Found October 11, 2012 on
Fox Sports Southwest:
Now that the season for the Texas Rangers has been over for almost a week and a lot longer in some peoples minds its time to hand out the report cards for the players.
My grading system is simple. As go to those who had excellent seasons, Bs to those who were above average, Cs to those who were average, Ds to those below average and Fs to those either need to give back the money they were overpaid or find a new city to play in. There will also be some incompletes handed out for those who didnt see enough time to be fairly graded or had their season end because of injuries. There will be no plusses or minuses given because that makes my head hurt.
Today well focus on the pitching. Tomorrow its the position players.
RHP Yu Darvish Sure he didnt win 20 games like some in the Japanese media expected but he was in the rotation from day 1 and won 16 games, struck out more than 200 batters and started the teams lone playoff game. He got stronger down the stretch. The biggest a...
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Rangers head honcho Nolan Ryan questioned Josh Hamilton's decision to quit smokeless tobacco during the season, saying the timing "couldn't have been worse."
Texas Rangers reliever Mike Adams, who will be a free agent, will undergo surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Thursday in Dallas.
Adams met with Dr. Greg Pearl yesterday and Pearl will perform the surgery.
Adams missed the final five games of the season because of what was thought to be a mild neck strain. He was diagnosed with TOS Sept. 30.
Adams went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA for the...
Josh Hamilton said in June that he was attempting to stop his use of chewing tobacco. The process wasn't an easy one for the 2010 A.L. MVP and it probably affected his play.
The Texas Rangers power-hitting outfielder also tried to kick the habit during the 2011 season.
But was the timing right?
According to a recent radio interview, Rangers president Nolan Ryan said it was...
The Texas Rangers had an explosive offense when you look at the big picture.
Texas ranked among baseball's best in all the sexy offensive categories batting average, home runs, runs scored, total bases. But if you looked at the individual players, those numbers didn't seem to add up all the time. The Rangers were also poor at situational hitting; failing to advance runners...
After losing a five-game lead with nine games to play, the Rangers enter what figures to be a very active offseason. The team that went to two consecutive World Series and held first place in the AL West for virtually all but the last day of the 2012 season is likely to change significantly. "I think it's a natural time to kind of reassess where we are, get back to what...
The Texas Rangers say reliever Mike Adams will have surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a numbing sensation that sidelined him the last week of the season.
Adams, who can become a free agent, is set for surgery Thursday in Dallas.
The team said All-Star starter Matt Harrison had successful Lasik surgery Thursday. Catcher Mike Napoli, another pending free agent, is set to have...
Many things are known about Josh Hamilton -- far more details of the man's personal life have been made public information than just about any other athlete. We know he's a recovering alcoholic, we know he's devoutly religious, we know he's injury prone, we know he's trying to quit caffeine and we know, when he's on the field, he's one of the best, most...
Josh Hamilton's bat sat on his shoulder for the first strike. He fouled the second one off. He swung at the third delivery but missed, and in doing so unleashed pent-up boos from the Texas Rangers fans who once adored him.
And so ended what had been a great baseball love story.
This strikeout in the wild-card loss to Baltimore was his last at-bat as a Ranger. My man, Randy...
MLB legend, Rangers president says that kicking tobacco habit may
have led to struggles.
Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan has criticized Josh Hamilton's decision to try to break his tobacco-chewing habit during the season, FoxsportsSouthwest.com reported Wednesday. Hamilton said in June that he was attempting to stop his use of chewing tobacco. Ryan said in a radio interview that he thinks that affected Hamilton's play. "His timing on quitting...
Given Josh Hamilton's production during his time with the Texas Rangers, critics would have been hard pressed to compare the outfielder to anyone else in the game.Thankfully, FOXSports.com's Jen Floyd Engel has some suggestions.Nobody will want to admit this, but Hamilton had quickly become the T.O. of the Rangers, a talented player whose production no longer justifies...