Well boys and girls what a season for the Texas Rangers as they trekked their way from last to first in just a few short months. Not only did a first year manager in Jeff Bannister help the Rangers do a full 180 from their 2014 campaign but they were one game away from advancing to the ALCS. One word to describe this team could be “remarkable” or even “tough”.
Ranger’s fans have been here before on multiple occasions in the 2011 World Series. Whatever you want to call it, painful, excruciating, unbelievable, or just in disbelief. Now here we are in 2015 and the Rangers aren’t faced with quite the magnitude of a World Series ring but facing an elimination game 5 across the border in Canada. Up two games to none and heading back to Texas, this looked
Fast forward a month from August and that 4-game series with the Astros in Arlington were monumental for the Rangers. Not only did the Rangers sweep the Astros but they beat them differently in all 4 games and didn’t look back. Now here we sit in late September and the Rangers hold a 2.5 game lead over their counterparts in Houston with 7 to go (Detroit & LA Angels). Going
To be or not to be? That is the question every Texas Rangers fan and writer is thinking. It’s that fantastic time of year where we find out who the contenders or pretenders are. What a turnaround season for the Rangers going from dead last and looking like a fish out of water in May to now contending for a wild card spot and possibly the division! The Rangers have
Instant replay needs to be changed and changed in a hurry. After the launch of the system for the 2014 major league season, there was a lot of positive buzz around the league as well as with the fans. Turn forward to August of 2015 and the expectations have hit rock bottom. Instant replay in baseball has been a letdown, disappointment, whatever you want to call it. It’s NOT WORKING!
Four years ago, I learned one of the best lessons that I could learn as a writer from Joe Posnanski; a lesson he learned from the God of sabermetrics Bill James. Everybody's got prospects. Whether a team is good, bad, smart or dumb, they all got prospects. In fact every team has dozens of prospects. You can look at Baseball America's website and every team will have over 30 prospects
Once again, the Texas Rangers find themselves in a very peculiar situation as the trade deadline looms just two days from now. This time of year can be fun for teams or a nightmare, as in the case of a 21-5 drubbing at the hands of the hated New York Yankees. Franchises can give away the farm for a shot at the title or build the foundation for a potential
As I sat in my nightly ritual of watching Texas Rangers baseball and their latest skid of blowing games because of a sad bullpen and sadder errors, I can’t help but wonder what’s wrong with Elvis Andrus? This was supposed to be a top-three shortstop in baseball and while becoming a main staple for the Rangers at a premium position. When he came into the league in 2009 he was
It’s never a smart thing to base how a season will go through the first 12 games of the season but it sure looked like the Texas Rangers were in for a very long season. Texas was dead last in the standings and with a team batting average at an awful .201 clip. Not to mention Texas was near the bottom 3rd in every statistical offensive category. The two vet