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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jay Jaffe

10-23

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World Series Prospectus: Once, Twice, Three Times a Long Ball
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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
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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?
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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
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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

10-23

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One-Hoppers: ALCS Notebook: You've Never Been This Far Before
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Jay Jaffe

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Notebook
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Jay Jaffe

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays vs. Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh

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The Rangers and Giants will probably both be playoff teams, but two other virtual locks for October, the Yankees and Nationals, made them look bad last night.

The Monday Takeaway
According to the playoff odds as of Tuesday morning, the Rangers are virtually certain to (99.5 percent) be dancing in October, and the Giants have more than a puncher’s chance (58.4 percent). Twelve hours earlier, the Yankees and Nationals, respectively, made them look like bona fide pretenders.

In the Bronx, Ryan Dempster retired the first six Yankees he faced, allowing the Rangers offense to build a 2-0 lead. Then, someone moved batting practice to the bottom of the third inning, and Nick Swisher highlighted the five-run session with a four-run missile into the second deck. The grand slam was Swisher’s 200th career home run, but it had nothing on this 441-foot, sixth-inning blast off the bat of Eric Chavez. And, as if those two bombs weren’t enough, Derek Lowe—fresh off the scrap heap and straight into mop-up duty—needed only 44 pitches to cruise through four innings and earn his first save since 2001. A game Texas led 2-0 ended 8-2 the other way, and the Yankees surged a half-game ahead in the race for the American League’s number-one seed.


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Ben and Sam discuss the significance of a potential big-league promotion for Jurickson Profar and investigate the link between Johan Santana's no-hitter and his subsequent struggles.

Ben and Sam discuss the significance of a potential big-league promotion for Jurickson Profar and investigate the link between Johan Santana's no-hitter and his subsequent struggles.

Effectively Wild Episode 20: "Elephant"

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Yu Darvish is taking a different approach with two strikes than he did toward the start of the season.

One way to look at how a pitcher attacks hitters is to look at what the pitcher throws in two-strike counts. In two-strike counts, pitchers often try to put hitters away with a breaking ball, induce weak contact with a sinker, overpower hitters with an extra-hard fastball, or throw a changeup with a bit of extra screw action.

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Ben and Sam discuss Manny Machado's surprising promotion to the majors and Roy Oswalt's tumultuous transition to the bullpen.

Effectively Wild Episode 17: "Manny Comin'"

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May 30, 2012 5:42 am

Pebble Hunting: The Decline and Fall of the Texas Rangers

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Sam Miller

The Rangers are great, but some day, the Rangers are going to be terrible. How will the end come?

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May 14, 2012 11:15 am

Overthinking It: The Rangers' Secret Weapon

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Ben Lindbergh

He's no Josh Hamilton, but Rangers outfielder Craig Gentry might be better than you think he is.

“I’ve got a chance to be a solid everyday player. In years past, I’ve had to scratch and fight just to try and make the team.”Craig Gentry, February 14, 2012

“That’s what Gentry’s job is, to be a defensive replacement and to play against left-handers. I want to allow him to do his job. … I want him to know what his role is and when that situation [presents] itself, he’s ready to do that.”Ron Washington, April 29, 2012

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The Orioles wrap up a bizarrely historic week with a start from Colby Lewis unlike any we've seen before.

The Orioles have had a bizarrely historic week. On Sunday, 1B/DH Chris Davis picked up the first pitching win by a position player in the American League since Rocky Colavito did it in 1968 against the Boston Red Sox. When the Sox sent Darnell McDonald (another former Oriole) to the mound after him in the top of the 17th inning, it was the first time both teams had used a position player as a reliever since 1925, and it was the first time two position players had gotten a decision since 1902. Until Davis's afternoon, a 0-8, 5K, GIDP day at the plate combined with a pitching win hadn't happened since 1905.

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Stadium Tour continues with The Newberg Report in Texas

Baseball Prospectus, The Newberg Report and the Texas Rangers invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Sunday, June 24 at Rangers Ballpark.Thanks to the fine folks in the Rangers front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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While lot of what Jason sees in Arizona doesn't matter, and some of it's just shadows, there's still a lot to report from Surprise.

Day 8: 10:40 PM
It’s late, Patricia, and I’m sorry for not putting fingers to these keys earlier. The sun was magnificent today, like a big, glowing ball of headaches, disorientation, and fire. My eyes starting stinging early, and by noon I realized I was nearing collapse. After the morning workouts and the 1PM game at the big boy stadium–which I will tell you about in a minute–I bypassed a late lunch in order to cool my thoughts in a long shower. I rushed through step three of the showering process because the symptoms of heat stroke were still present and I didn’t feel confident standing in a slippery basin with my eyes closed while negotiating bouts of dizziness. It’s important to avoid cracking your head open. 

Day 8: 11:00 PM
I had to drink a glass of flat water with a slice of cucumber gently floating on top. I would have preferred sparkling, but I’ve become particular about my sparkling water and I’m not about to rush into a sloppy water consumption decision just because the selection is limited and my body needs to fight off dehydration. It’s important to stay hydrated, with style when possible. I watched the Royals earlier today, as I tend to do out here in Surprise, and one player in particular caught my eye, as he has every spring since he was drafted. I sat in the scout section behind home plate, allowing the waves of Americana blasting from the stadium P.A. system to crash into my eardrums, waiting to have my eyes opened by a spectacular play or a spectacular player, when from the sky a heroic figure emerged and slowly lowered his human form onto the playing field and picked up a baseball bat. It was Eric Hosmer, and his face was bronze, and his body draped with the cloth of kings, and his skin was wet with the tears of innumerable virgins. His swing was delicious, with a robust finish that was assertive and aggressive, yet tender and passionate.



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It might not be first time an international player's age was disputed, but that doesn't mean the case of Jairo Beras is typical.

The news broke this morning, and the firestorm didn't take very long to follow. When it was first reported that the Rangers had signed Dominican outfielder Jairo Beras to a $4.5 million contract, the first reaction was confusion; he was generally seen as one of the top prospects, if not the top prospect for the upcoming international signing period that begins on July 2. Teams were not shocked as much as confused about how the deal could be consummated in February.

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February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview

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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

The two Jasons dissect the pressing questions facing the Rangers, Angels, A's, and Mariners this season.

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 89-73
Team WARP: 45.7
Runs Scored: 719
Runs Allowed: 648​
Team FRAA: 37.6






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January 23, 2012 3:00 am

Bizball: How the AL West Has Become the AL East

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Maury Brown

A look at the changing landscape of the AL West and how the Rangers and Angels are becoming the new Yankees and Red Sox

I touched on this briefly in my first piece back with BP (See “How Television Money and International Sponsorships Allowed the Rangers to Win the Yu Darvish Posting Fee Derby”), but while you weren’t looking, it happened: the AL West became the AL East. No, this has nothing to do with realignment or some West Coast tectonic shift resulting in the “The Big One.” No, this is about an arms race, and we ain’t talkin’ pitchers. It’s what I’ve coined “behavioral spending”—the impact of revenues increasing or decreasing quickly for a club and how it impacts roster construction.

It started, oddly enough, with a bankruptcy—the Texas Rangers’ bankruptcy, to be exact. Back when Tom Hicks owned the club and was floundering in red ink with his holding company Hicks Sports Group, he tried (just as Frank McCourt tried with the Dodgers) to get the league to let him use the media rights for the Rangers as a way to pay down debt. Selig said then (as he said again with McCourt), that the league doesn’t work that way. You can do media deals to advance a club, not to dig it out of a hole you foolishly made.

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