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The Texas Rangers drafted Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the minor league version of baseball’s Rule 5 draft, a move that was quickly dismissed by many as a silly publicity stunt. However, it is possible that both the Rangers and Wilson could benefit from Wilson returning to the diamond in […]
The Texas Rangers drafted Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings. The pick cost the Rangers $US12,000. Prior to entering the NFL, Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies and played two seasons in the minor […]
Prince Fielder has been traded to the Texas Rangers according Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. According to the report, the Detroit Tigers will receive second baseman Ian Kinsler, a 3-time All-Star. It is unclear if other players are involved or if the Tigers will pay any of the remaining salary owed […]
Technically, last night’s tiebreaker game between the Rays and Rangers was a regular season game, but make no mistake, the winner-take-all showdown had all the makings of a playoff game, including a brutal blown call that had a huge impact on the game. With two outs and two runners on […]
With the Rangers and Rays still tied for the final AL playoff spot, the regular season has been extended by one game and suspended All-Star Nelson Cruz will play in tonight’s tiebreaker game, the team announced on Sunday. It was originally believed that Cruz would miss the rest of the […]
With three teams from three different divisions battling for the two Wild Card spots in the American League, many think the playoff race is unfair and are calling for MLB to go back to a balanced schedule. While balanced schedules would be better for competitive balance, there is too much […]
The pitch looked like a strike.
A-Rod's power was consistent throughout his career.
He had a stomach infection.
Two very different contingency plans.
Manny is now a Rangers minor leaguer (and bald).
He will likely be sent down.
That's not how the little league coaches teach sliding.
'That can't happen in a Major League game.'
'Not a true baseball town.'
Darvish was one out away.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josh_Hamilton_2008_%282%29.jpg”] Josh Hamilton has openly discussed his struggles with chewing tobacco addiction in the past. And now, after becoming the newest member of baseball’s $100 million contract club, Hamilton confirmed to “The Dan Patrick Show” that it was indeed his attempt to quit chewing tobacco that caused […]
[credit provider=”Jamie Squire/Getty Images”] Ask an average baseball fan who’s having a great year and names like Chris Sale, Mike Trout, and Ryan Braun will come up.Those three, and some other candidates mostly likely to be mentioned (Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp), would still probably leave out plenty of other players […]
In a bizarre scene last night, a lightning bolt struck close enough to a game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, that both teams were visibly jolted and many players, coaches, and umpires went scurrying for cover.
We are now about one-third into the MLB season, with interleague play set to begin this weekend.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Ezra Shaw”] Josh Hamilton is tearing the cover off the baseball this year.His numbers on the season are off the charts: his batting average is above .400, he has 18 home runs and 45 RBI, and an OPS around 1.300.
After hitting four home runs last night, Josh Hamilton got an unscheduled night off tonight as the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles were rained-out.
By now you have probably heard that Josh Hamilton became just the 16th player in Major League history to hit four home runs in one game. You might also know that he also hit a double and accumulated an American League record 18 total bases.
OK, OK. The Texas Rangers have only played 18.5% of their schedule. And yes, the chances of Josh Hamilton catching Barry Bonds single-season home run mark of 73 are pretty slim.
[credit provider=”Fox Sports”] Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers became just the 16th player in big league history to hit four home runs in one game. He also added a double, going 5-5 and driving in eight runs in the 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.Hamilton is the first player […]
Four weeks into the baseball season, Albert Pujols has one home run, and the St. Louis Cardinals are still one of the best teams in baseball. In fact, they may be the best team in baseball.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] Everyone knows Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton are off to incredible seasons as they run away with the National League and American League MVP awards, respectively.And as expected, David Price and Roy Halladay are pitching lights out as they once again challenge for Cy Young awards.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znOdi71KwUA&feature=player_embedded”] So there’s a new wrinkle to the story about the baseball-snatching adult couple that made a little boy cry at a New York Yankees-Texas Rangers game earlier this week.The couple spoke to a TV station in Dallas saying they meant no harm and were simply caught up in […]
Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland decided to be a real nice guy during last night’s game versus the New York Yankees and tossed a ball into the stands.
