CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Articles Tagged Texas Rangers 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

06-29

comment icon

2

Prospectus Feature: The Road Ahead in Arlington
by
Cat Garcia

06-23

comment icon

0

Prospectus Feature: The Increasingly Lopsided Everybody-Wins Trade
by
Aaron Gleeman

06-20

comment icon

4

Rubbing Mud: Can Ian Desmond Be The Last?
by
Matthew Trueblood

06-17

comment icon

0

What You Need to Know: The Improbable Frequently Fails To Happen
by
Emma Baccellieri

06-14

comment icon

2

Cold Takes: Gonz But Not Forgotten
by
Patrick Dubuque

06-13

comment icon

1

Transaction Analysis: First Base Merry-Go-Round
by
James Fegan, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-04

comment icon

0

Raising Aces: Instant Gratification
by
Doug Thorburn

06-02

comment icon

9

Prospectus Feature: The Matt Bush Challenge
by
Trevor Strunk

05-30

comment icon

4

What You Need to Know: Yu is Back; Baseball Better
by
Ashley Varela

05-26

comment icon

11

Players Prefer Presentation: Let Ballparks Get Old
by
Meg Rowley

05-25

comment icon

2

Transaction Analysis: Return of The Freak
by
Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison, Bryan Grosnick, Adam McInturff, Steve Givarz and Christopher Crawford

05-16

comment icon

22

Pebble Hunting: The 14 Heroes Of Sunday's Odor/Bautista Brawl
by
Sam Miller

05-03

comment icon

0

What You Need to Know: Nomar Mazara Makes Five Of Us Look Smart
by
Daniel Rathman

04-08

comment icon

4

Players Prefer Presentation: Cole Hamels, and The Win's Long Con
by
Meg Rowley

04-08

comment icon

4

Fifth Column: The Long-Term Future of the Rangers' Third Base Situation
by
Michael Baumann

03-21

comment icon

1

Rumor Roundup: Someday Yet He'll Begin His Life Again
by
Ashley Varela

03-10

comment icon

4

Rumor Roundup: The Big Bad Beltre Extension
by
Demetrius Bell

03-10

comment icon

1

Winter Is Leaving
by
Sam Miller

03-08

comment icon

11

Pitching Backward: Starting Pitching Depth, Ranked
by
Jeff Long

02-03

comment icon

3

Pitching Backward: Bringing the Heat
by
Jeff Long

02-01

comment icon

1

Rubbing Mud: Catch a Tiger
by
Matthew Trueblood

01-22

comment icon

3

Pitching Backward: A Refresher on Changeups
by
Jeff Long

01-12

comment icon

2

Pitching Backward: Pudge, Preserved
by
Jeff Long

10-22

comment icon

3

Playoff Prospectus: Holy Cow It Almost Happened Again: ALCS Game 5
by
Sam Miller

10-15

comment icon

18

Playoff Prospectus: We Are All Dead: ALDS Game 5
by
R.J. Anderson

10-14

comment icon

1

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game 5 Previews and PECOTA Odds
by
Jeff Quinton and Matthew Trueblood

10-14

comment icon

1

Playoff Prospectus: Win Or Go Home: Hamels Vs. Stroman
by
Doug Thorburn

10-13

comment icon

9

Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Mop-Up Man In Playoff History: ALDS Game 4
by
Kate Morrison

10-12

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus: Oh, *Those* Toronto Blue Jays: ALDS Game 3
by
Kate Morrison

10-10

comment icon

1

Playoff Prospectus: The Rougned Show Goes Long: ALDS Game 2
by
Kate Morrison

10-08

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: How the AL Division Champs Got Here
by
BP Staff

10-08

comment icon

9

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rangers vs. Blue Jays
by
R.J. Anderson

10-05

comment icon

6

What You Need to Know: Fin
by
Ian Frazer and Daniel Rathman

10-02

comment icon

0

What You Need to Know: Wild!
by
Chris Mosch

09-30

comment icon

0

BP Milwaukee
by
Jack Moore

08-31

comment icon

11

Rubbing Mud: Don't Mess With Texas
by
Matthew Trueblood

06-11

comment icon

2

Painting the Black: Throw, Throw, Throw
by
R.J. Anderson

05-10

comment icon

2

BP Unfiltered: Wandy Rodriguez Throws A Hidden Reverse Humber
by
Kate Morrison

04-28

comment icon

10

Transaction Analysis: Hamilton Returns
by
R.J. Anderson

04-27

comment icon

12

Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras Has Baseball's Most Accurate Projection System
by
Sam Miller

04-13

comment icon

2

Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert
by
R.J. Anderson

04-06

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Royals Go On A Ventura
by
R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

03-31

comment icon

3

Every Team's Moneyball: Texas Rangers: Shortstop Depth
by
Kate Morrison

03-16

comment icon

3

Rumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate Events
by
Daniel Rathman

03-11

comment icon

2

Transaction Analysis: Young at Heart
by
R.J. Anderson

03-10

comment icon

5

Rumor Roundup: The Top Prospect Everybody Wants To See Replace Yu Darvish
by
Chris Mosch

03-06

comment icon

0

Player Profile: Neftali Feliz
by
Nick Shlain

02-09

comment icon

0

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

02-06

comment icon

8

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

01-30

comment icon

2

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

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

Nothing in the seventh inning of Toronto-Texas is as it seems, until Jose Bautista shows up.

