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5 days that defined the Rangers' season

The Rangers had a remarkable run to the seventh division title in club history. It would take forever to go through all the remarkable and intense victories that carried them through the season. These are five important dates that changed or defined Texas' season.
Via Rangers.com
1 hour ago

Losses

Some losses are much harder to take than others.  Some leave you wondering how, some leave you feeling lost, some leave you seeking understanding. Throughout the year, the Texas Rangers have had losses that have made most of us question who they are as a team, question the bullpen, question Banister, and question what we are doing as fans (See the June 24th 8-7 loss to Boston in...
Via One Strike Away
4 hours ago

Looking Ahead: The Outfield

To start things out this Monday morning -- things will be in somewhat of a lull for the next week or so as we get a mix of odd lineups for the Rangers -- I wanted to take some time for an exercise in statistics. Below, we have three unnamed players. For each, I'll list their season statistics, followed by their 2nd-half offensive numbers (it seems a bit hackneyed to look at anything...
Via One Strike Away
7 hours ago

How Good Are The Texas Rangers, Really?

Friday night, the Rangers weathered a perfect game into the 7th inning from Kendall Graveman to beat the Oakland A’s 3-0 and become the first American League team to clinch its division. This is pretty surprising, actually, as the Houston Astros were expected to be in the hunt for the entire season, if not win the AL West themselves. In fact, it’s the Seattle Mariners that sit...
Via Off The Bench
11 hours ago

Lucroy, Rangers face Garza in opener vs. Crew

It will be a reunion of sorts when the Brewers and Rangers kick off a three-game series on Monday in Texas.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Choo on mission to get ready for postseason

Shin-Soo Choo has left the Rangers and headed to Arizona for three days of Instructional League. Choo is recovering from a broken left forearm and the Rangers want to find out if he can be ready for postseason.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

After Texas aces look good, Lewis tries to follow suit

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Cole Hamels and right-hander Yu Darvish were struggling before pitching gems in the first two games of the Texas Rangers' three-game series against the Oakland A's. Hamels pitched seven shutout innings in a 3-0 victory on Friday night when the Rangers clinched the American League West title. Darvish blanked the A's for seven inning in a 5-0 win on...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Andrus hits pair of 2-run homers for division champ Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The lone veteran in the lineup a day after Texas won another AL West title, Elvis Andrus hit a pair of two-run homers in the Rangers' 5-0 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Yu Darvish (6-5) had all the run support he needed on a couple of big swings from Andrus, who had his first career multi-homer game. Andrus, who volunteered to play and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers slated to move Derek Holland to bullpen

The Texas Rangers are gearing for a deep run into the postseason, and will hope a pitching move will give them an advantage. According to manager Jeff Banister, left-handed pitcher Derek Holland will shift from his starter role to the bullpen. On Wednesday night versus the Los Angeles Angels, Holland exited the fifth inning having dug his club […] The post Rangers slated to...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Running down the Rangers historic one-run performances

Much ink has been spilled on the “luck” factor involved in the Texas Rangers’ current 36-8 record in one-run games. Some have labeled it unsustainable and question the Rangers’ ability to maintain their winning ways in the playoffs. The Texas bandwagon has grown large, however, with the #NeverEverQuit movement in full-throated support of their hometown […] The post Running...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Playoff Dossier: The Texas Rangers

We are perilously, thrillingly close to the beginning of the MLB postseason. Over the next two weeks, we'll be doing a Playoff Dossier of every team that has clinched a spot in the playoffs. Today, the Texas Rangers.
Via Sports On Earth
2 days ago

5 reasons the Texas Rangers can win the World Series

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Rangers include Bush, Jeffress in brief booze-free festivity

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matt Bush was a pivotal piece in the Texas Rangers' AL West title run. He was nowhere to be found as his teammates sprayed champagne in all directions celebrating that crown in the visitors' clubhouse at Oakland Coliseum. The former No. 1 overall pick by his hometown San Diego Padres in 2004 and now a 30-year-old rookie, Bush served a 51-month prison sentence...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers clinch AL West with win over Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers secured their second straight AL West title, becoming the first American League team to clinch a playoff spot with a 3-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.This is Texas' seventh AL West title -- not including the strike-shortened 1994 season -- and fourth since 2010. The...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers hoping Shin-Soo Choo will return for postseason

Shin-Soo Choo was initially projected to miss around two months after having surgery on his broken forearm, but new information suggests he might be ready earlier than that. MLB.com Rangers reporter T.R. Sullivan says Choo is already hitting off a tee and could progress to hitting soft toss. After that, the outfielder would take regular batting practice with his Rangers teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Man gets baseball glove as prize almost 60 years after filling out form

Darwin Day has had a rough year after his brother died of cancer earlier this year. That prompted the 70-year-old to start cleaning out his suburban Dallas house and when he did, the lifelong baseball fan found a complete collection of cards from the 1957 and 1958 seasons. And he also noticed this on the back of the cards too: “WIN THESE SWELL PRIZES IN THE 4TH BAZOOKA BASEBALL...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adrian Beltre cranks dinger No. 30 while on one knee

As he frequently does, Texas Rangers third baseman — and potential future Hall of Famer — Adrian Beltre paid tribute to the Boyz II Men classic “On Bended Knee” with a swing on Tuesday night against the Houston Astros. And as he has also (incredibly) done many times on such a swing (example of another), he went yard for his 30th homer of the season. To be able to turn on...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Brewers Acquisition Ryan Cordell

Back at the trade deadline, the Milwaukee Brewers dealt Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers in exchange for prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz, along with a player-to-be-named-later. That player now has a name, and it’s Ryan Cordell. Cordell spent all of 2016 playing at the Double-A level, where he slashed a solid .264/.319/.484 with 19 homers and 12 steals...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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