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Vol 3: AL West Weekly Wrap-Up

A weekly installment here at Baseball Hot Corner, here is some of the happenings from around the AL West from the third week of the season. Houston Astros An early season surprise, the Houston Astros, are the only team in the AL West above .500 entering play on Monday night. Houston had a great road trip and week as they went 5-1 against divisional foes, Seattle Mariners and Oakland...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers send struggling Scheppers to minors, recall Claudio

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have recalled left-hander Alex Claudio from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned struggling reliever Tanner Scheppers to their top minor league affiliate. Scheppers had an 11.25 ERA in five appearances after being activated from the 15-day disabled list on April 17, allowing five runs and six hits with four walks in four innings. He had a right...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton traded to Rangers

The Los Angeles Angels have officially traded  Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers, the deal was announced Monday. Los Angeles will receive either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Hamilton is currently on the disabled list while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.  He has been working out and taking practice at a friend’s house near Houston. The...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton officially traded back to Rangers

The long-anticipated deal sending outfielder Josh Hamilton from the Los Angeles Angels back to the Texas Rangers is now complete. Through their Twitter account, the Angels announced that they have received a player to be named later or cash considerations from Texas for the former American League MVP. Today the #Angels have traded OF Josh Hamilton to Texas for a player to be...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Will the Texas Rangers React to Josh Hamilton’s Return?

Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels walks to the dugout during play against the Texas Rangers in the 8th inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Last time Josh Hamilton was seen garbed in a Texas Rangers uniform only six current Rangers were on the field with him from 2008-’12....
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers and Josh Hamilton to reunite

The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels are close to making a trade that would send Josh Hamilton back to Texas. The Angles are sending Hamilton to Texas basically to get rid of him. No players will go to LA.  Josh Hamilton and the Angels have had a rough relationship since he joined the team after the 2012 season. The team has had enough of Hamilton, who has been injured most...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What to make of Josh Hamilton’s pending return to Texas

With reports that the Angels and Rangers are closing in on a deal to send beleagured slugger Josh Hamilton back to his old stomping grounds in Anaheim, the 26% owned slugger suddenly finds himself back in our collective consciousness. Those ownership numbers are indeed on the rise with the move, including our own Esten McLaren who picked him up in our FSLR Author’s League. (Curious...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Not Getting The Same Josh Hamilton They Knew

In a shocking development, estranged Angels’ slugger Josh Hamilton is rumoured to be close to being sent to his old team, the Texas Rangers.  Hamilton, who is currently on the DL recovering from shoulder surgery, has put himself and the Angels club through quite the turmoil this past offseason having admitted to suffering a relapse to his drug and alcohol addiction. The whole...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers DFA Logan Verrett, Likely Headed Back To Mets

Right-hander Logan Verrett was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers and could end up coming back to the Mets according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Verrett, 24, was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the Rule 5 draft back in December. He was then claimed by Texas after Baltimore DFA’d him and won a job on the Opening Day roster in the Rangers bullpen. After a slow...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Close to Rewriting the Franchise’s History Book, But Not For Good Reason

Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers sits on the ground and looks on after committing a throwing error against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the fourth inning at Coliseum on September 16, 2014 in Oakland, Ca. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The whole saying, “I hate losing more than I like winning” is in its most truest form for the Texas Rangers. Rookie...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For Some Crazy Reason The Texas Rangers May Be Bringing Back an Overpaid Josh Hamilton

In what will be the craziest deal of the century in professional sports (yes, even crazier than Chip Kelly signing Tim Tebow), the Texas Rangers may be trying to trade for former outfielder Josh Hamilton. Yes, the very same Hamilton the team and the fan base were not to upset about when he left a couple years ago.Supposedly the Angels and Rangers are in deep talks for some kind of...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas Rangers close to acquiring Josh Hamilton

Kevin Jairaj- It appears Josh Hamilton’s tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is coming to an end. Early on Friday, Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated reported Hamilton “could be gone” from the Angels in a matter of days. TR Sullivan of then followed that up by reporting the Texas Rangers are in the process of acquiring Hamilton in a trade. The trade...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel's Girlfriend Colleen Crowley Gets Heart Rate/Signature Tattoo

