Derek Holland has the same goals just about every big league pitcher has.
The Texas left-hander would like to be part of a World Series winner. He'd also like to win a Cy Young Award.
And then there's this.
"I'd like to win the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award," Holland said.
That honor goes to a player for their play as well as their contributions to the community.
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FORT WORTH, Texas - The season for the Texas Rangers may be over but that doesn't mean sport nut Derek Holland isn't staying busy.
Holland, who is a regular at Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys games, broadened his sports horizons Sunday as he was the honorary starter for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Holland, who likes going fast, led the 43...
A distinguished but diverse group from varying arenas, ranging from the iconic Harlem Globetrotters to Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, will serve as the dignitaries for Sunday'sAAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Eliminator 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their basketball wizardry and antics around the world...
Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from his Saturday start as the result of a migraine and will not be able to start Sunday either, after there had been some suggestion he would be able to do so. However, Holland could still come out of the bullpen in what is a crucial game in deciding the AL wild card standings, with Oakland just one game ahead of Seattle.After...
ARLINGTON, Texas - There aren't a lot of players on last-place teams who are hoping that the baseball season could last a little longer.
Derek Holland is one of the rare exceptions.
Holland's tough 2014 season comes to an end Saturday with just six starts at the major-league level. It's not near what he was hoping for after he had microfracture surgery on his left knee...
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Look at the list of two-pitch starters these days, and you won’t find any left-handers. That’s probably because lefty starters have to think about opposite-handed hitters more than anyone. That’s probably also why more lefties use changeups than righties — the pitch is more effective against opposite-handed batters. Well, Derek Holland‘s changeup has seen better […]
ARLINGTON, Texas - A healthy Derek Holland probably wouldn't have made a difference in what's been a miserable 2014 season for the Texas Rangers.
But his three starts since coming back from microfracture knee surgery have certainly been fun to watch.
Holland was once again outstanding Friday, putting together his third consecutive seven-inning start in a 2-1 victory over...
In early January Derek Holland had microfracture surgery on his left knee to repair torn cartilage behind the kneecap. At first he was only expected to miss half of the season, but other setbacks delayed his 2014 debut until September 2. After watching his first two starts I couldn’t tell he missed any time at all. The fastball velocity was intact. The command and quality of the...
ARLINGTON, Texas - The list of questions the Texas Rangers will have following a disastrous 2014 season is a long one.
None of those should have anything to do with Derek Holland.
Holland, making his second start since returning from left knee surgery, was once again sharp in a 1-0 victory over Seattle that helped the club snap an eight-game losing streak.
Holland, who hadn't...
ARLINGTON, Texas — Ron Washington gathered his players for what they thought would be another team meeting in a surprisingly dreary season.
Instead, the Texas Rangers manager delivered the biggest shock of all: He was stepping down immediately.
Washington resigned Friday, saying he needed to devote his full attention to an “off-the-field personal matter.”
The announcement came...
There’s only a few weeks left in the 2014 MLB season, and this week’s version of the Weekend SP Rankings has a fairly robust Monday slate with 24 probable starters.
On Saturday, David Price and Madison Bumgarner face off in an interleague battle of the aces that hurts both of their win chances (and rankings).
On Sunday, Derek Holland tops the list on a very weak day of pitching...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The record 60th player that the Texas Rangers have used this season did his job superbly.
Then the 61st failed to deliver.
Derek Holland held the Kansas City Royals to one run over seven innings in his season debut, showing no linger effects from the knee injury that had kept him out all year.
Michael Kirkman took over, promptly putting runners on second...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014
Derek Holland made his season debut on Tuesday night holding the Kansas City Royals to one run in seven innings of work.
Holland, 27, was left with a no decision after allowing ix hits and recording six strikeouts. The only bad part of the outing for Holland was that the Rangers offense simply could not figure out Jeremy Guthrie who matched him on the score board. Eventually the...
This was not the kind of record-setting season Rangers manager Ron Washington envisioned.
When left-hander Derek Holland took the mound against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, he became the 60th player that Texas has used this year, breaking a tie with three other teams for the most used in a single season in major-league history.
The Indians and Padres each used 59 players...
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September 02, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) This was not the kind of record-setting season Rangers manager Ron Washington envisioned.
When left-hander Derek Holland took the mound against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, he became the 60th player that Texas has used this year, breaking a tie with three other teams for the most used in a single season in major league history.
The Indians and Padres...
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September 02, 2014
The Kansas City Royals are still clinging to the AL Central lead after holding on to beat baseball's worst team.
Kansas City will try to continue its success against the visiting Texas Rangers and spoil Derek Holland's season debut Tuesday night.
The Royals (75-61) had dropped three straight and five of seven before winning 4-3 in Monday's opener. Salvador Perez went...
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September 02, 2014
First off, sorry for the two-day absence of this daily post. We had some technical difficulties as last week wound to a close that prevented us from generating our daily rankings, but those issues have been sorted out and today we’re back in business with Tuesday’s rankings!
Derek Holland is back after making six minor league rehab starts. His reward? The first place Royals...
The disastrous season for the Texas Rangers continues to get worse. Derek Holland, who they had hoped would be one of their top pitchers, has been scratched from his final rehab start with back spasms.Derek Holland has been scratched from his rehab start for Round Rock at Las Vegas on Sunday due to back spasms. Next start to be determined— John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 23...
Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland’s most recent rehab start did not go over well.
Holland allowed four runs in just one inning of work for Tripe-A Round Rock in his second rehab outing.
The Rangers have been hoping to get Holland back into their rotation by the end of August. He needed 42 pitches to get though his inning of work. Initially the Rangers had slated Holland to go...
FRISCO, Texas - Derek Holland made this look easy in his first rehab start since microfracture surgery on his left knee.
Almost too easy.
The Texas left-hander pitched two hitless innings for Double-A Frisco Wednesday, striking out four and walking two in his 33-pitch outing against Midland. Holland was so effective there was little chance for Holland to test his left knee.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Holland will make his 2014 pitching debut Wednesday for Double-A Frisco, ending a nearly season long of rehab from microfracture surgery.
Holland is slated do fielding drills Sunday, throw a bullpen Monday and then pitch two innings for the Roughriders Wednesday.
It's been a long road to pitching in a game for Holland but he's happy to be taking this...
From The Dallas News:
Derek Holland: “Basically, there are two games. One is called pink eye. That is when you just fart in somebody’s face and they can’t flinch. If they move, there is a penalty for it. This all came from Mark Lowe. ‘Fart Bottle Roulette’ is when you get a bunch of little water bottles, fart into one of them, put them in a bag, shuffle it, and than watch...
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Two-Startapalooza’s back, beoches!
Man, I gotta tell yunz, I had a superly-dooperly extended break, and all ya’ll who know me know that there is not one hint of sarcasm in that statement. There were some lessons learned, particularly on the baseball front, although...