What a week for Your Texas Rangers.
Nolan Ryan and Ron Washington took turns publicly ripping Josh Hamilton for the alarming lack of discipline he's displayed at the plate, increasing the likelihood that he'll be headed elsewhere this offseason. Fans booed the slumping slugger at home for the firs ... More >>
Heading into Tuesday night's 10-3 ass-kicking by the Seattle Mariners, the Rangers and their fans had very little to complain about the 2012 season. Name an offensive stat -- batting average, runs scored, hits, home runs, total bases, on-base-plus-slugging percentage (my personal fave) -- and the Ra ... More >>
As Wednesday's 4 p.m. deadline nears in the negotiations between the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish, the most significant hang-up is reportedly the 25-year-old's request for a five-year contract and the team's preference for a six-year deal, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan. Understandably, Dar ... More >>
In winning the well-publicized bidding for Yu Darvish shortly after 10 Monday night, the Texas Rangers have positioned themselves to sign the famous Japanese hurler to one of the riskiest contracts in baseball history. And unless the 25-year-old right-hander immediately establishes himself among ... More >>
No doubt Kenny Rogers is the Rangers' best all-time left-handed pitcher. But is C.J. Wilson already No. 2?
He further helped his cause Tuesday night in Tampa, somehow resisting his stupid, "instinctive" urge to bare-hand comebackers long enough to shut out the Rays in a complete-game, 8-0 v ... More >>
It's August. But after watching the Rangers clobber the second-place Angels the last two nights it sure feels like October.
As in, the West is all but won. On to the playoffs already.
For the second consecutive night the Rangers' offense pounced on an overwhelmed Anaheim starter and sta ... More >>
So the Rangers exploded for 12 runs Friday night thanks to Nelson Cruz' eight RBI. On Saturday they authored a dramatic 9th-innning comeback, powered by three consecutive bunts and a walk-off hit by Michael Young.
So surely Sunday night would provide some thrills. Some entertainm ... More >>
Not appearing tonight at baseball's All-Star Game: Derek Jeter, Jose Reyes, Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, C.C. Sabathia, David Price and Albert Pujols.Injuries can't be helped, but the mid-summer classic needs to be fixed. From last night's boring home run derby to tonight's exhibition, ... More >>
I fully admit it, at the end of last season I was calling for C.J. Wilson to pitch Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Considering the way he'd pitched all year and the way Cliff Lee had struggled at times it made sense. Turns out both pretty pitched damn skippy in the playof ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenEven before Michael Young demanded to be traded, the likelihood that he'd swap uniforms before the expiration of his contract in 2013 seemed like a long shot at best. Despite a résumé that includes six All-Star nods, a batting title, an (undeserving) Gold Glove and five cons ... More >>
Denard Robinson, the next Heisman winner? Yawn.Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman Trophy. To which I respond: Big friggin' deal.
I know the Heisman is one of the most hyped awards, but - let's be honest - it's also the most meaningless sports trophy this side of the Governor's Cup, Golden B ... More >>
Breaking news: To win a baseball game - even with your best pitcher on the mound - a team must score a run. Even two.
Cliff Lee was good - not great - Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Angels. He pitched another complete game, something he's done in all five starts for the Texas ... More >>
The Texas Rangers have a five-game lead in the American League West. Tonight they begin a four-game series with the second-place Anaheim Angels in Arlington. (And over the next 11 days they'll face the Angels seven times. How the West was won, anyone?)
In other words, time for new pitching a ... More >>
The Texas Rangers lead the Anaheim Angels by 4.5 games. They also owe them a biiiiiiig thank you.
Where would the Rangers be without former Angels Darren Oliver and Vladimir Guerrero?
Tonight in California the Rangers try to validate their unprecedented hot start in a three-game series again ... More >>
Ian Kinsler makes his season debut tonight against the Mariners and lefthander Cliff Lee, who's also making his first appearance of the year. While Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has cryptically blamed the refs yet again for his team's fourth first-round exit from the playoffs in the last seven y ... More >>
Who will we see in Arlington next: Him or Justin Smoak?Let's play three strikes with your Texas Rangers. Your first-place Texas Rangers.
Yes, I am surprised. And impressed.
Steeeriiiike One - Chris Davis demoted.
Davis is a good guy with a great glove, but the Rangers could afford to be patie ... More >>
Bacon saved. Barely.The Rangers tip-toed perilously close to a lost season last night. Instead, they wound up jumping all over a won game.
I know we're only two days into July, but coughing up a 7-1 lead and losing to the AL West division leaders last night might have been a kick to ... More >>