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RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Letting Sam Freeman Go

Two days ago, the St. Louis Cardinals traded Sam Freeman to the Texas Rangers for . . . a little bit more than nothing. I believe the official phrasing was “cash or a player to be named later.”I wasn’t surprised by this move, but I was very surprised by the general fan reaction (at least as I experienced it). Generally, it seems, fans were not only unprepared for this trade...
Via Cardinals Farm
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Left-Handed Weekend

If you threw from the sinister side and were a part of the Cardinal roster, chances are you made some news this weekend. We start with Sam Freeman , who was dealt Saturday to the Texas Rangers .  We’d been talking about something like this for a while now, since Freeman was out of options and the bullpen crunch was pretty noticeable, with [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 15

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers rumors: who starts in left field?

The season opener is just over a week away and the Texas Rangers still have some major decisions to make.  The fifth rotation spot remains in question, and the club must also figure out who will be their utility infielder as they break camp.  Perhaps the most intriguing and heated position race in all of baseball takes place in the Ranger left field. Nate Schierholtz will have...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson Went Yard During Batting Practice With The Texas Rangers

Russell Wilson went yard in a recent batting practice session with the Texas Rangers during spring training.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Russell Wilson hits batting practice home run for Texas Rangers

Russell Wilson has hit a career .229 in the minor leagues but somehow you get that feeling that if was as good at baseball as he was football…that he would be on the diamond full time. Wilson is in training camp again this spring with the Texas Rangers (just for a day) and word got around this weekend that he hit a home run…in batting practice. This is video of Russell Wilson...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers hopeful that Russell Wilson will re-commit to baseball

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback of three seasons and the past two Super Bowls, Russell Wilson, will join the Texas Rangers this Saturday in Arizona to take batting practice and fielding balls in a morning workout, and then will suit up for an afternoon exhibition game against the San Diego Padres. Wilson was selected by the Rangers in the...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yovani Gallardo: The Next Man Up

The Texas Rangers announced today that Yovani Gallardo will start Opening Day against the Oakland A’s on April 6th. Gallardo officially Opening Day starter…Detwiler is in 4th spot…5th starter to be determined — TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) March 26, 2015 This news had been percolating since Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Second Baseman Rougned Odor Leans on Veteran Presence to Succeed

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros steals second base against Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 24, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The 21-year old Rougned Odor has done nothing but display his premier talent on the baseball field so far in spring training. Since being...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers send down top prospects

The Texas Rangers have optioned their top prospects back to the minors. Joey Gallo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Tomas Telis, and Jorge Alfaro will all start the season back in the minors. Gonzalez and Telis will be in Triple-A and Alfaro will be in Double-A. There has been no announcement as to where Gallo will start the season. Gallo was 8-32 with two home runs, six RBIs, four walks, and...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Texas Rangers are reportedly in trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins in hopes to acquire pitching help.  Nothing has been disclosed in who the Rangers are targeting from the Marlins, however there is no secret that their discussions with the Phillies heavily involve Cole Hamels.  Hamels has seemingly been on the market for years now, but the asking...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder drops down bunt to beat shift (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. If teams are going to insist on using defensive shifts against Prince Fielder, he may just have to burn them with bunts. During a spring training game between the Angels and Rangers Tuesday, Prince dropped a perfect bunt down the third base side of the infield for his first...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Rua Clearly the Front-runner to Win the left-field job for the Texas Rangers

Ryan Rua #16, Adrian Beltre #29 and Jake Smolinski #20 of the Texas Rangers celebrate a homerun in the 7th inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 24, 2014 in Arlington, Texas (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Ever since the start of spring training in Surprise, Ariz., the Texas Ranger’s rookie manager made it known to all...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Texas Rangers

TEXAS RANGERS 2015 PREVIEW After a season in which the Texas Rangers’ faithful watched the major league roster lose a whopping 2,116 total days to the disabled list – breaking the Diamondbacks’ 2004 record by 99 days – the optimism was palpable when pitchers and catchers reported last month. The projected rotation was intact, there were no season ending injuries to any projected...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Release LHP Joe Beimel, Mets Not Interested

The New York Mets desperately need left-handed relief help, but Joe Beimel is not a consideration, a team source confirmed to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. March 23 Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel has just been released by the Texas Rangers, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Interestingly enough, this move comes on the same day that Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Release LHP Joe Beimel, Hello Baseball Maverick…

Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel has just been released by the Texas Rangers, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Interestingly enough, this move comes on the same day that Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the Mets brass are underwhelmed by the current lefty relief candidates in camp. Rubin further reports that “They might acquire someone from outside the...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Continue to Struggle on the Mound

Neftali Feliz #30 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Houston Astros in the top of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 22, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) In their last six spring training exhibition games, the Texas Rangers’ pitching staff have struggled to say the least. In today’s contest against the...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre plays 'Duck, Duck, Goose' (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Texas Rangers infielder Adrian Beltre doesn't like people touching his head, so when it came time to play "Duck, Duck, Goose" during a visit to a local elementary school, things got interesting.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Unveil Wild New Menu Including Bacon Cotton Candy (Photos)

The Texas Rangers saw the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Churro Dog, and they raised them a fried S’mOreo. Delaware North Companies, the food service and hospitality company in charge of food at Globe Life Park in Arlington, will have two new concession stands at the stadium this season. “State Fare” will offer up some crazy fried food options, while ...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ new deep-fried food-only stand features Fried S’mOreo (photo)

The Texas State Fair famously is known for its vendors’ penchant for dreaming up truly remarkable — and fattening — new forays into deep-frying. The Texas Rangers, inspired by the fried-in-fat prowess routinely on display at its home state’s annual fair, have come up with a way to pay homage to the legendary, artery-clogging showcase....Read More The post Rangers’ new deep...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yep, the baseball gods hate us – it’s Tommy John for Yu Darvish

The worst fears of the Texas Rangers have been unfortunately realized. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and miss the 2015 season. .@Rangers ace Yu Darvish to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, will miss 2015 season. pic.twitter.com/lPdtCFqTE6 — MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2015 This is just awful, as we’ve emphasized in the past. Darvish is one of...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The silver lining to Yu Darvish's injury

Yu Darvish is probably going to require Tommy John surgery. As Jeff noted yesterday, this is a blow to the Rangers already slim playoff odds, and now our projections have them as perhaps the worst team in the American League. After last year’s debacle, the team was hoping for a big bounce back, but that […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish might need Tommy John surgery

This is why we can’t have nice things. Rangers ace Yu Darvish has a sprained UCL, and Tommy John surgery is on the table. Darvish has sprain of UCL in elbow. TJ is a possibility. To have more consultation — Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) March 7, 2015   Darvish left his start on Thursday with tightness in his triceps. The 28-year old Japanese star was shut down last August...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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