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02-09

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Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon
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R.J. Anderson

02-06

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Moonshot: Using PITCHf/x to Predict Hitter Injuries
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Robert Arthur

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Brandon Beachy Cares Not For Your Impatience
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Daniel Rathman

01-28

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2015 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros
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R.J. Anderson

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Rangers Get Durable
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson and J.P. Breen

01-16

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Rumor Roundup: Rangers Not Interested in Max Scherzer for Backup Catcher Search
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Chris Mosch

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: One Of Alexi Ogando And Max Scherzer Likely To Sign Next Week
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Looks Like We May/Det
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Ben Carsley

10-27

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Fantasy Team Preview: Texas Rangers
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Craig Goldstein

10-20

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Transaction Analysis: Silverman's Kohn Job
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R.J. Anderson

09-12

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Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle
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R.J. Anderson

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: Lose the Boss
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R.J. Anderson

08-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add Post-Post-Post-Post-Post Hype All-Star
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Royals' Struggling Offense Adds Struggling Offensive Player
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R.J. Anderson and CJ Wittmann

08-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Unlikeliest Part of the Rangers' Collapse
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Sam Miller

08-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 511: Diagnosing the Rangers' Downfall
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Reasonable Overpay of Kurt Suzuki
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R.J. Anderson

07-11

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Chris Gimenez as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

06-30

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

06-27

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BP Top 50
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Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and CJ Wittmann

06-27

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Crossed
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R.J. Anderson

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
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Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-16

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Painting the Black: Lessons of a Bad Basestealer
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R.J. Anderson

06-10

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Going Yard: Joey Gallo
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Ryan Parker

05-23

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Overthinking It: How to Prevent Future Prince Fielders
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Ben Lindbergh

05-09

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The Call-Up: Rougned Odor
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Chris Rodriguez and Craig Goldstein

04-28

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Pebble Hunting: Martin Perez Turns Two, 12 Times
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Sam Miller

04-22

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The Call-Up: Luis Sardinas
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

04-14

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Notes from the Field: Carolina League Notes: Wilmington vs. Myrtle Beach
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CJ Wittmann

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Wojciechowski

03-27

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Globe Life Park - April 12, 2014 (Last Day to Purchase Tickets is March 30)
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Joe Hamrahi

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/25
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-21

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Painting the Black: The Predictive Power of the Hit By Pitch
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R.J. Anderson

03-14

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Going Yard: The Many Swings of Chris Davis
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Ryan Parker

03-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 403: 2014 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-05

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy Johan
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R.J. Anderson

02-12

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Transaction Analysis: Don't Ya Need Him Brantley
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-18

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BP Announcements: Texas Rangers Seek Programmer Analyst, Baseball Operations
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Joe Hamrahi

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings
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Daniel Rathman

01-02

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Transaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to College
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Gentry Landed
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick J. Faleris

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North
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R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels and Cards Swap Spare Parts, Mets Add in Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on Bouncebacks
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Ben Lindbergh and Craig Goldstein

11-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 334: The Fielder-Kinsler Trade/Australia's Asia Series Cinderella Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Fantasy Fallout of the Fielder-Kinsler Swap
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Bret Sayre

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Fielder, Kinsler, and the Trade That Put Everything in its Place
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Sam Miller

11-13

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Fantasy Team Preview: Texas Rangers
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Craig Goldstein and Paul Sporer

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February 9, 2015 6:04 am

Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon

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R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox extend Wade Miley, the Reds land Burke Badenhop, and the Rangers sign both halves of a left-field platoon.

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February 6, 2015 6:00 am

Moonshot: Using PITCHf/x to Predict Hitter Injuries

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Robert Arthur

PITCHf/x data is able to make a significant contribution to injury prediction.

Injuries, I think we can all agree, are a deplorable scourge on baseball. They remove our favorite players indiscriminately from the field, or ruin their effectiveness. They can take teams that are great on paper and reduce them to smoldering piles of ash (see the Texas Rangers, 2014). Even though injuries appear random, the result of bad luck and stochastic variation, they are (to a limited extent) predictable. Based on prior research, it turns out that commonsense factors can predispose position players to injury.

