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The Real Problem

The Padres will not break out of their current malaise unless they address the real problem on the field.  I’m not sure of the solution, but the firing of Josh Byrnes this week crystalized the true problem with the organization.  It is a problem that has reared its ugly head time and again over the past 10+ years. The true problem is not drafting, being cheap or (lack of) activity...
Via Friarhood
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s summer, so it’s time to get a Custom Koozie

Summer is finally here after what seemed like a 10-month winter in the Midwest. For me, one of the best parts of summer is sitting outside and tailgating before a baseball game. If you’re tailgating, you’re going to need a beer in your hand and that means you’re going to need a koozie to keep that thing cold. We all have random koozies for teams or companies we don’t care...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Without a Custom Koozie, you’re not doing summer right

Summer is finally here after what seemed like a 10-month winter in the Midwest. For me, one of the best parts of summer is sitting outside and tailgating before a baseball game. If you’re tailgating, you’re going to need a beer in your hand and that means you’re going to need a koozie to keep that thing cold. We all have random koozies for teams or companies we don’t care...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: May 6, 2011

2011: Oakland only collected five hits, but they were able to bunch four of them together in a three-run fifth inning that gave the A’s a 3-2 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Trailing 2-0 in the fifth, Oakland started the inning with four straight singles off Royals starter Sean O’Sullivan. Kurt Suzuki began the hit parade, followed by Ryan Sweeney, Adam LaRoche (who...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Kevin Kouzmanoff will have back surgery on Tuesday

The Texas Rangers enter the weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels coming off an embarrassing 12-1 loss to the Oakland A's. The loss dropped the Rangers to 15-13, three games behind the A's in the American League West. To top off the humiliating loss, the Rangers got bad news on third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, who will need back surgery.#485533689 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Profar cleared to resume baseball activities

ARLINGTON, Texas - On the same day the Texas Rangers delivered bad news on Kevin Kouzmanoff, they got good news on Jurickson Profar. An MRI of Profar's right shoulder revealed that his muscle tear has healed. Profar has been cleared to resume baseball activities, and will start swinging a bat immediately. Profar is slated to begin a throwing program in a week. Profar, who is...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Kevin Kouzmanoff may need back surgery

The Texas Rangers lost to the Oakland A's on Tuesday night by the score of 9-3. The loss was the third straight for the Rangers, who dropped to 15-12 on the season. The news got worse for the Rangers as third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff said he may need back surgery to correct a herniated disc in his lumbar spine. As reported by Dave Sessions of MLB.com, Kouzmanoff was named...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Back surgery likely for Rangers' Kouzmanoff

ARLINGTON, Texas - It looks like the Texas Rangers will be without a key to their hot start for the next couple of months. Third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, who sparked the offense when Adrian Beltre was on the disabled list, is likely going to require back surgery after back specialist Dr. Drew Dossett recommended it. Kouzmanoff, who has a herniated disk in his back, will get a second...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers infielder Kevin Kouzmanoff expected to have back surgery

Kevin Kouzmanoff’s back feels much better, but now he’s having tingling in his legs. And, because of that, it appears back surgery is now inevitable. Kouzmanoff said he’s been advised by Rangers spine specialist Dr. Drew Dossett to have a herniated disk in his lower back surgically repaired. Kouzmanoff will seek a second opinion Friday in Los Angeles, but acknowledged that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Adrian Beltre, put Kevin Kouzmanoff on DL

The Texas Rangers have been playing musical chairs at third base this season. When Adrian Beltre went down with a sore quad in early April, Kevin Kouzmanoff filled in admirably. Now, the roles have reversed.         Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune tweeted to inform Seattle Mariners fans about the third baseman's return to active duty:Rangers have activated 3B...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Adrian Beltre, place Kevin Kouzmanoff on DL

The Texas Rangers activated third baseman Adrian Beltre on Friday. In order to make room for Beltre on the active roster his fill-in, Kevin Kouzmanoff, was placed on the disabled list. Beltre landed on the DL with a strained left quad but he will play Friday night. In eight games this season Beltre has hit .286/.394/.393 with no home runs. Expect that to change as Beltre has hit...
Via Tireball.com
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Beltre from DL; Kouzmanoff has herniated disc

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, effective immediately, the club has announced. As a corresponding move, Kevin Kouzmanoff -- who has been brilliant in filling in for Beltre -- was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated L5-S1 disc in his lower back. Kouzmanoff had left Tuesday's game against the A's with lower...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Shin-Soo Choo, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Pedro Figueroa, Neftali Feliz

