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Rangers OF/DH Hunter Pence wins 2019 A.L. Comeback Player of the Year

Congratulations to the Texas Rangers outfielder and designated hitter, Hunter Pence for winning the Sporting News 2019 American League Comeback Player of the Year Award.  The Comeback King.@hunterpence is your Sporting News 2019 A.L. Comeback Player of the Year! pic.twitter.com/Tbo2gcbj0P — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) October 23, 2019 On October 14th, the news came out that […]

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World Series Game 2 discussion thread

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Astros versus Nationals Game 2

We have Game 2 of the World Series tonight between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals.

Discuss...

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Rangers' Hunter Pence voted 2019 Sporting News AL Comeback Player of the Year

The comeback award is, by its nature, an odd thing for which to vote. It’s intentionally vague, and that’s reflected in the top vote-getters this year.

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2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part VIII

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We continue to grade all the Texas Rangers from 2019

With the 2019 Texas Rangers season now over, I’m going to do a series of posts handing out grades to every player who appeared for the Rangers this year. I’m starting with pitchers, will go in alphabetical order, and then will do position players in alphabetical order.

Grades will be based on a combination of performance, expectations, and my own whims at the moment I happen to be...

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Wednesday morning Rangers things

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Wednesday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Levi Weaver lays out 26 different starting pitchers the Texas Rangers could sign in free agency this offseason.

Stefan Stevenson is displeased with the irrational reactions of some Astros fans in response to the story about Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman’s antics Saturday night.

And that appears to be it this morning. I’ll be on a plane this...

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World Series Game 1 discussion thread

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Astros and Nationals, Game 1

We have Game 1 of the World Series tonight. Nationals versus Astros.

Discuss.

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NPR: Astros clubhouse episode motivated by anger at reporter

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NPR is reporting that the Astros’ assistant general manager targeted a specific reporter with taunting about Roberto Osuna due to her tweeting about domestic violence

The Houston Astros clubhouse incident between assistant general manager Brandon Taubman and a group of reporters, with Taubman aggressively shouting at them about how happy he was that the Astros acquired pitcher Roberto Osuna, was motivated by Taubman’s displeasure at one of the reporters...

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Sporcle Quiz of the Day: Pynchon or MLB Draft?

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Can you tell the 2018 MLB draft picks from the characters in Thomas Pynchon novels?

So after talking about doing this for a while, I spent way too much time the past couple of days creating a Sporcle Quiz that provides you with 100 names, and asks you to say whether the person named was someone who was picked in the 2018 MLB Draft, or is a character in a Thomas Pynchon novel.

So of course I have to do a post about it and share it with...

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2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part VII

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We continue to grade all the Texas Rangers from 2019

With the 2019 Texas Rangers season now over, I’m going to do a series of posts handing out grades to every player who appeared for the Rangers this year. I’m starting with pitchers, will go in alphabetical order, and then will do position players in alphabetical order.

Grades will be based on a combination of performance, expectations, and my own whims at the moment I happen to be typing this...

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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Elvis Andrus, third baseman?

Good morning.

The World Series begins tonight and Evan Grant writes that the Nationals and Astros provide the Rangers with a blueprint for building a contender.

T.R. Sullivan indulges us with answers to the latest Rangers fans questions including whether or not old man Elvis Andrus could slide over to third base in his advanced age.

Hans Crouse lands at No. 2 on Jeff Wilson’s post-2019 top Rangers prospects list after...

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Poll: World Series predictions

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Houston v. Washington in the World Series. Who you got, and in how many?

With the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals in the World Series, it is time for a poll...

Who do you think will triumph in the World Series, and in how many games?

Cast your vote below...

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2019 LSB Over/Under Contest

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Here’s the results from the pre-season over/under contest that Adam does every year.

Congrats to Schultzy who got the most questions right!

Here’s a spreadsheet with the full list of of how everyone did.

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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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*crickets*

Good morning.

Tom Joyce of The Hardball Times writes an article on the three-inning save and you can’t have an article about the three-innings save without Wes Littleton. Wes Littleton is the ultimate human Jeopardy! answer.

And, Will Leitch has an article naming the best player from each franchise who never won a World Series. Considering the fact that the Rangers as a franchise has never won a World Series, you can name basically...

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Sunday morning Rangers things

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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

No baseball today, after Jose Altuve hit a walk off homered against the Yankees last night. We have an Astros/Nationals World Series.

And we have no Rangers news this morning. Sorry. Enjoy your day.

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ALCS Game 6 Discussion Thread

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Yankees and Astros with Game 6 today

The Yankees and Astros face off today in ALCS Game 6, and both teams are expected to be doing bullpen games, which should be interesting.

Discuss it here...

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Saturday afternoon Sporcle Quiz

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We have a Sporcle quiz for you in advance of tonight’s ALCS Game 6

Another slow day with no Rangers stuff going on, and no baseball until later this evening...

So here’s a Sporcle quiz to keep you occupied.

Can you name each team’s top trio of home run hitters in a single season?

Good luck...

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Adam J. Morris

Saturday morning Rangers things

Saturday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Current Rangers coach Jayce Tingler and former Rangers manager Ron Washington are apparently the two leading candidates for the San Diego Padres’ vacant managerial job, with the possibility of one being hired as manager and one as bench coach.

That’s it this morning. Let’s root for the Yankees today so we have a Game 7 in the ALCS tomorrow.

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Elvis opts in? Wash to the Padres? Rangers news and notes from October

While the Rangers have been finished playing games for about three weeks now, there are still some developments of note evolving around the team in October. Elvis Andrus reportedly opts in to three years remaining on his deal The often over-opinionated Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweeted on Friday that the 30 year old Andrus […]

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Rangers Futures: OF/DH Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo DH/OF Contract Status: 7 years / $130 million (’14-’20), signed through 2020. 2019 marked Shin-Soo Choo completing his sixth season with the Rangers. While Choo’s age rises, so does his production. Choo’s 2019 saw a career-high in home runs and near-identical numbers to his 2018 All-Star campaign. Choo also set the Rangers record […]

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Report: Elvis Andrus Exercises Player Contract Option, Will Stay with Rangers

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will exercise his player option to remain with the organization. Per MLB Network's Jon Heyman , Andrus' decision will allow him to earn $43 million over the next three seasons from the Rangers...

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