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2016 Texas Rangers Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

After winning the AL West but losing in the ALDS to the Toronto Blue Jays in five games, the Rangers are content to keep their core together and hope from contributions from their young prospects. Let's take a look at the best fantasy options from one of the deepest teams in baseball.(Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles closing in on deal with Yovani Gallardo

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly closing in on a deal with free agent starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported that the two sides were close, though ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported that, while there is momentum toward a deal, the two sides still need to tweak some things before it’s done. Gallardo would essentially be a cheap means of replacing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Moreland's $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) -- First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for Wednesday.Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing for the third year in a row. He will be eligible for free agency after this year's World Series.Moreland made $2,975,000 last season, when he hit .278 with...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Just in time: Rangers, Moreland avoid arbitration with last-minute deal

The Texas Rangers and first baseman Mitch Moreland were scheduled to head to an arbitration hearing on Wednesday - but they managed to come to terms on a one-year deal in time to avoid it.As MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan announced on Twitter late in the night, the two sides agreed on a $5.7 million deal for 2016: Moreland, 30, is coming off a strong season in 2015 that saw him hit .278...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Moreland's $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for later Wednesday. Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing for the third year in a row and will be eligible for free agency after this year's World Series. Moreland made $2,975,000 last season, when he hit ...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish feeling strong in rehab, eager to rejoin Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish is feeling stronger than he did before elbow surgery, and has a renewed passion for the game after missing all of last season as the Texas Rangers were winning the AL West.While the right-hander feels good in rehabilitation, the Rangers and Darvish are taking their time with the pitcher who hopes to start throwing bullpen sessions again next month...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Darvish progressing through rehab, says he could throw 95 right now

After missing the entire 2015 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish is ready to return to the mound.In speaking with Jeff Wilson at the Fort-Worth Telegram, Darvish expressed his confidence in his health:It has to be encouraging to the Rangers (and their fans) to hear Darvish will be reporting the rest of the pitchers and catchers. If all...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Texas Rangers will play in the 2016 World Series

When crossing the borders into Texas, two things are made certain; the heat, and how seriously we take our baseball. It seems like every direction you look there’s a baseball field with a pickup game in progress, or a father and son playing catch in the front yard. For us Texans, baseball isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle. So when will the Texas Rangers prove the Lone Star...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish distances himself from brother’s gambling case

Yu Darvish on Tuesday commented on the gambling case involving his brother Sho in Japan, distancing himself from the matter. “I had nothing to do with what he’s done,” Darvish said via the Dallas Morning News. “That had no effect on me or what I’m doing right now. People make mistakes. My brother made one. … There was really no impact on me; nobody really talked to me...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Darvish feeling strong in rehab, eager to rejoin Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish says he feels stronger than he did before elbow surgery last spring and plans to be back on the mound for the Texas Rangers by mid-May or early June. Darvish said Tuesday that he feels really good during his rehabilitation, and that his passion for the game has been reignited. He told a small group of Rangers beat writers that he feels like he could...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Texas Rangers Team Preview

2015 Quick Overview The Texas Rangers surprised everyone when they went from last place in 2014 to edge the Houston Astros by two games in the 2015 standings. Despite a seemingly mediocre 88-74 record, the Rangers came within one game of advancing to the ALCS. They took a two games to none lead against the Blue Jays and lost three consecutive games to close out the season. Still...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yovani Gallardo’s Obvious Fit, and Even More Obvious Fit

Let’s check in on the latest in Yovani Gallardo rumors: Jan. 22, @ChrisCotillo: Source: Barring the late entry of a mystery team, Yovani Gallardo will decide between Astros, Orioles, Rockies. Jan. 23, @harding_at_mlb: #Rockies GM downplays Gallardo talks Jan. 28, @ChrisCotillo: Fister to Astros means one less suitor for Gallardo. Orioles still thought to be involved, with Rockies...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Elvis Andrus vs. Brandon Crawford by Matt Collins

Is the Ranger or the Giant a better fantasy bet for 2016?
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Quick Thought on the 2016 #1 Pick

Earlier this week, I read an article on Philly.com about Jason Groome, a left-handed high school pitching prospect thought to be in the mix for the first overall pick in this upcoming draft. In addition to being the local-ish prospect, Groome got a stamp of approval from Cole Hamels, who saw him do a workout for the Phillies last year before Hamels was traded to Texas. “He did...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Does Yovani Gallardo Fit?

