MLB Trade Deadline Tracker and Analysis

With the 2014 MLB trade deadline fast approaching, we figured it made sense to put all the trades on one page for those of you who don’t have the time to scour multiple pages in order to find the information you want.  This page will be constantly updated between now and the real trade deadline towards the end of August. Also make sure to check out the analysis of each of the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto will be activated this weekend

The Texas Rangers will get back one of their many injured starters when play resumes on Friday. Fox Sports Southwest.com's Anthony Andro reports that the Rangers will activate catcher Geovany Soto from the disabled list Friday in time for the Rangers' game at the Toronto Blue Jays. Soto's activation fills in the roster spot of reliever Jason Frasor, traded to Kansas...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals News: Jason Frasor picked up from Rangers

The Texas Rangers finally did a little selling with a trade of right-handed relief pitcher Jason Frasor to the Kansas City Royals. The Royals sent right-hander Spencer Patton from Triple-A to the Rangers in return. The Royals have the fourth best bullpen WAR in the majors at 3.2, however, they have very little depth behind Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera.#451627440...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for the Rangers. The veteran righthander is owed...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals pick up RHP Frasor to bolster bullpen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals, frustrated by the lack of effectiveness from their middle-inning relievers, continued to seek veteran help. On Wednesday, the Royals acquired right-hander Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor-league right-hander Spencer Patton. The Royals designated for assignment utility player Jimmy Paredes to make room on the 40-man roster for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Tigers interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, Chad Qualls

In the hunt for late inning help, the Detroit Tigers have set their sight on relievers Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, Chad Qualls and
Via On-Base Talk
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Detroit interested in Jason Frasor, Joakim Soria, Chad Qualls

The Detroit Tigers have had some bullpen problems this season, compiling a 4.58 ERA.  That's the second worst bullpen ERA in Major League Baseball.  The only team worse is the Houston Astros at 4.96!  The Tigers have been looking for bullpen help for awhile now but Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported today that the Tigers are interested in a few specific players.  He tweeted...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Joakim Soria, Chad Qualls Among Possible Bullpen Targets

Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowksi continues to hunt for bullpen help ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, and he’s casting a wide net to find it. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports 1 reported Saturday that the Tigers are “interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, and Chad Qualls, among other bullpen targets, sources say.” Both Soria and Frasor currently play for Texas; Qualls has bounced...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
17 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud’s late boom powers Mets past Rangers

As a precursor to Friday night’s Citi Field fireworks, Travis d’Arnaud lowered the boom. With the Mets stuck in familiar territory, having scored a few runs early and then failing to add on, d’Arnaud delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning that sparked a 6-5 victory over the Rangers to snap his team’s four-game losing streak. The rookie d’Arnaud’s mostly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers take down Indians

After two months of the season, this much is clear: If the injury-depleted, pitching-thin, offensively inconsistent Rangers are to remain in the pennant race, it will take a village. It will take Yu Darvish going deep into games on his assigned night because the rest of the rotation lacks the experience or stamina necessary. It will take a legion of late-inning relievers because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers win fifth straight by beating White Sox

The arms: In the sixth, RHP Jason Frasor needed one pitch to escape a bases-loaded situation. He got Alexei Ramirez to ground into an inning-ending force on a fastball. … In the seventh, LHP Neal Cotts returned from a three-day break and retired the side in order. … In the eighth, manager Ron Washington made the first trip to the mound for a solo meeting with RHP AIexi Ogando...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Jason Frasor Deal Set The Bar For LaTroy Hawkins And The Mets?

On Friday, middle reliever Jason Frasor and the Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million with another $250,000 in incentives based on number of appearances. “It’s just nice to know at this point. The World Series isn’t even over and one of the best teams in baseball wants you back,” Frasor said. These deals are somewhat uncommon because of the lure of...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Frasor agrees to $1.75M deal with Rangers

Reliever Jason Frasor has agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year deal to remain with the Texas Rangers rather than become a free agent. The 36-year-old right-hander went 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances in his first season with the Rangers. Opponents hit a career-low .203 against him. Over his final 41 appearances since June, Frasor allowed eight earned runs over 35 innings,...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers re-sign RHP Frasor