In particular, my last foray into the subject found that age as well as the number of days missed in the past three seasons could provide a reliable prediction into how many days each position player would miss in the coming year. However, the accuracy of these predictions was modest, and required extensive information from prior years. It would be desirable to make further improvements upon these injury predictions, but in the absence of other possible sources of information, prospects seemed slim.

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January 30, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Brandon Beachy Cares Not For Your Impatience

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Daniel Rathman

The two-time Tommy John survivor will wait before signing this winter, while Jurickson Profar is recovering nicely.

Brandon Beachy in no hurry to sign
The link above goes to the first in a series of tweets from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, relaying a statement from Rob Martin, who represents Brandon Beachy. To save you the trip to Rosenthal’s timeline, here is the quoted statement in its entirety:


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January 28, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

The Rangers system continues to be stocked with high-end talent oozing with potential.

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros

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R.J. Anderson

Houston signs a guy who'll strike out and hit some homers, the Rangers get a better backup catcher, and Kelly Johnson goes back to the other East.

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January 20, 2015 12:03 am

Transaction Analysis: The Rangers Get Durable

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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson and J.P. Breen

A season after injuries destroyed everything, Texas adds Yovani Gallardo, who makes 30 starts like a lazy editor makes bad metaphors.



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A quiet winter in Texas might get sliiiiiightly less quiet, while the Phillies hopes for a Cole Hamels trade get a little clearer.

Rangers searching for catcher to back up Chirinos
Wednesday’s acquisition of Evan Gattis from the Braves leaves the Astros with five players on their 40-man roster with major-league experience behind the dish. Gattis will likely spend most of his time either in the outfield or at designated hitter, but the logjam formed by Jason Castro, Hank Conger, Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi is still something that Houston will eventually need to sort out.

Enter the Texas Rangers, who began the offseason looking to acquire a catcher to share the workload with Robinson Chirinos, a converted backstop who has dealt with concussion issues in the past. As far as in-house options to complement Chirinos, the Rangers reportedly want Tomas Telis to get more seasoning at Triple-A before relying on him at the big-league level. Jorge Alfaro is still probably a year away from The Show.


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The Texas right-hander's bad medicals won't stop a team from signing him, per reports. Meanwhile, Daniel Nava's going to chuck switch-hitting.

Alexi Ogando expected to sign next week
A three-win pitcher as recently as 2011, Alexi Ogando was non-tendered by the Rangers on December 2nd, falling victim to the “what have you done for me lately?” nature of the business. What he’s done lately is post a 6.84 ERA over just 25 innings of major-league work last year, before UCL trouble in his elbow forced him to the shelf, and that wasn’t worth a raise over his $2.6 million salary for 2014.


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December 15, 2014 5:03 am

Transaction Analysis: Looks Like We May/Det

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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Ben Carsley

A Transaction Analysis involving John Mayberry, Ross Detwiler, and a very forced pun headline.

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Kicking off the series with a team that surprisingly was baseball's worst in 2014.

With the offseason just around the corner, it’s time to kick off our fantasy team previews. Last year, we ran these in conjunction with the top 10 prospect posts, but we’re giving them their own spotlight this year. We’re also going to be using a little bit of a different format, so let us know if there are gaps in the coverage or anything like that, so we can address it.

We’re kicking off the team previews with the worst team in baseball, the Houston Astros. No, that’s not right. The Texas Astros. Dammit. The Texas Rastros. Sonofabitch this is hard. If you’re a Rangers fan, it’s not hard to conceive that the team you watched day in and day out was baseball’s worst. For the rest of us though, it’s a bizarre notion that the Rangers finished in last place, and perhaps moreso that the Astros didn’t, for once (settle down Rockies fans, we’ll get to you).

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The Rangers hire a manager, and the Rays' new GM makes his first move.

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September 12, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle

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R.J. Anderson

Trades are completed, relievers are freed, contracts are purchased, Shucks are acquired for cash considerations, and so on.

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