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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...
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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
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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
11 hours 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
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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
23 hours 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
4 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
6 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
7 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...
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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 Associated Press
11 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
13 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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobblehead For Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre Has Removable Batting Helmet So You Can Rub His Head

Do not rub the head of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. If you do, you are doing so at your own risk. The man hates it when people do that, and is prone to acts of violence as a result--but have you ever wanted to do it anyway?Well--now you can, but not his actual head. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers announce Beltre bobblehead - with removable helmet for head-touching

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has a 'thing' about people touching his head.He doesn't willingly let anyone do it, and if they catch him off-guard with a head-pat he reacts as you'd expect. The Rangers announced their 2016 promotional schedule this past weekend, and it's highlighted by a Beltre bobblehead giveaway on August 14. The mini-Beltre, you see, has a removable...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB investigates Yu Darvish for possible role in gambling ring

Just a day after a report emerged about widespread match-fixing in tennis, now MLB is investigating Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish for a potential link to a gambling ring, reports the Japan Times. Yu’s brother, Sho, was charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that had allegedly took bets on both NPB and MLB games after his arrest in October. Sho allegedly accepted...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Rangers file for arbitration, including Tolleson

Reliever Shawn Tolleson is coming off a strong 2015 that saw him take the reins as the Texas Rangers' closer, and he'll now have the opportunity to be rewarded for his effort.Tolleson was one of seven Rangers to file for arbitration ahead of Tuesday's deadline. On Friday, players and clubs will exchange figures and both sides will attempt to reach agreements on salary decisions...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

How should the Texas Rangers handle Jurickson Profar?

At one point a red carpet prospect for the Texas Rangers, Jurickson Profar has now become a confusing piece on the Ranger’s board. As is often the case, injuries can wreak havoc on a prospect’s projections. We’ve seen injuries end a prospect’s career, such as occurred with former Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ prospect Rocco Baldelli, as well as Chicago Cub’s brief phenom Mark...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Thing That Colby Lewis Does Better Than Anyone Else

Colby Lewis sits among the 20-worst pitchers by strikeout rate among qualified pitchers over the last two years. He has the second-worst ground-ball rate among that group. He has the fifth-worst fastball velocity. He basically only has two pitches, and only one of them rates as above-average on whiffs or grounders currently. He’s fifth on the Rangers’ starting-pitcher depth chart...
Via Fangraphs
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Young on Rangers' prospect Mazara: 'Man, he's a stud'

Nomar Mazara is one of the Texas Rangers' most promising young players: at age 20, he hit his way from Double-A Frisco in 2015 to Triple-A Round Rock and could be destined for a shot with the big-league club this upcoming season.That's all according to Michael Young, former Ranger who was a guest recently on the Dallas Morning News' podcast. Hosts Evan Grant and Barry Horn asked...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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