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10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 4 Previews
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R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Sunday Game 3 Previews
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Jeff Quinton and Matthew Trueblood

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game Two Previews
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R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: The Win That Left Beltre Crying: ALDS Game 1
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R.J. Anderson

09-04

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BP Unfiltered: Decoding the Safeco Paper
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R.J. Anderson

07-22

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Transaction Analysis: Texas Closes the Deal on Garza
by
Jason Parks and Jason Cole

05-23

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Overthinking It: The Incredible New Neal Cotts
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Ben Lindbergh

05-14

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Skewed Left: Replacement Rangers
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Zachary Levine

04-08

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Skewed Left: Beating Yu Darvish
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Zachary Levine

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Favorites
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R.J. Anderson and Nick J. Faleris

02-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 138: 2013 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 108: What Position Should Ian Kinsler Play?/How Do You Know When You Need a New GM?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-22

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Overthinking It: The Winter's Quietest Contenders
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Ben Lindbergh

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap: Orioles 5, Rangers 1
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Derek Carty

09-10

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Baseball Therapy: Reading Lolita in Teheran, Part 1: Intro and Losing Focus
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Russell A. Carleton

08-31

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week (Yu Darvish Edition)
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Sam Miller

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14
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Daniel Rathman

08-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 20: Elephant
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-09

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BP Unfiltered: Yu Darvish with Two Strikes
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Dan Brooks

08-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 17: Manny Comin'
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-30

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Pebble Hunting: The Decline and Fall of the Texas Rangers
by
Sam Miller

05-14

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Overthinking It: The Rangers' Secret Weapon
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Ben Lindbergh

05-11

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Prospectus Game of the Week: A Strange Start in Baltimore
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Jonathan Bernhardt

04-29

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus & The Newberg Report Night at Rangers Ballpark- June 24, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

03-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9
by
Jason Parks

03-01

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Future Shock: The Curious Case of Jairo Beras
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Kevin Goldstein

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

01-23

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Bizball: How the AL West Has Become the AL East
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Maury Brown

12-20

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Bizball: How Television Money and International Sponsorships Allowed the Rangers to Win the Yu Darvish Posting Fee Derby
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Maury Brown

11-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Bear a Starter's Fruit: The Three Acts of Feliz
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Jason Parks

10-31

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World Series Prospectus: A Card Fought Win
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Jay Jaffe

10-31

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Shuffling Through the World Series
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Jason Parks

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
by
Jay Jaffe

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: Once, Twice, Three Times a Long Ball
by
Jay Jaffe

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

10-18

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On the Beat: Rangers Renaissance
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John Perrotto

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: Still the Same: Rangers Return to the Series
by
Jason Parks

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Derek Carty

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: What to Expect When You're Expecting... Another Trip to the World Series?
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Jason Parks

07-21

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: Streaking in the Wild West
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Joey Matschulat

07-01

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: The Lone Rangers?
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Joey Matschulat

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-17

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: Will the Rangers Repeat?
by
Joey Matschulat

01-03

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Contractual Matters: A Texas-sized Payroll Leap
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Jeff Euston

11-22

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GM for a Day: Texas Rangers
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Tommy Bennett

11-05

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On the Beat: Big Game Hunting
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John Perrotto

11-04

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Texas Rangers
by
Christina Kahrl, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-31

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World Series Prospectus: Game Three Report
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John Perrotto

10-26

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World Series Prospectus: World Series Preview
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Christina Kahrl

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October 12, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 4 Previews

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R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

The Royals and Jays face elimination.

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John Gibbons' club faces the first must-win contest of the Division Series round.

The Blue Jays face elimination from the postseason as the series heads to Texas.

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October 9, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game Two Previews

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R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

None of today's junior circuit starters pitched for his current team before late July.

Have you ever heard a Game Two described as pivotal? If not, welcome to your first postseason.

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Texas deals David Price another postseason defeat, but was this a pyrrhic victory for the Rangers?

Game One of the American League Division Series between the Rangers and the Blue Jays was about losses. The Blue Jays lost home-field advantage, the Rangers lost one of their best players, and the postseason lost its streak of one-sided affairs.

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Figuring out what it all means.

Yesterday afternoon, this image made the rounds on Twitter:

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Rangers acquire Matt Garza from the Cubs while Mike Olt, Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards head to Chicago.

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May 23, 2013 11:40 am

Overthinking It: The Incredible New Neal Cotts

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Ben Lindbergh

A Rangers reliever returns to the majors in the midst of a career-redefining resurgence.

I appreciate the leap of faith it took to click this link, knowing full well that the article it took you to would be about Neal Cotts. You could have spent this time, during which you’re probably supposed to be working, reading about much more famous players, whose names are more likely to come up in conversation and make you sound smart. You probably won't ever sound smart because of Neal Cotts. But Cotts' story is exciting. It’s not just that he's back in the majors after wandering in the baseball wilderness for years. That part is pretty cool, of course, considering how long he’s been away. But if that were all it was, the excitement would wear off quickly. What makes the story special is that Cotts, at age 33, has come back a completely different guy, a completely dominant guy, and, until proven otherwise, possibly the best pitcher who has ever thrown outside the realm of the immortals. And now that I’ve hopefully hooked you, let’s recap how Cotts sank into the obscurity from which he recently returned.

You might remember Cotts from his days with the White Sox and Cubs. Then again, you might not, since he was a mostly unremarkable reliever. His most memorable season was 2005, when he won a World Series with the Sox after posting a 1.94 ERA in 60 1/3 innings. Even that season wasn’t nearly as good as it seemed on the surface: Cotts had the lowest HR/FB rate (1.8 percent) and one of the lowest BABIPs (.237) of any pitcher to top 60 innings. In all other seasons combined, Cotts recorded a 5.14 ERA in relief. He struck out about eight batters per nine, walked about four, and gave up too many home runs. He was a lefty, but not a specialist, since he had a career reverse split (southpaws slugged .456 against him).

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May 14, 2013 11:36 am

Skewed Left: Replacement Rangers

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Zachary Levine

A team that has often struggled with poor pitching in the past has done an excellent job of supplying arms from within.

The leader of the last Rangers pitching staff to lead the league in runs allowed was Rick Honeycutt, so you know it’s been a lean few decades. Complemented by Frank Tanana, Charlie Hough, Danny Darwin, Mike Smithson and an able bullpen, that Honeycutt-led staff allowed 609 runs in 1983—11 years before the Rangers’ move to their current, hitter-friendly ballpark.

That’s an ambitious example to follow for this Rangers team, which currently leads the league in runs allowed per game, chased by another team hardly helped by its home park, the Yankees. Ultimately the third-place Tigers may catch them, helped by the more neutral Comerica Park, but that’s not really the point here. It’s that this is so unlike the construction of any Rangers team we’ve seen in this generation of the offensive explosion and immediate aftermath. This season, Texas is living at the league median on offense, eighth in runs scored per game.

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April 8, 2013 12:00 am

Skewed Left: Beating Yu Darvish

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Zachary Levine

Is there an approach at the plate that works against Yu Darvish?

Article originally published on Sunday, April 7.

The Angels get their first of perhaps a vitally important five or six shots at Yu Darvish this season on Sunday Night Baseball, and the task looks beyond intimidating.

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The first of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we get things started with a look at the six teams with the highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Ben and Sam preview the Rangers' season with Jason Cole, and Pete talks to ESPN Dallas staff writer and blogger Richard Durrett (at 20:48).



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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Ian Kinsler, how to decide when it's time to change GMs, R.A. Dickey and the dome, and more.



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