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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rangers’ Joey Gallo hits 490-foot home run | MLB.com

This is a home run.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 18, 2017 at 06:57 AM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: joey gallo, rangers, video

Friday, September 01, 2017

Rangers Acquire Miguel Gonzalez

Though Texas isn’t exactly in prime position to snag a Wild Card berth — the team entered play today three games out and dropped its contest — it seems the club is at least interested in keeping that possibility open. Gonzalez will help bolster a rotation that no longer features Yu Darvish and has seen numerous other pitchers struggle. If they can crack the postseason, the Rangers will be able to utilize Gonzalez on their roster.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 01, 2017 at 02:09 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: miguel gonzalez, rangers, white sox

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

12up.com: Astros Pitcher Calls Out Rangers for ‘Greed’ in Hurricane Harvey Crisis

Quite a brushback pitch.

The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros were scheduled to play a series in Houston this week. Of course, that had to be moved due to the hurricane. The obvious location was Arlington, but the Rangers were unwilling to take on the burden of switching up the home series. Put simply, this upcoming series would be switched to a home series for Texas, while a later set of games would become a home series for Houston. Seems easy enough. ...

Because Texas was unwilling to cooperate, the series was moved to Tampa Bay, a seemingly random location, but effective nonetheless.

The Astros were not happy about this considering the tragedy in the area. Pitcher Lance McCullers even took to twitter to call the Rangers organization classless.

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: August 29, 2017 at 12:18 AM | 66 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, hurricane, rangers, schedule

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey forces Rangers and Astros to play at Tropicana Field

The Astros will play this week’s scheduled three-game series vs. the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida.

Additionally, the series vs. the Mets may also be moved to Tropicana Field. That decision will be made later this week.

If that’s the case, then that would mean 19 straight road or neutral site games for the Astros.

I think the last time a game was moved to a neutral site was when the Astros hosted the Cubs in Milwaukee. Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter.

Here’s hoping our Texas Primates are OK.

Greg Pope Posted: August 28, 2017 at 05:52 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, hurricane, mets, rangers

Friday, August 18, 2017

Nomar Mazara has five RBIs for Rangers | MLB.com

The Rangers are in it.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 18, 2017 at 07:46 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, wild card hunt

Monday, August 14, 2017

Taking Back the Ballparks - Rangers voting thread

So, we’re down to four.

The overwhelming choice in the nominees was some kind of return to the original name for the Rangers joint, though opinion seemed divided on the full name or the half-measure. So, we’re leaving both options available.

Choose between any of the four selections. However, if you prefer Choice A), then please follow it up with 1) the naked version or 2) the full throw-back to the Ballpark in Arlington.

For those who don’t like either of these options, you’d probably better head to the still-open nominating thread to coalesce behind a single alternative among the expected also-rans.

A) The Ballpark
    1) The Ballpark (by itself)
    2) The Ballpark in Arlington
B) Lone Star Stadium
C) The Stockade
D) Vandergriff Park

Voting will be open until this time next Monday, at which point we’ll announce the BTF choice, then throw out our third team.

SoSH U at work Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, stadium names

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Jamey Newberg: Way. - GammonsDaily.com

Joey Gallo hit another bomb today.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 09, 2017 at 03:44 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: joey gallo, rangers

Rangers sell RHP Ernesto Frieri to Mariners for $1

Right-hander Ernesto Frieri was sold by the Texas Rangers to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday for $1.

Signed by the Rangers as a minor league free agent on June 15, the 32-year-old was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in six relief appearances for Texas. He was assigned outright to Round Rock on July 7 and went 0-1 with a 1.42 ERA in seven relief outings for the Triple-A club.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2017 at 12:23 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: ernesto frieri, mariners, rangers

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Joey Gallo hit homers over the batter’s eye in Texas on back-to-back nights | MLB.com

Joey Gallo is one freaky dude. Check out this stat line:

Jim Furtado Posted: August 03, 2017 at 12:30 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: joey gallo, rangers

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Texas Rangers: Does road the Rangers appear to be heading down lead to the eventual departure of Adrian Beltre? | SportsDay

“Yes, it absolutely would change my mind,” Beltre said Tuesday before the Rangers hit three long home runs and still lost 8-7 to Seattle. “At this stage of my career, I’m not here for a rebuild. But I don’t think it will be. I think there is a possibility of this team playing better this year. I’m still focused on this year and don’t want to think about it right now, but it would change things for me.”

General manager Jon Daniels said bluntly Tuesday that Beltre need not worry.

“I don’t look at it that way at all,” he said of embarking on an extended rebuilding process.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 02, 2017 at 09:59 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

Mariners hang on in Texas to win 4th straight | MLB.com

The first home does seem understated at 465 feet.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 02, 2017 at 08:17 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: joey gallo, rangers, videos

Monday, July 31, 2017

Dodgers acquire right-hander Yu Darvish from Rangers

The Los Angeles Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, have acquired right-hander Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers, according to Fox Sports.

Los Angeles landed perhaps the biggest name available right at the trade deadline on Monday. The Rangers will receive three minor-leaguers, but one of the Dodgers’ top prospects, outfielder Alex Verdugo, will not be part of the deal, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 31, 2017 at 04:44 PM | 46 comment(s)
  Beats: darvish, dodgers, rangers, trade

Heyman | Dodgers And Rangers At An Impasse In Darvish Talks

The Dodgers, to this point, have been steadfast in their resolve to keep their top two prospects — pitcher Walker Buehler and outfielder Alex Verdugo — and the offers to the Rangers haven’t come close to enticing them, according to sources. The Dodgers in the past always declined to trade Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson and Julio Urias, and it seems the same is holding true now.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 31, 2017 at 10:17 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, rangers, trade rumors, yu darvish

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Rockies trade for catcher Jonathan Lucroy | MLB.com

Looking for an experienced catcher to help a young staff, the Rockies acquired two-time All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Rangers for a player to be named, the teams announced on Sunday night.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 30, 2017 at 10:42 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, rockies, trades

Adrian Beltre joins the 3,000 hit club

Not all in one game.

