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Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. Oblivion

I’ve already written my eulogy for the Angels’ 2015 season, so it’s no secret I lack any grand hopes for this home stand. I will admit, though, that I technically buried the team alive. They didn’t exactly show great resolve during their make-or-break road trip, going 4–5 against allegedly lesser competition, but they’re still just one sweep away from being right back...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Napoli's Numbers Get Him More Playing Time In Texas

(Getty Images)The Mike Napoli deal had to happen. Let's get that out on the table right away. And yet, it is interesting to see Nap's resurgence since re-donning the uniform of the Texas Rangers. As MassLive.com's Nick O'Malley points out, in just 11 games, Napoli is hitting .318—with a .400 OBP, is slugging .636 and has a 1.036 OPS. He will likely get more starts if this trend...
Via FenwayNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli, Gimenez hit HRs as Rangers top Tigers 4-2

DETROIT (AP) Cole Hamels threw six strong innings, and Mike Napoli and Chris Gimenez homered as the Texas Rangers held onto the second American League wild card spot with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Rangers, who have won nine of their last 11 games, started the day with a half-game lead over the Angels, with Baltimore another half-game back. Hamels (7-8) got...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli, Gimenez hit home runs as Rangers top Tigers 4-2

DETROIT (AP) -- Cole Hamels threw six strong innings, and Mike Napoli and Chris Gimenez homered as the Texas Rangers held onto the second American League wild card spot with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Rangers, who have won nine of their last 11 games, started the day with a half-game lead over the Angels, with Baltimore another half-game back. Hamels (7-8) got...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Heat-seeking baseball climbs up Mike Napoli's leg, knocks helmet off his head

During the first inning of Wednesday's Rangers-Mariners game, a Mike Montgomery breaking ball into the dirt apparently decided it has some beef with Rangers first baseban Mike Napoli. Also, physics happened. Montgomery's pitch kissed the ground a few inches before Napoli, bounced against his ankle then went flying upward at a rate of speed fast enough that when it hit underneath...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How did a pitch to Texas Rangers 1B Mike Napoli's ankle knock his helmet off?

Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli took a pitch to the ankle...which knocked his helmet off.Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli hit in ankle by pitch which also knocked his helmet off (Video)

Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was hit in the ankle by a pitch during the first inning of Wednesday night's game against Seattle. Napoli also had his helmet knocked off his head...by the same pitch.The pitch bounced straight up off Napoli's ankle and knocked his helmet clean off. The video has to be seen to be believed, as not only is it rare to see this, but it's also...
Via Holdout Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers' Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli And Elvis Andrus Combine For Over 1200 Feet of Home Runs Against Mariners

No one had a worse day at the ball park than Mariners reliever Joe Beimel. He came in to the seventh inning down 3-2; not an ideal sitaution, but not a horrible one by any means. Hitting the first batter he faced wasn't how he wanted to start, but he got Adrian Beltre to line out (which was good). Then it all fell a part.Mitch Moreland hit a 365' foot home run which was followed...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli's helmet knocked off in odd fashion

A potentially dangerous situation turned into a video for the ages. Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was up at bat Wednesday when a pitch bounced short of the plate. Now, this single act isn’t out of the ordinary, but what happened after has us scratching our heads. The ball bounced up and off Napoli’s ankle, and then somehow knocked off his helmet. It’s a moment...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild pitch hits Mike Napoli and knocks helmet off (video)

Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was involved in a scary moment during Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. A short pitch hit him in the ankle and ricocheted upward toward his head. Luckily, it hit him in the helmet instead, and knocked it right off. Incidents such as this one are why helmets are a thing. Player safety is important, and we’re happy that Napoli’s...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Future for David Denson on the Field

Milwaukee Brewers prospect David Denson made history yesterday when he revealed he is gay. With his announcement, Denson became the first active, openly gay player in the history of affiliated baseball. Given his significance to the game, there’s unlikely to be any shortage of coverage regarding Denson in either the near- or long-term. As some of the authors of that coverage have...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Is Travis Shaw Red Sox solution at first base?