Has the dead of MLB’s offseason gotten to you yet? Perhaps you’re hoping Milwaukee will make another trade, if only to give the baseball community something to talk about for another few hours. You might be talking about Bryce Harper as a New York Yankee in 2019. By all means, talk on. But maybe as you start making your wild predictions for the 2016 season, you realize a couple...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

30 Prospects in 30 Days: Joey Gallo — Texas Rangers

Joey Gallo is going to be a very interesting major league player, to say the very least. There is no other player in the minor leagues that possesses the power that Joey Gallo has, but at the same time, there are very few players who come with the kind of risk that Gallo brings to the table. At times, it feels like there must be a hole in his bat, as he strikes out at a historic...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Yovani Gallardo Still a Free Agent?

Long-time Milwaukee Brewers and recent Texas Rangers starting pitcher, Yovani Gallardo, is still a free agent, despite the calendar already showing February. As teams are getting ready for spring training, Gallardo is still looking for a team. Why is a guy who was an All-Star in 2010 and received Cy Young votes, good for seventh place in 2011, still looking for a team, despite...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Who can hit left-handed pitching?

2015 was an inconsistent year for the Texas Rangers offense. It seemed  the Rangers lineup fed off each other in a way in which everyone was cold at once, or everyone was hot at once. Thankfully for Texas, the offense came together to play their most productive ball in the closing months of the 2015 season. The Rangers put together a slash line of .275/.331/.420 in August and .261...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former co-owner of Texas Rangers, Rusty Rose, dies

DALLAS (AP) Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74. His family says in a statement that he passed away on Friday night after a long battle with depression. Rose was publicity shy even though he worked in public arenas of finance and sports. He founded Cardinal Investment Company, a Dallas investment...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers agree with Diekman on one-year deal, add Steve Johnson

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Left-hander Jake Diekman and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,255,000 and avoided salary arbitration.Diekman was acquired last season from Philadelphia along with ace Cole Hamels and went 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 26 appearances with Texas. He earned $535,500 in his final season before becoming eligible for arbitration.Diekman's...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers reach deal with LHP Diekman, sign RHP Steve Johnson

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Left-hander Jake Diekman and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a $1.255 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration. The team announced the deal Friday night. Diekman was acquired last season from Philadelphia along with ace Cole Hamels and went 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 26 appearances with Texas. He earned $535,500 in his final season before becoming...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers re-sign RHP Nick Tepesch to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Free agent right-hander Nick Tepesch has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training. Also Wednesday, the Rangers promoted Rafic Saab (rah-FEEK' sahb) to be their director of international scouting. He joined the organization in 2006 as a scout in Venezuela and had been the director of...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Minor League Preview: Texas Rangers

The Rangers have one of the deepest systems in the majors and it's packed with upside for fantasy. Even after trading away three good prospects in the Cole Hamels deal, it's still a beast. The appeal for our game is the type of player - toolsy, power bats, power arms...all good stuff. One of the pleasant surprises on the MLB roster was Delino Deshields, who the Rangers selected as...
Via Razzball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers affiliate may put lazy river in ballpark

The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are toying with the idea of doing something totally awesome to improve their stadium. According to a Dallas Morning News article, the RoughRiders are considering turning the pool beyond right field at Dr Pepper Ballpark into a lazy river. The Morning News shared photos of conceptual drawings for potential improvements...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ double-A affiliate wants to put a lazy river in their ballpark

The Frisco Roughriders (Texas Rangers’ double-A affiliate) have a pool behind right field at their home stadium, Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Now, they’d like to expand on that pool… and turn it into a lazy river. Owners for the minor league baseball team completed nearly $5 million in improvements before the start of last season. Their efforts paid off with record crowds. They...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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