In just his fourth career start, Yu Darvish shut down the New York Yankees with 10 strikeouts and just two walks in 8.1 shutout innings.
In the haves and have-nots world of Major League Baseball, the lower-class teams can still compete. But in order to do so, they have to do well in the draft. And no team has produced more of this year’s big leaguers through the draft than the two-time defending American League […]
The Texas Rangers dedicated a statue Thursday in memory of Shannon Stone, a firefighter who tragically died after falling head first from the stands trying to catch a baseball for his son last season.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] 50 experts at ESPN have weighed in with their predictions for the 2012 Major League Baseball season. And if their expertise is any indication, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland are the favourites to win the World Series this year.Of the 50 experts, 21 picked […]
This post originally appeared at Bleacher Report.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] We won’t blame you if you haven’t been paying a whole lot of attention to baseball these past few months.On top of it being the offseason, the NFL gave us a very exciting Tebow-filled season and playoffs, while the NBA is now enthralled in complete Lin-demonium.
The Texas Rangers beat yesterday’s deadline and reached an agreement with Yu Darvish on a 6-year, $60 million contract. Including the posting fee to be paid to Darvish’s former team, the Rangers have now committed nearly $112 million to a pitcher most of us have never seen pitch.
[credit provider=”Rich Pilling/Getty Images”] Just prior to today’s deadline, the Texas Rangers reached a deal with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish. The contract will pay Darvish $60 million over the next six seasons (per SI.com).In addition, the Rangers must now pay the $51.7 posting fee to Darvish’s former team, the Hokkaido […]
While playing in a Venezuelan Winter League game, Yorvit Torrealba struck out swinging, and then had some choice words for the umpire. We can only guess that he was upset about a previous pitch.
[credit provider=”Rich Pilling/Getty Images”] The Texas Rangers won the rights to Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish with a $51.7 million bid.It’s the highest bid ever for a Japanese player, about $600,000 million more than the Boston Red Sox paid for a chance to sign Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2006.
Back on October 13th, Buster Olney tweeted something that seemed a little hyperbolic:
The St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series Championship in franchise history with a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers in game seven. The Cardinals were led by the strong start of Chris Carpenter who was working on short rest. He delivered six innings giving up just two runs […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ron_Washington_in_April_2011.jpg”] There were two points in Game 6 at which I seriously questioned Ron Washington’s judgment.Before going over those two moments, let me say this: the Texas Rangers did not lose Game 6 because Ron Washington managed poorly. There were dozens of moments, dozens of decisions that […]
The St. Louis Cardinals were down to their final strike two times last night before beating the Texas Rangers in game 6 of the World Series. Just how improbable was the victory? Take a look at this chart below.
[credit provider=”YouTube.com”] Last night’s game six was just the 11th World Series game in the last 50 years to end with a walk-off home run. One St. Louis Cardinals fan caught last night’s home runs, and rather than keep the historic memento, or sell it, he returned the ball. CLICK […]
[credit provider=”AP”] God spoke to Josh Hamilton last night.So when the Holy One told the born-again Rangers slugger he’d hit a two-run homer in the tenth inning to regain the lead, Hamilton followed instructions. He unloaded on a Jason Motte pitch, sending the blessed ball into the right field bleachers, […]
The Texas Rangers were one strike away from winning the World Series last night. Twice.
At 10:33 pm Thursday night, Dallas residents receiving text alerts from their local FOX affiliate received some very exciting news.
Last night’s Game Six was one of the best World Series games ever.
Wow. The St. Louis Cardinals just forced a World Series Game Seven by beating the Texas Rangers 10-9 in extra innings.
[credit provider=”AP”] Since Game Six of the World Series was postponed until tomorrow, a potential Game Seven will be played on Friday.Why’s that favour the Rangers?
