Rangers All But Done In AL Wild Card Race

It was a nice ride while it lasted, but all signs point to the Texas Rangers missing out on their first playoffs appearance since 1996.

After riding their offense for most of the season, injuries to Josh Hamilton and Michael Young finally caught up to the club, and they have scored just one run [...]

Rangers’ Young Out At Least Two Weeks

For his entire career, Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young has worked his butt off to get his team into a pennant race, and up until this season, that had never been the case. However, because of Young’s tremendous play and leadership on and off the field, Texas has a legitimate chance of making [...]

Texas Doubles Up On Toronto Thanks to the Long Ball

After that 18-10 drubbing last night, the Texas Rangers needed to take both of their games in today’s double header against the Toronto Blue Jays in order to keep pace with the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox, and taking two out of two is exactly what they did.

In game one of [...]

Rangers Go Into New York, Win Series Against the Yankees

Ian KinslerIt was an impressive get-away-day performance for the Texas Rangers, who had something to prove on their current road trip which has taken them to Tampa Bay and New York for sets against the Rays and Yankees.

This series against the Yankees was Texas’ chance to prove whether they belonged in the post-season conversation, and I am more than sure that their offensive explosion caught the eye of a few New Yorkers who will now have to root for their rival Boston Red Sox if they wish to bring home their first pennant in New Yankee Stadium.

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Chris Davis is Back With the Rangers

The Texas Rangers have answered my call for Chris Davis to be brought back up to the big league club and it comes at a great time.

The Rangers are in New York for a three game set with the best team in baseball, the Yankees. The Bronx Bombers has taken new meaning thanks [...]

Chris Davis Adjusts Swing, Is Hitting .300 in Triple-A

We had high hopes for Chris Davis coming into this season, and he didn’t live up to expectations. His power was there for a period of time, but his .202 average was enough to have him sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

In Oklahoma City, Davis has changed his stance and approach at the [...]

Reading the Internet

Reading the Internet” will give 3-5 links to stories, videos or pictures that are popular in the sports world for that day. The title of the article was inspired by Florida Marlins manager Freddy Gonzalez when he said “I read the newspaper…..and those others, uh, reading the internet…” in an interview on the Baseball Show on ESPN Radio.

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Here are today’s headlines:

Worst Trade Of the Season: Well, now if the Rangers win the World Series, it will be tainted. Why in the world would you trade for Ivan Rodriguez? Oh, I see, it was the .251 batting average. Or maybe it was the eight homers in 93 games. [Baseball Time In Arlington]

Uh, Forget What We Said Earlier: We fully bought into the whole Bryce Harper is the Chosen One story, but as it turns out, that SI cover piece was clearly a curse. [Baseball America, Earlier: But The Game Is On]

Back to the National League It Is: John Smoltz is strongly leaning towards signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. Apparently the Cardinals saw him as a Red Sox, so he won’t be starting. [ESPN]

Shaq Vs. Was Scripted: At least we know that Shaq is worse at sports than two alleged racists. [LA Times]

Where is CP3, SKEETS?: Who is the fastest player in basketball? Of the players listed, it has to be Devin Harris. [Ball Don't Lie]

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Reading the Internet

It’s back. “Reading the Internet” will give 3-5 links to stories, videos or pictures that are popular in the sports world for that day. The title of the article was inspired by Florida Marlins manager Freddy Gonzalez when he said “I read the newspaper…..and those others, uh, reading the internet…” in an interview on [...]

Stephen Strasburg and Dustin Ackley Sign At the Deadline

Dustin AckleyStephen StrasburgThe first two picks from the 2009 MLB Amateur draft waited until there was just two minutes left until the signing deadline to ink deals with their respective clubs.

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A Few Rangers Thoughts to Start Your Day

Hank Blalock and Ian KinslerSo our Rangers took the AL Wild Card lead last night with a clutch 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. We are starting to get a feeling that there is going to be some post-season baseball down here in Texas and we could not be more excited. Here are some thoughts we had on the team as soon as we woke up this morning.

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