Jon Heyman covers a bunch of different things.
Alienated enough of their dwindling fan base yet?
It’s not out of the question. It’s not crazy. Certain aspects of a Hamilton-back-to-Texas deal make a lot of sense.
I feel like Hamilton would be on the field enough, motivated enough that he would bring some punch to this team. And he would at least provide entertainment. That’s more than you can expect from most of this current Rangers’ outfield.
Why should they trade for him? Apparently Tim Cowlinshaw thinks the Rangers haven’t ...Read More...
Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo have more in common than their prodigious power.
“The biggest piece of advice, especially as a kid, is just to enjoy it,” Gallo said. “I know it’s cliché, but just to have fun. Growing up—when you start getting that pressure that you’re going to get drafted and colleges—you kind of lose the fun in the game and why you played it in the first place. I’ve gotten it back now and I really enjoy playing it. But in high school, it was tough having scouts at every game. I ...
Derek Holland never looked right on the mound for the Texas Rangers in their home opener. Now he won’t be back there for at least six weeks—and maybe more.
Outfielders Shin-Soo Choo (back spasms) and Ryan Rua (sprained right ankle) also made early exits because of injuries. Choo was feeling better afterward, but Rua had a protective boot on his foot and could be headed to the disabled list.
The last thing the Texas Rangers needed was another injury in their starting rotation. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the hand they were dealt on Friday when left-hander Derek Holland exited the home opener against the Houston Astros with tightness in his left shoulder.
The diagnosis: A subscapular strain, which according to the Rangers means that Holland will be shut down completely for the next 4-6 weeks and may not be available again until late June or early July.
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Rangers’ second baseman Rougned Odor plays the role of the willing participant during the workout. Odor is listed at 190 pounds, according to Baseball-Reference.com. Personally, we think Fielder can handle more than that, but he doesn’t have to prove anything to us.
What’s the OS Trigonum bone connected to?
I enjoy these previews but it’s hard to see how every team will hit the “over” on their projections.
Teams such as the Giants would inquire about the availability of Zack Wheeler during the offseason, and the Mets would not even entertain discussions.
The perception they gave to the industry was Wheeler was part of a group of protected players who were not going to be dealt.
In reality, the Mets did not talk about Wheeler because they thought a swap never would go through, The Post has learned.
As part of any trade medical information is exchanged between teams, and there was enough ...
It’s official: Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss all of 2015. It’s a big loss for both the Rangers and for fans; if you didn’t enjoy watching Darvish pitch, you don’t like baseball. As we awaited news of his fate the past few days, I wondered if this worst-case scenario would mean that Rangers general manager Jon Daniels would consider trading Adrian Beltre. Joe Sheehan suggested the same thing Thursday in his newsletter:
“The next challenge for Daniels will be a painful ...
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A rival executive posed an interesting question Saturday morning upon hearing the news that Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish likely will require Tommy John surgery:
Has any team in recent memory crumbled as quickly — and as surprisingly — as Texas?
Tightness in the right triceps.
“I was working on my location,” Darvish said in a limited press conference afterward. “It didn’t affect my location or the command of my pitches. I felt it warming up and didn’t think too much of it. But it never loosened up.”
After hitting a career-low .263 last season, which started bad after a difficult camp, Andrus said he reported to Arizona this spring in the best shape of his career.
“I really believe that,” Andrus said. “This year I took it a thousand times (more) seriously than I did the year before. It’s part of the growing part, knowing yourself, knowing your body a little bit more every year. I had a really good plan. Our bodies are our business. You have to take care of that year in and year ...
Some good stuff from Jamey Newberg.
Former top prospect in baseball goes under the knife. This does not sound good.
The MRI taken on Tuesday in Arlington showed increased strain on the subscapularis muscle in his right shoulder from the previous MRI. As a result, he will undergo right shoulder surgery on Monday in Arlington with surgery to be performed by Dr. Keith Meister. The timetable for recovery and rehab won’t be determined until the extent of the surgery is known.
Update: Torn labrum
Good thing Daniel Okrent never dined at the Le Bretôn Française restaurant.
With the newsstand costs rising to $7.99, of course, most of the preseason periodicals truly are no longer worth the paper they were printed on. Yet, their popularity persists, because with the rise of fantasy baseball has come a surge of championing preseason projections, the fair-haired child of the game’s shotgun analytics marriage.
Spare me the emails. I enjoy baseball’s new math, and even agree with most of ...
Sean, you need to get on this.
In fact, Baseball-Reference.com and Wikipedia still incorrectly list his birthdate as Jan. 15, 1965 — a year later than his actual birthdate.
Reports on the Rangers walking wounded.
Due for a better year: Domonic Brown gets what is maybe his final chance to prove himself as a big league regular. An All-Star in 2013 when he hit 27 home runs, he fell apart in 2014 with a .235/.285/.349 line. There’s still some talent here, but how much?
Due for a worse year: Ruben Amaro Jr.
I’m just the messenger: Everyone has been predicting the decline of the Phillies for a few years and Amaro finally admitted that a rebuilding was in order. He’s been asking for a ransom for Hamels, ...
Sometimes it’s a blessing when another team signs your player to a big free agent contract.
In December, Fox Sports reported that the Rangers were one of the teams that had “exploratory” talks with the Angels about trading for Josh Hamilton. Daniels quickly shot down the rumor and did so again on Saturday — much to the delight of the crowd.
Fielder, speaking before the club’s annual pep-rally awards banquet at the Dallas Omni, said all is well heading into Year 2. The rehabilitation work has gone well, and he expects to be a full participant when spring training opens.
“I could play a pick-up game right now,” Fielder said. “I’m 100 percent. … Whatever it was before, it’s back.
“I feel healthy. That’s the difference. I’m feeling really good and ready to go.”
Round is a shape…
Isn’t this the crux of the question? Without knowing “why” he made the change, all the rest doesn’t really tell us much.
It’s certainly possible that Gallardo made the switch because his four-seam fastball has eroded in quality to the point where he’s not capable of generating strikeouts anymore. And perhaps asking him to go back to that style of pitching would result in a disaster. But pitchers are tinkerers, and it’s also possible that Gallardo moved more toward the bottom of the zone because ...
The deal sends Gallardo to Texas in exchange for infielder Luis Sardinas, right-hander Corey Knebel, and right-hander Marcos Diplan.
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