[credit provider=”Cork Gaines”] MLB has postponed Game 6 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals due to rain.It’s been rescheduled for tomorrow in St. Louis.
Last night, the Cardinals were undone in part because Tony LaRussa had trouble communicating with his bullpen to get the correct pitcher warmed-up. After the game, LaRussa blamed the blunder on the crowd. “Sometimes it gets real loud,” said LaRussa.
[credit provider=”AP”] Home runs from knees. A fortuitous bounce off a pitcher’s hand. And pitching lines of one intentional walk.It was a weird night at the Ballpark in Arlington. But that’s just fine for the Rangers, a team just one win away from claiming its first World Series trophy.
What can’t Derek Holland do?
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ron_Washington_in_April_2011.jpg”] Tony LaRussa’s daughter Devon quickly deleted a tweet calling Rangers manager Ron Washington a “crack head” yesterday.Here’s what she tweeted, according to Big League Stew, “I saw a crack head doing ‘The Wash’ today. Coincidence? I think not…”
[credit provider=”AP”] Three outs from a commanding 2-0 lead. Three outs from making their manager, Tony LaRussa, look like a genius again. But, up 1-0 in the ninth inning, Cardinals closer Jason Motte couldn’t close. And the Rangers strung together a couple hits and a couple sacrifice flies to win 2-1 […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The 2011 World Series may not present the sexiest matchup to the casual fan.But that doesn’t make the series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers any less interesting.
[credit provider=”AP”] We’ve noticed, along with the rest of the world, that no one cares about the World Series.The game drew 12.9 million 14.2 million viewers last night, a 2% decrease from last year.
[credit provider=”AP”] offence was supposed to take centre stage Wednesday night in the World Series matchup between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals.But the Cardinals stellar pitching, and a timely pinch-hit, proved just enough in a 3-2 game one victory.
NMA.tv is back with another sports animation. This time, with a brief preview of the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.
[credit provider=”sweetaffliction.com” url=”http://www.sweetaffliction.com/recentposts/shout-out-to-cj-wilson/”] The World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers starts tonight.If you don’t care (which is most of you), why not wager a few bucks to give yourself something to root for?
[credit provider=”AP”] The Texas Rangers want Dirk Nowitzki to throw out a first pitch at the World Series. Major League Baseball doesn’t.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=neftali+feliz&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] There are some pretty clear-cut story lines going into the World Series.We know that Nelson Cruz is looking to finish one of the best offensive postseasons ever.
There were 11 teams in Major League Baseball with payrolls north of $100 million this season, and none of them are in the World Series. So how did the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers do it? The old fashioned way: draft picks and trades.
[credit provider=”AP”] Home teams held serve through the first weekend of league championship series play in the Major League Baseball playoffs.The Texas Rangers can thank their bullpen, and the weather, for their 1-0 series lead.
[credit provider=”TBS”] Adrian Beltre tied a Major League Record and the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 to advance to the American League Championship Series.Beltre hit three home runs in the win, tying a postseason record held by five others, including Babe Ruth (twice) and Reggie Jackson.
[credit provider=”TBS”] Adrian Beltre hit three homeruns against the Rays.The Rangers won 4-3, and will move on to the ALCS.
The Tampa Bay Rays are fighting for their lives today against the Texas Rangers.
[credit provider=”AP”] The MLB playoffs began this weekend and, with the exception of a single series, a trip to both league championship series remains very much up for grabs. For those of you wallowing over the demise of the NFL’s “Dream Team” or yet another Tony Romo heartbreaker, here is what […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=derek+jeter&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] The MLB Playoffs start tonight.The Phillies are the favourite. The D-Backs are the long-shot. And everyone else is vying to become this year’s San Francisco Giants.
[credit provider=”Dinur Blum/ Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinur/4874141796/”] Texas Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson trashed everything about the Oakland A’s on Wednesday.”I hate pitching there,” Wilson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The mound sucks. The fans suck. There are no fans there.”
