Weathered the Storm

by Ben Dieter on July 30, 2016


The Texas Rangers looked bad for most of July. High ERA, no timely hitting, bad bull pen, bad defense. That seems to be turning around here of late. 
The Rangers have now won 2 in a row, and have won 5 of the last 8 games played. Also, Rougned Odor and Mitch Moreland are putting on a show at the plate. I am also very impressed with Jurickson Profar being willing to play anywhere to get in the game. He is something special.
Whenever a team is struggling the way the Rangers have been, it makes fans nervous. Losing streaks happen, and the good teams put them behind them and move on. The Rangers seem to have done that. 

Baseball is the longest of all the sports, and in order to follow baseball closely, it is important for fans to remember that it is a long season. The Rangers are still very good. I think they are set up to win the division, and I can’t wait to see how the reat of the season goes. 

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Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez are Rangers

by Ben Dieter on July 27, 2016


In some news this afternoon, the Texas Rangers and Braves have made a trade. The Rangers get RHP Lucas Harrell and LHP Dario Alvarez from the Braves, while they get minor league 2nd base prospect Travis Demeritte. 
Harrell is 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA this season in 5 starts (29.1 innings) with the Braves. 
Alvarez is 3-1 with a 3.oo ERA with 16 appearences for the Braves. He has 28 strikeouts to 5 walks with the Braves. Both will come straight to the Rangers, according to sources. 
Demeritte is a minor league second baseman who has only played as high as A+ ball. 
The Rangers get some pitching help, including a guy that could be the 5th starter for the rest of the season, while the Braves get a future infielder. 
This is probably not the big trade that all fans wanted, but there is nothing to say that the Rangers are done yet. All in all, the Rangers got two pitchers on the cheap, and in my opinion, it was worth it if either of these players work out.
The Rangers now have a rotation of Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, AJ Griffin, Martin Perez, and now Lucas Harrell. He should get the start on Sunday against the Royals if the rotation holds. 

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Is Help on the Way?

July 27, 2016

Trade rumors are fun. There are plenty of them out there about the Texas Rangers. Will they acquire Chris Sale, or Rich Hill, Or Chris Archer? Will they get Jake Odorizzi, or Matt Moore? Edinson Volquez or Andrew Cashner? Jeremy Hellickson? No one knows at this point. But I suggest to you that the Rangers, […]

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A Chance To Win

July 27, 2016

The Texas Rangers starters for most of July have not given the team a chance to win. In fact, they have been the reason for most of the losses. The starters have an ERA of over 8, as a team their ERA is 6.20. Since being swept by the Angels, the Rangers are 3-2 and […]

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One and Six

July 23, 2016

The Texas Rangers are one and six since the All-Star break. Fans were hopeful that the mid summer break would rejuvenate this ballclub that had a pretty decent first half. The Rangers had the most wins in the AL. They had a 6.5 game lead in the division. But they were limping. The limp has […]

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