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Alec Hansen announces his retirement

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Former top prospect Alec Hansen has announced his is retiring

Alec Hansen, a righthanded pitcher who was a second round pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2016, and one of the top prospects in baseball a few years ago, is retiring, per reports.

Hansen, 27, was a polarizing prospect when he was coming out of the University of Oklahoma in 2016, and was one of the players we discussed as a possibility for Texas to take at #30 that year (they took Cole...

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #19

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Who is the #19 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now?

Congratulations to Maximo Acosta, who won the runoff for the #18 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings with exactly one-third of the vote.

Our list so far:

1 — Jack Leiter

2 — Josh Jung

3 — Cole Winn

4 — Justin Foscue

5 — Dustin Harris

6 — Ezequiel Duran

7 — Owen White

8 — Evan Carter

9 — Josh Smith

10 — Sam Huff

11 — Ricky Vanasco

12 — Luisangel...

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Thursday morning Rangers things

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Thursday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Evan Drellich looks at the efforts by the MLBPA in the current negotiations to get more money to players with less than three years of service time.

The Rangers announced the signings of a half-dozen players to minor league deals yesterday.

There’s a career fair on Saturday at Globe Life Park for those who would like to work at the Rangers games.

Jeff Wilson...

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Rangers sign some minor league free agents

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The Rangers announced the signing of several minor league free agents today

The Texas Rangers announced the signing of several minor league free agents today, the most notable of which are pitcher Nick Tropeano and infielder Josh Sale.

Tropeano, 31, is a righthanded pitcher who has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors. In 2021 he pitched for the Mets and the Giants in both AAA and the majors, as well as in AAA for the Dodgers. He has a career 4.22...

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Adam J. Morris

Sporcle Quiz: Kansas City Royals 25+ HR hitters

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Can you name the players who have had a 25+ home run season for the Kansas City Royals?

On this quiet Wednesday afternoon, I have a Sporcle Quiz for your enjoyment...

Can you name every player who has had a 25+ home run season for the Kansas City Royals?

Good luck...

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #18

Who is the #18 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now?

Congratulations to T.K. Roby, who won the runoff for the #16 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings with just over 55% of the vote, just edging out Glenn Otto.

Our list so far:

1 — Jack Leiter

2 — Josh Jung

3 — Cole Winn

4 — Justin Foscue

5 — Dustin Harris

6 — Ezequiel Duran

7 — Owen White

8 — Evan Carter

9 — Josh Smith

10 — Sam Huff

11 — Ricky Vanasco

12 — Luisangel Acuna

13 — A.J....

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Adam J. Morris

Wednesday morning Rangers things

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Wednesday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Jeff Wilson looks at who, among the minor leaguers in the system, could get an invite to the major league spring training, whenever that ends up happening.

Levi Weaver has the results from his Rangers Fan Survey over at the Athletic.

The BBWAA Hall of Fame voting results were announced yesterday, and David Ortiz was the lone player voted in.

Former Rangers Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira are...

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Adam J. Morris

Ortiz lone player voted into Hall by BBWAA today

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David Ortiz is the only player to get enough votes in this year’s BBWAA ballot to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

The BBWAA voted a single player in as part of this year’s Hall of Fame class — David Ortiz, the longtime Boston Red Sox DH who eked in with 77.9% of the vote in his first year on the ballot.

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were the next closest, with each appearing on just under two-thirds of the ballots. They, along with Curt...

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Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Lone Star Ball

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Coming Thursday, comments will look different.

Hey everyone. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation.

This Thursday will be a big day for our community: we’re moving our comments to a new platform, developed especially for SB Nation. All of our MLB communities will be moving to the new platform, and I’m excited about the change.

Some of you may already be familiar with this new platform as it rolled out to our NFL...

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #16 RUNOFF

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Who is the #16 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now?

We have a runoff for the #16 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings, with Glenn Otto and T.K. Roby being within a few votes of each other in the last round of voting.

So which of these two players is the #16 prospect in the Rangers system right now?

Cast your vote below...

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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Your move, MLB

Good morning.

Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors takes a look at where the Texas Rangers are at after their pre-lockout spending spree.

Kennedi Landry writes about Cole Winn and how the 2018 first-rounder made the strides in 2021 that should land him in Arlington eventually in 2022.

Jeff Wilson’s newsletter covers another rising pitching prospect with Owen White continuing to be a standout following his Arizona Fall League...

Yardbarker: Texas Rangers

In terms of player moves, the Rangers shouldn’t ease up after the lockout

To give their aggressive mindset the best chance to succeed, the Rangers should add at least one more arm and one more bat to the mix. They certainly have the payroll capacity to do just that.

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MLB, MLBPA appear to make headway, will meet again Tuesday

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MLB and the MLBPA will meet again tomorrow after today’s session

MLB and the MLBPA had another meeting today as they try to work towards a resolution to the current lockout. Apparently there was enough headway made for the parties to be meeting again tomorrow.

Reports indicate that the MLBPA has backed off its request to have players be eligible, in some circumstances, for free agency in less than six years, and have...

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Adam J. Morris

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #16

Who is the #16 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now?

Congratulations to Aaron Zavala, who won vote for the #15 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings with over 40% of the vote.

Our list so far:

1 — Jack Leiter

2 — Josh Jung

3 — Cole Winn

4 — Justin Foscue

5 — Dustin Harris

6 — Ezequiel Duran

7 — Owen White

8 — Evan Carter

9 — Josh Smith

10 — Sam Huff

11 — Ricky Vanasco

12 — Luisangel Acuna

13 — A.J. Alexy

14 — Thomas Saggese

15 —...

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Adam J. Morris

2021 Year in Review: Spencer Patton

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Taking a look at Spencer Patton’s 2021 season

With the 2021 season having come to a close, we are looking back at the year that was for members of the Texas Rangers.

Today we are looking at righthanded reliever Spencer Patton.

Two of the worst seasons in the history of the Texas Rangers included Spencer Patton giving the Rangers some decent innings out of the bullpen.

One of those was 2021, of course. 2021 sucked. We all know that.

The other was 2014. ...

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ghostofErikThompson

Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Come for the baseball news, stay for probably not that

Good morning.

ESPN’s David Schoenfield tries to get us with a fact about the Texas Rangers that we maybe didn’t know but it is that they are bad at pitching and buddy, we’ve lived it.

Who’s the next Hall of Famer for each team? Matt Snyder predicts them and it’s an easy call for the Rangers.

The MLB Pipeline fellas look back at their 2020 predictions for which prospects were potential...

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Adam J. Morris

AJM Book Talk: “What Is Real?” by Adam Becker

Niels Bohr, legendary physicist and, in some ways, the antagonist of Adam Becker’s “What Is Real?”

Ruminating about Adam Becker’s book about quantum physics and the debate over the nature of reality

I recently finished “What is Real?” by Adam Becker, and it is a book that I’ve not stopped thinking about after reading it. It deals with quantum physics and the nature of reality, a topic I’m fascinated with, but which I realize many people don’t find interesting, so I...

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Adam J. Morris

Sunday morning Rangers things

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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Jeff Wilson writes about the expectations for the Rangers in 2022.

David Laurila has his Sunday Notes column at Fangraphs, featuring Jose Cruz Sr.

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Adam J. Morris

Sporcle Quiz: Best seasons for “M” players

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Can you identify the players whose last names start with “M” who have had the best seasons in MLB history?

A dead Saturday afternoon, so here’s a Sporcle Quiz for you...

Can you name the players whose last names start with the letter “M” who have had the best seasons in MLB history?

Good luck...

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Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

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Texas Rangers update for Saturday, January 22

Good morning, LSB.

Not a lot of baseball news out there this morning.

But Jeff Wilson has some prospect stuff up on his substack, writing about how the Rangers prospects are just chilling and playing baseball and stuff, unaffected by the goings-on with the lockout.

MLB has rejected Tampa Bay’s ridiculous proposal to play half their games in Montreal.

And it appears there will be an automated strike zone...

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