Right-hander Jason Frasor, a key member of the Texas bullpen this season, has re-signed with the club for 2014. Frasor, who was slated to be a free agent, will make 1.75 million plus incentives. Frasor, 36, went 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 61 games for the Rangers this year and was a one of the workhorses down the stretch. He had a 2.06 ERA over his final 41 appearances with the Rangers...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Jason Frasor to one-year contract

Rather than hit the open market as a free agent in a few weeks reliever Jason Frasor has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers. Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star Telegram reports that it’s worth $1.75 million plus incentives which is a small raise from his $1.5 million salary this season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers had no problem with baseballs Friday

ARLINGTON, Texas The apparent problems with the baseballs during Friday Texas Rangers game against Los Angeles apparently only impacted C.J. Wilson. None of the five Texas pitchers used in the game had any issues with slippery balls, which Wilson complained about following the game. "I can't tell you I noticed any difference with the balls," said Texas reliever Tanner...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Embarrassing gaffe by MLB rookie after first hit

In the fifth inning of Tuesday night's Astros-Rangers game, Houston catcher Max Stassi hit a grounder up the middle for a single, his first career hit. Congratulations, Max! But after that hit, things got weird. After Brandon Barnes struck out for the first out of the inning, Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez hit a Jason Frasor pitch back to the mound. Frasor threw to...
Via The Outside Corner
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros rookie commits the most Astros-y mental error you’ll ever see

Twenty-two year old Max Stassi made his major league debut for the Astros on Tuesday and, after striking out in his first plate appearance, knocked a single to center for his first career hit. What he did afterwards, though, was the highlight (or lowlight, if you’re Stassi) of his night. When Marwin Gonzalez grounded back to pitcher Jason Frasor two batters later, Frasor sailed...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn gives the Cleveland an 11th-inning walkoff winner over Texas, 11-8

To heck with the sacrifice bunt. Ryan Raburn hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning as the Indians defeated the Rangers 11-8 Friday night at Progressive Field. The Indians improved to 54-48 overall 31-19 at home. They played their first home game since July 14. Texas (56-47) has lost 10 of 13. Asdrubal Cabrera led off the 11th with a single against Jason Frasor. Cabrera moved...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Raburn lifts Indians over Rangers in 11-8 walk-off

CLEVELAND -- After twice contemplating a sacrifice bunt, Ryan Raburn hit a walk-off, three-run home run in the 11th inning off Jason Frasor, giving the Cleveland Indians a 11-8 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. After shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and catcher Carlos Santana opened the inning with back-to-back singles off Frasor (0-2, 3.26), Raburn squared to bunt on two pitches...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians 11, Rangers 8(11)

Ryan Raburn twice faked a bunt. There was nothing phony about his next swing. Raburn hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jason Frasor, giving the Cleveland Indians a wild and sloppy 11-8 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. After Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana singled off Frasor (0-2), Raburn squared to bunt on two pitches and possibly drop a sacrifice before...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' comeback falls short in extra-inning loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ryan Raburn's three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jason Frasor gave the Cleveland Indians a wild and sloppy 11-8 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. After Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana singled off Frasor (0-2), Raburn pulled a 2-1 pitch onto the home-run porch in left to rescue the Indians, who blew a 7-1 lead and nearly lost to a Texas team...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Raburn's walk-off beats Texas 11-8

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ryan Raburn's three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jason Frasor gave the Cleveland Indians a wild and sloppy 11-8 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. After Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana singled off Frasor (0-2), Raburn pulled a 2-1 pitch onto the home-run porch in left to rescue the Indians, who blew a 7-1 lead and nearly lost to a Texas team...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers beat Reds 4-0 for 2nd shutout in row

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Martin Perez pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the scuffling Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Friday night. The Reds have lost three in a row, and six of seven. They also have more concerns about right-hander Johnny Cueto (4-2), their opening day starter already on the disabled list twice this season who left after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Site’s Most Underrated Feature: Custom Leaderboards

I don’t usually write posts that are just straight up promotion of things here on FanGraphs, but last night, I saw the following note on Twitter. Wish @fangraphs had a feature that allows you to compare multiple players using a panel of custom stats. — Andrew Martinez (@andtinez) June 13, 2013 I responded and told Andrew that we do have exactly that feature, which he just hadn’t...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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