Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring Training Trip 2014: Day 2 Entry 2

Last night we went out to Surprise to watch the Rangers and the Cubs. This was the second game of a split squad afternoon for the Rangers. There were more regulars in the lineup here. In fact, the game went … Continue reading

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Spring Training Trip 2014: Day 2 Entry 1

We went out to Maryvale Baseball Park to see the Rangers play the Brewers for an afternoon game. The Rangers are running split squads today, so the only regular position playing starters for the Milwaukee game were Sin-Soo Choo and … Continue reading

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Spring Training Trip 2014: Day 1 Entry 2

Went out to Surprise to see the Rangers play the Royals. First let me say, the drive from Phoenix to Surprise is awful in the afternoon. It consists of non-highway driving through about fifty stop lights, but the traffic is … Continue reading

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Spring Training Trip 2014: Day 1 Entry 1

First game in the books. Saw the Angels play the Giants in Tempe. The Angels have a nice ballpark here. It sits with a giant rock formation back drop on the left field side. That’s also where the lawn seats … Continue reading

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Kinsler: “I Hope They Go 0-162.” “Daniels is a Sleazeball.”

Sounds like Mr. Pop-up Slump Shoulders got his feelings hurt a bit.  In this story, published in ESPN the Magazine, Kinsler calls Jon Daniels a “sleazeball” for the way he pushed Nolan Ryan out of the organization, and said he … Continue reading

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I Think Perhaps I was Shooting a Little Low with This One

I saw this post I made last year.  It made me chuckle a little that I thought at the time a good pickup might be to bring Napoli back to play 1B.  I still think Napoli is a good player … Continue reading

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Ron Washington/Rangers One of the Worst Teams in Using Pitchers Effectively

I saw this article in the Dallas Morning News.  It discusses this paper presented at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference.  The paper makes a very strong case for something that myself and others have been saying for a few … Continue reading

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