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Confed-Cup_2005_-_Laolawelle.JPG”] The Texas Rangers appeased anti-“wave” fans this season by putting a semi-serious “NO WAVE ZONE” sign on the Jumbotron.But last night, a Rangers executive admitted to the LA Times that the plan has only emboldened wavers.
[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org and commons.wikimedia.org ” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josh_Hamilton_2008_%281%29.jpg”] Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton thinks he’s pinpointed the cause of his ongoing struggles in day games.Here’s how he explained it to ESPNDallas.com:
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rangers_Ballpark_in_Arlington.jpg”] ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have taken the first steps toward making their ballpark safer following the death of a fan during a recent game.The club announced Tuesday plans to raise the height of all rails in front of the seating areas “to the […]
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers say a fan died after falling out of the stands while trying to catch a baseball tossed his way during the game.Rangers president Nolan Ryan said after Thursday night’s game that the team was “deeply saddened” to learn that the man “has passed […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ian_Kinsler_2011.JPG”] HOUSTON (AP) — Ian Kinsler was upset in the third inning on Wednesday night after he was hit in the stomach by a pitch, but charged with a strike when the umpire ruled it a missed bunt attempt.He argued and Texas manager Ron Washington came out […]
HOUSTON (AP) — Pitcher C.J. Wilson got his first major league hit, and Josh Hamilton homered in Texas’ three-run third inning as the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Tuesday night.
[credit provider=”Flickr/slgckgc” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/slgc/4512699156/”] ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie right-hander Dillon Gee overcame an early case of the jitters and 94-degree heat to keep a potent Texas lineup relatively quiet and beat the team he followed as a kid.Gee pitched six effective innings and Jose Reyes had four hits and scored […]
[credit provider=”KeithAllison/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/2428803179/”] By accusing the Yankees of stealing signs this week, Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba forced us to dredge up the most played out debate in sports: Is stealing signs cheating?While this debate is overwhelmingly annoying, it tells us something about how we understand what is fair and what […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A day before making a start that would shape his whole career, Brian Gordon wandered across the street from Yankee Stadium to a park where he could play catch. At some point, a man passing by noticed the newcomer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit two-run homers from each side of the plate and the New York Yankees connected five times, romping past the Texas Rangers 12-4 Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Curtis Granderson homered and drove in four runs, Eduardo Nunez — filling in for an injured Derek Jeter — sparked a six-run second inning with an RBI single and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Tuesday night.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Liriano sniffed his second no-hitter of the season, sitting in the dugout for nearly a half-hour before Adrian Beltre led off the eighth inning with a clean single, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 Sunday.Liriano (4-6), who held the Chicago […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alexi Casilla laced a single to left field to drive in the winning run with two outs in the ninth and lift the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on a windy, chilly Thursday night at Target Field.Jim Hoey (1-2) […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=jon%20daniels&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1307633408&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f8e7fdbd6f254cd7aeec1a41bd991766&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Last night, with their 33rd-round draft pick, the Rangers took University of Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor.This is remarkable because Taylor broke his neck in an on-field collision in March and is now partially paralysed.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alexi Ogando didn’t let a first-inning homer to light-hitting Don Kelly detract from his focus.
[credit provider=”Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/groovymother/563170242/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Bud Selig has named Thomas Schieffer, the former president of the Texas Rangers and a retired U.S. diplomat, as the new trustee of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Selig announced last week that he would appoint the trustee to oversee the ballclub’s finances due to concerns of mismanagement […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Baseball is experiencing a debt crisis, but that doesn’t mean every franchise is in financial turmoil.28 of the 30 MLB teams are increasing in value, compared to 21 teams the year prior, according to the most recent valuations by Forbes magazine.
Sources say that Texas Ranger CEO Chuck Greenberg has left the team and will officially step down from his position as soon as today.