The Texas Rangers enjoyed the day off yesterday as they headed to Seattle for a three-game set starting today.  The Rangers have been one of the most hard hit teams in baseball as far as injuries go and updates have poured in about several Rangers.  Let's go over all of them, via T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.Shin-Soo ChooChoo has been dealing with some ankle soreness lately.  He...
Via MLB Injury News
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy John surgery for Figueroa, continuing back issues for Kouzmanoff

Texas Rangers reliever Pedro Figueroa will undergo Tommy John surgery because of a torn UCL and flexor tendon in his left elbow, according to T.R. Sullivan. Figueroa, claimed on waivers this offseason by the Rangers from the Oakland A's, had been a pleasant early season surprise, early a spot in the Opening Day bullpen and looking like a decent middle relief option against lefthanders...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Kevin Kouzmanoff, Pedro Figueroa

The Texas Rangers got a couple scares during last night's victory over the Oakland Athletics.  First they lost breakout star third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to back tightness in the fourth inning and then reliever Pedro Figueroa left during the eighth inning with an elbow injury.  Let's examine both players.Kevin KouzmanoffKouzmanoff has been a surprise at third base...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kouzmanoff tabbed AL Player of the Week

Kevin Kouzmanoff has certainly softened the blow of the loss of Adrian Beltre and the rest of the American League has taken notice. Kouzmanoff was named the AL player of the week Monday for his work last week. Kouzmanoff had eight RBI and 20 total bases for the Rangers last week while tying for the league lead in runs scored (six) and doubles. He also batted .345 for the week and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox send Rangers on road trip with beating

ARLINGTON, Texas - At least the Texas Rangers caught a break on a sixth-inning play against the Chicago White Sox Sunday when the a review stood giving the Rangers a strikeout on an apparent hit batter. That was the only thing that went the way of the Rangers though as the White Sox trounced Texas 16-2 to end an otherwise outstanding homestand with a resounding thud while snapping...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Relying on Kevin Kouzmanoff and Other Reserves

On Saturday the Texas Rangers placed outfielder  Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list after he fractured his left pinkie finger sliding into 2nd base the night before. While placing the reserve outfielder on the DL will not generate headlines in the national sporting news, it does allow the Dallas Morning News’ sports reporter Gerry Fraley  to point out an interesting note...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Kouzmanoff keeps hit streak alive with home run

ARLINGTON, Texas – A crowd of 44,811 showed up to Globe Life Park on Saturday for Yu Darvish Bobblehead Night. If Kevin Kouzmanoff keeps hitting like he has been, he might need a bobblehead night of his own. Kouzmanoff, filling in at third for an injured Adrian Beltre, hit a vital home run in the eighth inning Saturday to hold off the White Sox, 6-3. Chicago had just scored...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexei Ramirez Web Gem Against Texas

Chicago White Sox Baseball - During a dismal beatdown at the hands of the Texas Rangers on Friday night, Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez continued his franchise record hit streak to begin a season (17). He also made a tremendous diving stop and subsequent throw from his knees to end the 5th inning, robbing Kevin Kouzmanoff of a sure base hit. Which White Sox play from this week...
Via Sports Mockery
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers-White Sox Preview

Kevin Kouzmanoff's production at the plate has been a big part of the Texas Rangers' three-game win streak. He likely won't be returning to the minors any time soon. Kouzmanoff looks to continue his hot hitting Friday night, while Martin Perez will try to build on his best start of the season when the Rangers open a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox. Kouzmanoff...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kouzmanoff, Rangers beat Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered again, doubling twice and scoring two runs as the Texas Rangers beat Seattle Mariners 8-6 Thursday. Texas lost the opener of the four-game series on Monday night, but won the last three. The 32-year-old Kouzmanoff is hitting .414 since joining the Rangers on April 9 after starting third baseman Adrian Beltre strained his left...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Late push gives Rangers fourth walk-off win

After the 15-game mark of the 2014 season, it’s apparent that the Texas Rangers are challenged at the plate. Sure, there’s 90 percent of the season left to be played. Slumping hitters are going to get hot. Injured players are going to return. But a team that currently needs contributions from Josh Wilson, Robinson Chirinos and Kevin Kouzmanoff, among others, to be successful...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers shut out Mariners behind strong outing from Ross and pair of home runs

In response to a pair starts long on pitches and short on innings, Robbie Ross said Monday he would attack hitters with a vengeance in his next start. In response to the longest home run drought of his career, Prince Fielder said Tuesday afternoon that “one must be coming soon.” It’s nice to occasionally be prophetic. On Tuesday, Ross fired fastballs at Seattle’s weak lineup...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kouzmanoff comes up big for Rangers in Beltre's absence

With Adrian Beltre on the DL, Kevin Kouzmanoff came through Tuesday with a home run and two doubles in the Rangers' win over the Mariners.
Via FOXSports.com
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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