Minor League Shuffle: San Antonio?

by Patrick Despain

According to a report that surfaced on Wednesday evening, the Texas Rangers may find their AAA team in San Antonio in the near future. The proposed plan is a new downtown ballpark in one of Texas’ largest cities. Currently, Round Rock is home to the Rangers highest level minor league team, the Express, but according to the San Antonio Express News, they could move into the state’s 3rd largest television market and the state’s 2nd largest individual city. Continue reading

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Diamonds in the Rough

by Patrick Despain

Every GM makes mistakes, even the beloved Billy Beane out in Oakland. Bill Belichick and the Patriots have not been perfect on every personnel decision. Jon Daniels is no different. He’ll tell you the Adrian Gonzalez trade was a disaster in the end. The Matt Garza trade was one that he said would haunt him for a long time. He’s had his wins though. Adrian Beltre, the 1/2 year of Cliff Lee and the original trade of Josh Hamilton for Danny Ray Herrera and Edinson Volquez. Of course, the feather in his cap is Mark Teixiera for Elvis Andrus, Matt Harrison, Neftali Feliz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Continue reading

The Greatest Texas Rangers 25-Man Roster: Starting Lineup

by Eddie Middlebrook

Despite being the oldest MLB franchise without a World Series title, the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers have a rich 54-year history. The franchise went its first 35 years without making a playoff appearance, but now has been to the playoffs seven times since 1996. So with the team’s 55th season fast approaching, let’s see what a 25-man roster of the greatest Rangers would look like. Let’s start by looking at the starting lineup and designated hitter. Keep in mind, we are only looking at the years with Washington/Texas (Senators/Rangers career numbers in parentheses): Continue reading

The Will to Win

No, this is not a review of Robert Herjavec’s book that you can get for $11.99 on your Kindle.

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We’re talking about baseball and in baseball circles, The Will to Win (TWTW) was made famous on April 25, 2013, by famed White Sox Announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. If you have 10-plus minutes of your life you are willing to sacrifice, give it a watch.

If not, I’ll save you some time and list some of the highlights: Continue reading