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Three free agent pitchers go off the board

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Over the past day, three mid- to low-range pitchers have agreed to free agent deals

With the Winter Meetings starting on Sunday, there should be an uptick in both trade and free agent activity over the next week or so. We have seen, over the past twenty four hours or so, three free agent pitchers go off the board, though none of them in the upper echelon of free agents. And while none of them are guys specifically linked to the Rangers, they are guys you...

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LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #5

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Congratulations to Luisangel Acuna, who has been named the #4 prospect in the Rangers system

Congratulations to Luisangel, who won the voting to be named the #4 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings after garnering just over one-third of the vote.

Our list so far:

1 — Evan Carter

2 — Jack Leiter

3 — Owen White

4 — Luisangel Acuna

Moving on...

We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to...

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Friday morning Rangers links

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Texas Rangers update for Friday, December 2

Good morning, LSB.

Levi Weaver plays the role of Rangers GM this morning and makes a few wacky moves to build out the Rangers’ roster.

Evan Grant finishes off his positional outlook series with a breakdown of the Rangers’ prospective 2023 bullpen.

In case you missed it, former Ranger Gaylord Perry died yesterday at the age of 84.

And TR Sullivan discusses the odds of the Veteran’s...

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Adam J. Morris

Rangers, Red Sox pursuing Haniger, per report

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Jon Morosi tweets that Mitch Haniger is a target of the Rangers and Red Sox

MLB Rumors: The Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox are “among the most serious suitors” for Mitch Haniger, the free agent outfielder formerly of the Seattle Mariners, according to Jon Morosi on Twitter.

While Texas is primarily seeking starting pitching this offseason, they are also expected to pursue a corner outfielder or DH to help fortify the middle of the...

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Rangers Analyst Predicts Big Moves To Come

The Winter Meetings will begin on Monday next week. Though activity in the trade and free agent markets has been slow thus far, we can expect to see a flurry of moves made once the meetings get underway in San Diego.

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Adam J. Morris

HOF pitcher Gaylord Perry has died

Gaylord Perry, Hall of Fame pitcher and former Ranger, has died at the age of 84

Gaylord Perry, Hall of Fame pitcher and former Texas Ranger, died this morning, it has been reported. Perry was 84.

Perry had a fascinating career, breaking in with the San Francisco Giants in 1962, but splitting time between the bullpen and the rotation until 1966, his age 27 year, when he finally became a full time starter while also making his first All Star team. Perry spent his first ten seasons...

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Thursday Morning Links

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Links!

Morning, all!

A year ago today the Rangers announced that they’d spent $561.5 million to sign four players.

The Rangers had a decent rotation in 2022, provided you ignore everyone besides Martin Perez and Jon Gray.

Evan Grant continues his positional review by looking at Adolis Garcia and asking if he is this decade’s answer to Nelson Cruz.

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #4

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Congratulations to Owen White, who has been named the #3 prospect in the Rangers system

Congratulations to Owen White, who won the voting to be named the #3 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings with almost two-thirds of the vote.

Our list so far:

1 — Evan Carter

2 — Jack Leiter

3 — Owen White

Moving on...

We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to include your LSB user name when you...

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Adam J. Morris

Rodon, deGrom could go quick, per report

Jeff Passan says that free agent pitchers Jacob deGrom and Carlos Rodon could sign more quickly than anticipated

MLB Rumors: Carlos Rodon and Jacob deGrom, two of the top free agent starting pitchers on the market this offseason, could go off the board sooner rather than later, per a report from Jeff Passan. Passan writes that Rodon and deGrom are seen as “contenders to sign” by the end of the Winter Meetings, which start on Sunday.

The Texas Rangers have been prominently...

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Adam J. Morris

Mitch Bratt wins Wayne Norton Award

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Rangers prospect Mitch Bratt has been named the winner of the 2022 Wayne Norton Award

Texas Rangers pitcher Mitch Bratt has been named the winner of the 2022 Wayne Norton Award. The award is given out by the Canadian...