There had been some rumors that Johnny Manziel and the lovely Miss Colleen Crowley had split while he was in rehab, but that appears to be far from the case. The two have been spotted at a Texas Rangers game and she appears to have a new tattoo inspired by her famous boyfriend. Thursday she posted a picture to Instagram featuring her new tattoo, what appears to be a heart rate line...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: the all-time roster

The Texas Rangers lost a tough one to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. They quickly turned around and earned a 7-1 victory last night over the Arizona Diamondbacks. With those two games in the books, the Rangers have a current record of 6-8, placing them in a tie for third in the AL West with the Los Angeles Angels. Texas is off to an inconsistent start, and instead of breaking down...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Where is the offense?

The Texas Rangers entered Sunday’s game owning a team batting average of .201, ranking dead last in the American League. Texas’ nine home runs rank 13th in the AL, and their 41 runs scored ranks 9th. The season is only two weeks old, but the Rangers offense is not progressing the way they would expect. Injuries are not to blame, the club opened the year almost completely healthy...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Need to Show Patience in Transitional Season

Texas Rangers’ Prince Fielder watches his single in front of Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino during the sixth inning of a baseball GAME Friday, April 17, 2015, in Seattle. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) The Texas Rangers have faced some rough early goings in the 2015 MLB season. While there are still a lot of games to be played, 151 to be exact, the Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre Really Going to Throw His Glove At The Ball?

Over the last couple years it has become clear that Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre does not like it whenever anyone rubs his bald head. His reaction every time shortstop Elvis Andrus does has become the thing of internet legend. After one play in Friday night's game against the Mariners the ball went over his head and his reaction was just as priceless.It looks like he was about...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Farm System Friday ED. 1

In what will become a periodical piece here at Baseball Hot Corner, this is the first edition of Farm System Friday for the Texas Rangers where we will examine how some of the top prospects in the Rangers system are doing. This is not meant to be an in-depth analysis with full length scouting reports but rather a chance for the casual fan to swing by and quickly see which players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: In two swings, Adrian Beltre goes from foolish to fearsome

We already know that Adrian Beltre has a tremendous sense of humor, as demonstrated by how he’s reacted over the years to teammates and colleagues rubbing his head. The Rangers third baseman again displayed his (un)willingness to laugh at himself after spinning himself to the ground on a swing-and-miss at an Evan Scribner curveball. Swinging so hard that he drops to a knee is...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre takes a knee, hits home run (Video)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre displayed some impressive strength by hitting a home run while taking a knee during the seventh inning of Thursday's game in Oakland.Beltre seems to be falling into a habit recently of dropping to a knee while swinging, but it didn't seem to matter today. Beltre went 2-for-5, including the solo homer, as the Rangers beat the Athletics 10...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder wipes out after misplaying routine popup (VIDEO)

Prince Fielder had no problem doing squats with teammate Rougned Odor on his shoulders. But for some reason, he just could not catch a popup—which should have been a routine play for any first baseman—during Wednesday night’s game against the Athletics. Fielder had time to get under the ball and make the play. But he misjudged where it figured to land, and this was the result...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder does squats with Rougned Odor on his shoulders (video)

Prince Fielder utilized a rather unconventional pregame workout routine to get ready for an exhibition match-up during spring training a few weeks back by doing squats with Texas Rangers teammate Rougned Odor on his shoulders. The video, recorded by Rangers relief pitcher Keone Kela, was posted to Instagram a few weeks back but has just...Read More The post Prince Fielder does squats...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ new deep-fried food-only stand features Fried S’mOreo (photo)

The Texas State Fair famously is known for its vendors’ penchant for dreaming up truly remarkable — and fattening — new forays into deep-frying. The Texas Rangers, inspired by the fried-in-fat prowess routinely on display at its home state’s annual fair, have come up with a way to pay homage to the legendary, artery-clogging showcase....Read More The post Rangers’ new deep...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The silver lining to Yu Darvish's injury

Yu Darvish is probably going to require Tommy John surgery. As Jeff noted yesterday, this is a blow to the Rangers already slim playoff odds, and now our projections have them as perhaps the worst team in the American League. After last year’s debacle, the team was hoping for a big bounce back, but that […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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