Report: Rangers would trade Yu Darvish for ‘right deal’

The Texas Rangers are trying to decide if they want to trade Yu Darvish or not as they continue to flirt with wild card contention, and there’s a growing sense that they would be willing to move the starting pitcher if the price is right.Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has been calling teams and informing them Texas is open to trading...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Rangers lacking consistency at the plate

Adrian Beltre had four more hits on his way to 3,000 for his career. But the Rangers couldn't get one with runners in scoring position and in their shutout loss to the Marlins, 4-0, on Monday night. Beltre needs just seven more to become the 31st player in Major League history to reach 3,000 hits for his career.
Via Rangers.com
9 hours ago

Diekman on track to return next week

The Rangers have said they're looking into left-handed relief help as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, but they're going to be getting some fairly soon without having to make a deal. Jake Diekman, who has been on the 60-day disabled list since Feb. 14 after having a pair of surgeries to correct his ulcerative colitis, is on track to return as early as next week.
Via Rangers.com
14 hours ago

Blister forces Rangers' Ross to DL

The Rangers on Monday placed pitcher Tyson Ross on the disabled list with a blister on his right index finger and recalled catcher Brett Nicholas from Triple A Round Rock
Via Rangers.com
17 hours ago

Report: Rangers telling teams Darvish is not available

The Texas Rangers are coming off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they are not yet ready to commit to being sellers with the MLB trade deadline only a week away.Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported on Monday that the Rangers have been telling interested teams Yu Darvish is not available — at least for now. A lot can change in the next week, especially with how inconsistent the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Odor homers twice, Rangers sweep Rays with 6-5 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rougned Odor homered twice, including back-to-back drives with Carlos Gomez in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 Sunday and complete a three-game sweep. Odor’s two-run drive off Brad Boxberger (2-2) tied the score, and Gomez put the Rangers ahead 6-5 two pitches later. Joey Gallo also homered for the Rangers...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Report: Cubs interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

There’s been talk around the water cooler that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. While that might still very well be the case, at least one report suggests Chicago is more interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.“According to a source, a key Rangers evaluator was watching the Triple-A affiliates of the Chicago Cubs, who have made at least...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Called Ball of the First Half

If I know you, you’ve been around long enough to have seen a number of these. There isn’t much in the way of variation. Over a large enough timescale, the worst called ball will come on a pitch thrown in the vicinity of the middle of the strike zone. There’s no alternative. Those are the clearest, most obvious strikes, so when they’re not strikes, they’re lousy called balls...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Closer-by-committee will be a roller coaster ride

The 2017 version of Sam Dyson was a disaster, so the Texas Rangers were hoping Matt Bush could end the team’s endless search for a solid closer. Unfortunately, the former number one pick could not keep the job through the All-Star break. Or will he? Jeff Banister decided to go with a closer-by-committee following Friday’s walk-off loss to the White Sox, which came back from a...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy’s Mysterious Decline

At a table in the center of the visiting clubhouse last week, in the depths of Cleveland’s Progressive Field, Jonathan Lucroy was seated holding his catcher’s glove in his left hand and a flat-head screwdriver in his right. He used the tool to loosen and tighten different laces in the glove. He spent perhaps 20 minutes on glove maintenance that day — a day on which, incidentally...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo Embodies Modern Baseball and the Rangers Are Cool with That

If you were to pick a face, a player, to represent where baseball is trending, Joey Gallo might the one. This post isn’t intended to serve an endorsement of Gallo as an elite player, but rather to suggest that he embodies its trends as well as anyone. The game continues to include more home runs, more strikeouts, more walks, and fewer balls in play — to the angst of some (many...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona wearing heart monitor in case of another 'episode'

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the bench to manage the team’s game on Wednesday, but will do so with a heart monitor. It’s been a turbulent month for Cleveland’s manager, who’s dealt with multiple health scares.Francona left Monday’s game early because he wasn’t feeling well, and he missed Tuesday’s game with the same ailment. He was also hospitalized...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Nitkowski tweets out wrong Rangers-Yankees score, melts down after being corrected

Rangers broadcaster CJ Nitkowski attempted to send out a Twitter siren announcing a key moment during Sunday’s game against the Astros, but he didn’t quite have the details correct. Here’s the since-deleted tweet: That’s pretty standard practice, and kudos to Nitkowski for being an ex-player-turned-broadcaster willing to be engaging on social media.Where Nitkowski erred,...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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