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #3

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Congratulations to Jack Leiter, who has been named the #2 prospect in the Rangers system

Congratulations to Jack Leiter, who won the voting to be named the #2 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings with over half the vote.

Our list so far:

1 — Evan Carter

2 — Jack Leiter

Moving on...

We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to include your LSB user name when you vote. If you don’t have an LSB...

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Wednesday Morning Links

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Links!

Morning, all!

Mike Maddux’s secret to a fantastic 2023 Ranger pitching staff is getting the pitchers to believe in themselves.

Spin rates and performance metrics are all well and good, but Maddux notes that the heart and soul that goes into pitching can’t be measured with your slide rule, Poindexter.

Maddux felt like now was a good time to come back to Arlington because the team is poised to make a leap forward, oh, and also, because he gets to...

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #2

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Congratulations to Evan Carter, who has been named the #1 prospect in the Rangers system

Congratulations to Evan Carter, who won the voting to be named the #1 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings. Carter not just won — he was a runaway winner, getting over 70% of the vote.

Moving on...

As a reminder, we are voting on who we think is the top prospect in the Rangers farm system right now. If the voting is close, we have a runoff. We...

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2022 in review: Kolby Allard

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Kolby Allard, the Once and Future Brave

With the 2022 regular season over, it is that time for us to go back and take a look at the players who appeared for the Texas Rangers this season.

Today, we look at reliever Kolby Allard.

Kolby Allard isn’t a Texas Ranger anymore. Acquired from the Atlanta Braves in 2019 at the trade deadline, in exchange for two months of reliever Chris Martin, Allard was sent back to the Braves three weeks ago, with the...

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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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MrSugarPenis rides again

Good morning.

Evan Grant examines why the Texas Rangers added Dayton Moore to Chris Young’s front office.

The Levi Weaver Weaver Wire covers all the happenings of the last week which included the hiring of Moore and the return of Mike Maddux.

Jeff Wilson writes that it’s time for the Rangers to start their holiday shopping with Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror.

Grant takes a look at the black hole that is left field for the...

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Rangers Could Be Zeroing In On A Top Pitcher

The Texas Rangers are expected to be very active this offseason. The team finished 68-94 during the regular season and fell short of the postseason for the sixth straight season, but they are one of a few teams who appear to be prepared to make a move for one of the top starting pitchers available on the free agent market.

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Abreu, Astros close to deal, per reports

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The Astros are reportedly close to a deal with free agent Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu and the Houston Astros are finalizing a deal that would send the free agent first baseman to Houston, per reports. Bob Nightengale says it is expected to be a three year deal.

Abreu, who turns 36 next month, was the American League MVP in 2020, and has been a fixture in the middle of the lineup for the Chicago White Sox since coming to the United States from Cuba in the...

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #1

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Who is the #1 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now?

Its that time of year again...time for the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings.

As we do every year, twice a year — once midseason and once offseason — we are voting on who we think is the top prospect in the Rangers farm system right now. If the voting is close, we have a runoff. We then vote on each successive spot, removing each prospect from consideration as they are voted...

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2022 in review: Jose Leclerc

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Jose Leclerc returned from TJS, and is dealing once again

With the 2022 regular season over, it is that time for us to go back and take a look at the players who appeared for the Texas Rangers this season.

Today, we look at reliever Jose Leclerc.

Something you’ve heard me say time and again is that, when he is right, Jose Leclerc is an elite late inning reliever.

He was right in 2018, one of the few things that went right that year. That was the...

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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Someone crack up the hot stove

Good morning.

Jeff Wilson writes that the more things change the more they stay the same as Mike Maddux comes in at a similar juncture now as he did with the Texas Rangers in 2009.

At MLB Pipeline, Josh Jung makes Jim Callis’ team of potential 2023 Rookie of the Year candidates.

And, Carlos Rodon, Justin Verlander or Jacob deGrom? The folks at MLB dot com debate which free agent hurler is the best bet.

Have a nice day!

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