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The Texas Rangers are firing on all cylinders

It took over four months, but the Texas Rangers are finally syncing in all facets of the game. Texas has shown flashes of dominant pitching, elite offense, and even the occasional flash of a competitive bullpen. But not until the month of August has all of this come together to form one of the better teams in the American League. The start of the 2015 season was one of the more...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ambitious cameraman at Rangers game gets hit by Gimenez homer

This cameraman at Globe Life Park took one for the team -- literally -- on Friday night. When Texas Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez sent a deep drive toward the center-field seats in the fifth inning, the cameraman out there was so focused on tracking the ball that he didn't realize it was coming right at him. The ball struck the cameraman on the right shoulder, but it didn't faze...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Gimenez hits cameraman with home run (Video)

Texas Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez hit a cameraman with his solo home run in the fifth inning of Friday night's game against Baltimore. The ball bounced off the arm and shoulder of cameraman Dick Sosa before changing direction and landing in the stands. To Sosa's credit, he didn't even flinch. Now that's a true professional.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Phillies' prospect J.P. Crawford a future All-Star?

The Philadelphia Phillies have quality depth in the farm system, but at the very top resides shortstop, J.P. Crawford. Crawford was drafted with the 16th pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Coming out, Crawford was said to be a true shortstop meaning he was projected to be drafted and remain a shortstop for his entire career. So far he has done nothing but live up to expectations and given...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields With A Little League Home Run Thanks to Jose Bautista

Heading in to the seventh inning Thursday afternoon against the Blue Jays the Texas Rangers held a slim 1-0 lead over Toronto. By time the Rangers half of the inning would end Texas would hold a nice 4-0 lead thanks in large part to Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista.With two on Delino DeShields hit what should have been a single, but since Bautista misplayed the ball it got the...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

103-year-old woman throws out first pitch before Rangers game (video)

Meet Lucille Fleming. She is a 103-year-old Texas Rangers fan who threw out the ceremonial first pitch earlier this week before one of her favorite team’s games. All told, keeping her centenarian status, Miss Fleming did a pretty admirable job of it to boot. Certainly impressive, although a Seattle Mariners fan did throw out a ceremonial first pitch on her 108th birthday earlier...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rangers' Banister a viable AL Manager of the Year candidate?

The Texas Rangers enter play Tuesday 64-59, three and a half games behind the Houston Astros and in sole possession of the second AL Wild Card spot. That they're in a position to maybe make the postseason reflects very well on first-year manager Jeff Banister, something noted by CBS Sports' Matt Snyder in his latest roundup of AL Manager of the Year candidates. Remember, Banister...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels could pay more immediate dividends than Texas Rangers imagined

On July 31, the Texas Rangers sat 50-52, seven games back in the American League West. Their month featured a five-game losing streak and two three-gamers. It seemed the Rangers, who had hung around the fringes of playoff contention for most of the three months of the season, were running out of gas, done in by a patchwork rotation. When Cole Hamels was added at the deadline, it...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Will Take The 2nd Wild-Card

Cole Hamels has begun to pitch well for the surging Rangers Behind the Toronto Blue Jays or New York Yankees, who are in a very heated race for the AL East crown, there is a very cluttered race for who will take the 2nd wildcard. The 2nd wildcard is currently occupied by the Texas Rangers, who hold a 1.5 game lead over both the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels, a 2...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Beltre proud of new status as all-time games leader among Dominican players

Adrian Beltre doesn't like to waste time talking about his personal accomplishments in the game. He'd much rather talk about the team, winning, and other topics not related to his many individual exploits on the field. And yet, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News pointed out over the weekend, there is at least one accomplishment Beltre considers worthy of attention: the fact...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers surging up American League ranks

The AL Wild Card race is a tight one going down the stretch as four teams are less than two games back of the second Wild Card position, currently held by the Texas Rangers. After, Saturday’s win against the Detroit Tigers and the LA Angels losing to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rangers took possession of the second wild card position. Their gritty “Never Ever Quit” motto style...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers complete two trades

The Texas Rangers completed two trades Friday, sending right-hander Jon Edwards to San Diego to complete the trade for Will Venable and sending outfielder Michael Choice to Cleveland. The Rangers traded for Venable Tuesday for minor-league catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene and a player to be named.  Edwards had three stints with the Rangers this season but spent most of his time...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miss Texas Used Her Rapping Skills At Texas Rangers Game To Ask Out Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth has captured the eyes, ears, and hearts of every golf fan in the past year. The 22-year-old golf phenom from Dallas has surged his way to the top of his sport and become a celebrity. In fact, the former Texas Longhorn has become quite the heartthrob — especially with the women from Texas. But it’s hard to imagine just how high up that level of romantic interest...
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Sheen ‘flattered’ Derek Holland is rocking ‘Wild Thing’ hairdo (pic)

Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland returned to the mound on Wednesday after a stint on the disabled list. He was solid in his first game back, pitching six-plus innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering eight hits to go along with six strikeouts. But what perhaps stood out most about Holland is how he was rocking a pretty slick new hairstyle, one inspired by Charlie...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers charging hard in AL West and wild card races

Tuesday night’s news that the Texas Rangers had traded for outfielder Will Venable may have prompted a few eyebrows to raise. Why was Texas making this move? That may have compelled a few to click over to the MLB standings and the revelation that the Rangers are indeed making a push into the AL playoff race. Going into Thursday’s play, Texas sits four games behind the Astros...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Marcus Greene: The Return for Will Venable

On Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers swung a deal to acquire Will Venable from the San Diego Padres. In return for Venable, the Rangers sent catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene to San Diego, along with a player to be named later. Here’s what my fancy computer math has to say about Greene and his future outlook. Greene has played exclusively in Low-A Hickory this season, where he...
Via Fangraphs
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth throws first pitch strike before Texas Rangers game

YouTube After earning the world’s number one ranking with his second place finish at the PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth threw out the first pitch prior to Tuesday’s Mariners-Rangers game.  And he threw a strike to acting catcher Josh Hamilton.  You can tell it isn’t the first time Spieth has toed the slab. It’s cool to see that the Dallas native isn’t just a sissy...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres deal Will Venable to Rangers

THE SAN DIEGO PADRES ARE FINALLY SELLING! Well…kind of. On Tuesday night, they dealt outfielder Will Venable to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have acquired OF Will Venable from San Diego for catcher-OF Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Michael Choice DFA. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 19, 2015   Venable is a free agent after the season, so this is...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Torture Adrian Beltre With Massive Head Rubbing Celebration After Walk-Off Win

There is an old saying about celebration that goes something like this: Don't do anything great if you can't handle the congratulations. That is kind of a problem for Texas Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre. He is kind of prone to making big plays and being the center of attention during celebrations. There is only one problem--he hates the team's preferred celebration whenever he does...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Mike Napoli traded from Red Sox to Rangers

Mike Napoli is headed back to the Lone Star State. The Boston Red Sox on Friday traded the veteran first baseman to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com was the first to report news of the deal, which came one week after Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox have yet to confirm the trade, and it has not been reported...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre completes cycle, gets mad when assaulted

Adrian Beltre became just the fourth player in baseball history to hit three cycles in his career on Monday night – and he completed his cycle in the fifth inning with a home run off of new Astros pitcher Mike Fiers. After homering, his teammates (and *especially* Elvis Andrus, as usual) removed his helmet and mauled poor Beltre’s head. Beltre’s reaction here is amazing...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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