Category Archives: Off-Season Discussion

Texas Rangers 2015 in Review

Last year, just before Spring Training, I wrote this: The Rangers’ Chances for 2015 Now, here we are at the beginning of 2016 and I thought it might be good to go back and review that post given the outcome … Continue reading

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The Rangers Chances for 2015

These are the things that need to happen for the Rangers to compete for the AL West Division Title and a spot in the playoffs this season: 1.  Yu Darvish needs to continue being Yu Darvish, and cannot get hurt. … 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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Holy Cow I’m Excited!

First off, after switching to Dish this fall, I now have the MLB Network.  Man, I can’t believe what I’ve been missing.  Along with baseball 24 hours a day, I now get to watch early Spring Training games, where as, … Continue reading

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Would the Rangers Take Napoli and Salty Back?

Saw this today.  The Rangers are going to need catching help next season, and Ranger fans love Mike Napoli.  He had a really bad year the season before he left for Boston, and this year his stats aren’t spectacular, but … Continue reading

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