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club on Sunday while facing the Orioles. With his team trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, he hit a 3-0 fastball off of Wade Miley for a double, putting runners on second and third with one out. He’s the first Dominican-born player to reach 3,000 career hits.

The game halted for a few minutes following Beltre’s double. A banner unfurled in center field and a graphic was revealed in right field, celebrating his achievement. Meanwhile, Beltre was congratulated by his teammates on the field. His family came onto the field as well, hugging him while the crowd at Globe Life Park continued to cheer.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2017 at 04:54 PM | 83 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rangers ‘confident’ in trading Yu Darvish | MLB.com

MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal first reported Thursday night that the Rangers plan to move the right-hander and are “confident” they will get a quality trade for Darvish.
This latest twist thrusts Darvish to the top of the trade market, surpassing Oakland’s Sonny Gray and Detroit’s Justin Verlander despite a brutal outing Wednesday night that saw Darvish allow 10 earned runs in only 3 2/3 innings against the Marlins.
...
The Dodgers were reportedly interested in dealing for Darvish even before Clayton Kershaw landed on the disabled list last weekend with a back injury. A source told MLB.com that the Rangers are enamored with outfielder Alex Verdugo, who ranks as the Dodgers’ No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and have done their due diligence on the 21-year-old.

“If the Dodgers will trade Verdugo, then Darvish is probably going to L.A.,” the source said.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2017 at 08:13 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, trade rumors

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Adrian Beltre ejected for hilarious antics in on-deck circle

Click through to see the video.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 27, 2017 at 10:22 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Olney: Trade Sonny Gray to Yankees, as time is right for big markets to get their ace

When the Yankees made their big trade last week for Tommy Kahnle, David Robertson and Todd Frazier, the rationale was to acquire pitchers who can help them beyond 2017. This is true for Gray, as well. He would help their chances of making the playoffs this year and of winning in the postseason, as Gray is known as a big-stage performer after his strong October showing against the Tigers as a rookie. And he would also help the Yankees’ chances in 2018 and 2019, before he finally reaches free agency.

And there’s no doubt about this: The Yankees need starting pitchers for 2018. Luis Severino will be back, but Michael Pineda was lost to an elbow injury (and would’ve been gone as a free agent, anyway). CC Sabathia’s contract is about to expire, and Masahiro Tanaka could opt out of his deal (and is a major health risk if he stays). Gray would slot in next year and the year after that as the No. 2 or No. 3.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Texas Rangers ready to move ace Yu Darvish in ‘right deal’

He said; he said.

Sources told ESPN.com that Rangers general manager Jon Daniels began calling potential suitors Monday and telling them the team is open to trading Darvish for the “right deal.” If no team offers a return package to the Rangers’ liking, Daniels has informed clubs that Texas will hold onto Darvish and continue to make a push in the American League wild card race.

The latest development appears to be the Rangers’ most declarative statement yet on Darvish, who instantly becomes the prize catch of the trade deadline. After 4 p.m. Monday, players must clear waivers and trades become considerably more challenging to complete.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2017 at 09:16 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, trade rumors, yu darvish

Rangers leaning toward not trading Yu Darvish | MLB.com

“I know we are confident we are going to make it to the postseason,” Darvish said. “That’s how we are playing.”

Darvish met with the media briefly before Monday’s game in preparation for Wednesday’s start. He usually meets with the media two days ahead of a start, but he prefaced this session by making it clear he did not want to discuss trade rumors.
It has been a mentally challenging time for the right-hander beyond the normal rigors of a 162-game season. He is a free agent at the end of the season and has become a favorite topic of trade rumors as the Deadline approaches.

“I’m trying to take the same approach mentally,” Darvish said. “I’m not changing anything. I’m staying strong mentally.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2017 at 08:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, trade rumors, yu darvish

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cornering (and) the international market. | Texas Rangers Blog | The Newberg Report

Playing with the international bonus pool.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 17, 2017 at 02:40 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: international signings, rangers

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Giants acquire Sam Dyson from Rangers - MLB Daily Dish

Giants roll the dice.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 07, 2017 at 10:20 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, rangers, sam dyson

Texas Rangers: Excitement from Rangers’ win marred by Adrian Beltre leaving Globe Life in a walking boot | SportsDay

The “good” news: It is apparently not an aggravation of the calf injury that cost him the first two months of the season. The rest of the news: Beltre suffered a left ankle sprain and is likely to miss at least Wednesday’s game against the Mets, if not more.

“It’s tough to put weight on it right now,” Beltre said with uncharacteristic softness, his hands jammed in his pockets,. “It doesn’t feel great. We will say what happens in the next couple of days. But I missed 50-something games, and then to have this happen after six games—yeah, it’s a little frustrating. What can I do?

Jim Furtado Posted: June 07, 2017 at 10:03 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

Friday, June 02, 2017

Ken Rosenthal on Twitter: “Sources: Struggling reliever Sam Dyson will be designated for assignment by

According to Rosenthal, the Rangers are looking to trade him.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 02, 2017 at 08:40 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, sam dyson

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