Subject:

Ruben Mateo

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    A Texas Rangers Midseason Report: It's Time to Go All In

    With the baseball season at the symbolic halfway point, we asked former Unfair Parker Sam Merten to root around in his beard and see if he could come up with anything to say. He obliged ... and obliged ... and ... Sports are unpredictable. That's why we watch. And there's no greater evidence than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Exploring Texas Rangers' Options as Wheelin' and Dealin' Begins at Hilton Anatole

    Photo by Sam MertenThe scene yesterday afternoon in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole.​Likely bracing for the departure of free-agent hurler C.J. Wilson, the Texas Rangers have already inked former Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million contract and announced Neftali Feli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    My (Fausto) Carmona: Plan B Now That Cliff Lee and Zack Greinke Are Headed Elsewhere

    Trading for Fausto Carmona would help ease the pain of losing out on Lee and Greinke.​Since we can all feel OK about losing out on the Cliff Lee sweepstakes, it's fair to evaluate Jon Daniels' Plan B, especially with the trade of Zack Greinke -- easily the best pitcher to be had on the marke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Past the Halfway Mark, the Texas Rangers Look Like Contenders and Pretenders

    While the All-Star Game is two weeks away, Your Texas Rangers are officially past the halfway point in the season and sit seven and a half games back of Los Angeles in the American League West following last night's drubbing at the hands of the New York Yankees. Which means it's that time of year wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    The Good, the Bad and the Fugly

    A trio of late-lunch items for your light reading pleasure: It's bad enough that WFAA.com's running what appears to be either a bloody-nose or Hitler-mustache mugshot of 75-year-old Jason Sowell Jr., who's been popped for selling drugs out of his Beverly Drive home. But then Brad Watson has to go a ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    The Unnatural

    Jamey Newberg's a major-league hit with his minor-league reports

  • Culture

    June 7, 2001

    Frank's Place

    Who's on first...and third and RF? Mr. Catalanotto, the Ranger without a home.

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Welcome Back

    Gabe--Kapler, not Kotter--returns, but what does that mean for the Chad?

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    The A-Team

    Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.

  • Culture

    October 5, 2000

    Push the Panic Button

    The Rangers have their worst season in years. The reaction? Ho hum, wait till next year.

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    Break a Leg

    For injured star rookie Ruben Mateo, the only certainty is his comeback isn't a sure thing

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    The spring of our discontent

    Raphael Palmeiro is hurt. Johnny Oates is grumpy. Pudge Rodriguez is acting like a spoiled brat. Lee Stevens just wants to play baseball. Welcome to Texas Rangers spring training.

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