Photo Credit: Kelly O’Connor Mike Napoli’s departure from the Red Sox wasn’t something that blind-sided fans in Boston, but trying to pin-point exactly who would succeed the 33-year old was something of an mind bender for fans and media alike Following the trade that sent Napoli back to Texas in exchange for a player to be named later, the Red Sox thinness at first base was...
Via Fire Brand AL
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat: Napoli is Gone, Koji is Out and Owens Makes His Debut

With Mike Napoli (finally) off the Red Sox roster, Koji Uehara out for the season and all this talk of David Ortiz reaching the 500 home run mark, Red Sox Beat had a lot to cover! 
Via CLNS Radio
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Weekend Trade Update

This post was written exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com by Scott Barzilla. Boston Red Sox Trade Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers The post non-waiver deadline trading began with a pair of trades on Friday night. The Boston Red Sox dealt first baseman Mike Napoli and cash to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later. Napoli has struggled most of the season, but...
Via The Fantasy Fix
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Scores Run In First Game Since Being Traded To Rangers

Even though Mike Napoli didn’t record a hit in his first game with the Texas Rangers after being traded, the first baseman played a crucial role for the Rangers in their 11-3 win in extra innings over the Seattle Mariners. Napoli was 0-for-2 at the plate, but he drew a critical walk in the fourth inning. He later came around to score the Rangers’ third run of the inning on...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Deven Marrero From Pawtucket Following Mike Napoli Trade

The Boston Red Sox have recalled infielder Deven Marrero on Saturday to replace first baseman Mike Napoli’s spot on the 25-man roster. Napoli was traded to the Texas Rangers on Friday for cash considerations or a player to be named later. The spot has not been filled on the 40-man roster. Marrero spent about a month with the Red Sox earlier this season from June 25-July 20 during...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marrero called up by Red Sox to fill Napoli's spot

DETROIT (AP) The Boston Red Sox recalled infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday to fill the open roster spot after first baseman Mike Napoli was traded. Napoli was dealt to the Texas Rangers on Friday night for a player to be named or cash. Boston also sent money to Texas as part of the deal, which came a week after baseball's deadline for trading players without...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Uses Sobbing Emojis To Describe Feelings On Mike Napoli Trade (Photo)

It’s no secret that Mike Napoli is a terrific, beloved teammate. A number of his Boston Red Sox teammates underscored that point with their reactions to Napoli’s trade to the Texas Rangers on Friday. But Sox utility man Brock Holt didn’t even need words to describe how he felt about Napoli’s departure, instead letting emojis do the talking instead. This embed is...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Could Be In Red Sox Uniform For Long Time Thanks To Bat (Video)

Mike Napoli’s departure from the Boston Red Sox after being traded to the Texas Rangers presents Travis Shaw with a big opportunity. And it’s one he is taking full advantage of so far. Shaw has two home runs and a .345 batting average over the course of 13 games with Boston this season. Both of those home runs have come in his most recent promotion to the major leagues, during...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Fills Mike Napoli’s First Base Spot For Red Sox Vs. Tigers

It’s Travis Shaw’s time to shine. The Boston Red Sox traded first baseman and 2013 World Series champion Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers on Friday, and Shaw entered the team’s lineup against the Detroit Tigers as a last-minute addition. It appears Shaw will get an extended chance to prove his worth, as he’s back in the lineup at first base batting seventh for Saturday night’s...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Trade Presents Opportunity For Travis Shaw, Allen Craig

Mike Napoli’s Boston Red Sox tenure came to a close Friday, with the Sox trading him back to his former team, the Texas Rangers. Not only did Napoli’s departure further decrease the number of 2013 World Series champions remaining in Boston — a total that now is down to eight — but it also created some uncertainty as to who will fill his void at first base for the rest...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade 1B Mike Napoli back to Rangers

DETROIT (AP) Mike Napoli is headed back to the Texas Rangers. The first baseman was traded Friday by the Red Sox to the Rangers for a player to be named or cash. Boston also sends money to Texas as part of the deal, which came a week after baseball's deadline for trading players without placing them on waivers. Minutes before the first pitch of Boston's game against the Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox deal Mike Napoli to Rangers

The Texas Rangers have reportedly acquired Mike Napoli from the Boston Red Sox, according to a report from Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. As of now, neither team has confirmed the trade. According to TR Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers have received cash alongside Napoli in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. In order to clear a spot for Napoli on the club’s 40-man roster...
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Mike Napoli To Texas Rangers For Player To Be Named Later

After not trading Mike Napoli at the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox pulled the trigger on the burly first baseman, sending him to the Texas Rangers with cash for a player to be named later.
Via CLNS Radio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Mike Napoli To Texas Rangers

Well, it finally happened. The Red Sox traded first baseman Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations and/or a player to be named later. Napoli previously played for the Rangers in 2011-12 and is still owed part of his $16 million salary—which Boston will likely help pay for.
Via FenwayNation
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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