A good rule of thumb in storytelling is to start as close to the end as possible. When it comes to Game Five of the ALDS between the Rangers and Blue Jays, that means skipping the first six innings.

Read the full article...

Although we've come to the end of the road, still I can't let go.

The Blue Jays and Rangers play each other for the fifth straight time. Wow.

Read the full article...

Two late season "additions" will battle to send their teams onward.

Read the full article...

With a six-run lead and a game to go, the Blue Jays call on the man who might win this year's Cy Young award. What gives?

The Texas Rangers attempted to finish off the Toronto Blue Jays again, and failed, again. In the battle between a talented lefty and a crafty knuckleballer, the knuckleballer won, but didn’t get the win.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 12, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Oh, *Those* Toronto Blue Jays: ALDS Game 3

0

Kate Morrison

Toronto hits and pitches and generally outplays Texas to push the ALDS to Game Four.

No one was surprised that the Toronto Blue Jays weren’t going to go down without a fight after losing the first two ALDS games at home. On Sunday night, they came out ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter for every run they could possibly find—and this plan worked, as they took game 5-1 to send the series to Monday.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 10, 2015 12:11 am

Playoff Prospectus: The Rougned Show Goes Long: ALDS Game 2

1

Kate Morrison

The Rangers win both on the road, as Toronto's right-handed sluggers fail to slug.

The Rangers weren’t supposed to be here. Not in the playoffs and not a game up in the American League Divisional Series against the mighty Blue Jays (who, if you go back just far enough but not too far, weren’t supposed to be here, either). And the Rangers were certainly not supposed to be the winners of a 14-inning marathon that looked like it would be a blowout in the first few frames.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Remembering when the Rangers got Beltre, the Blue Jays got Bautista, the Royals got Cain, and more.

Revisiting our reactions, at the time, to the moves that proved key to the Rangers, Blue Jays and Royals making this year's postseason.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 8, 2015 12:01 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rangers vs. Blue Jays

9

R.J. Anderson

The two best teams in the second half meet up in a surprisingly lopsided matchup.

Back on July 27th, the Blue Jays and Rangers were both in third place and more than seven games out in their divisions. The following day, the Blue Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki; a few days later, the Rangers secured Cole Hamels; then, right before the deadline, the Blue Jays struck again, landing David Price. The flurry of big-name additions helped these teams do more than grab headlines. From thereon they compiled the best records in the American League, posting a collective 84-42 mark—equal to a 108-win pace over an entire season. Those runs were good enough for both teams to overcome the odds and steal their divisions. Now they'll match up for the right to advance to the ALCS.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 5, 2015 9:42 am

What You Need to Know: Fin

6

Ian Frazer and Daniel Rathman

The season comes to an end, Kershaw reaches a milestone, and Max Scherzer throws about the greatest start in history.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 2, 2015 6:01 am

What You Need to Know: Wild!

0

Chris Mosch

The last playoff battle is a good one, and got tighter still on Thursday.

The Thursday Takeaway
The 2015 season has been filled with unpredictability. The Nationals collapsed. The Mets clinched the NL East with a week and a half to go in the season. The Blue Jays became a super team. The Royals defied the projections and have had the AL Central in the bag for a couple of months. The Twins are still playing meaningful games!


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

September 30, 2015 9:51 am

BP Milwaukee

0

Jack Moore

Prince Fielder is hitting .300 and helping lead the Rangers to the postseason.

Prince Fielder isn't the slugger he once was, but he's still managing to be very productive, transforming himself into a contact hitter with some pop. Fielder has also contributed to the Rangers loose clubhouse and dugout atmosphere, providing moments of levity for all to enjoy. Over at BP Milwaukee, Jack Moore takes a look at the impact Fielder has had on and off the field.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 31, 2015 8:05 am

Rubbing Mud: Don't Mess With Texas

11

Matthew Trueblood

The Rangers are exceeding expectations. Where did the expectations go wrong?

In our preseason predictions piece, 45 of us tried to forecast the 2015 season. Not one of us thought the Texas Rangers would finish first in the AL West. That’s okay; they’re three games out and the Astros are still likely to hold them off. There also wasn’t a brave enough soul to predict that Texas would finish second in the division. Alright, they’re three and a half games clear of the Angels, but that still might not be enough cushion. The thing is, only one of the 45 of us (Bret Sayre, cheers) even had the audacity to suggest that the Rangers could finish third. Sixty percent of this staff of so-called experts had the Rangers finishing last. Instead, they wake up Monday morning with a game and a half to spare for the second Wild Card spot, at 68-61 and riding a four-game winning streak.

Were we wrong about the Rangers? About the Royals? About the Twins? That’s the question we’re here today to answer. (If we were wrong about those three teams, of course, we were also wrong about the Red Sox, Mariners, and Nationals, but we’ll explore the reasons for that wrongness—or innocent victimization at the hands of the universe—another time.) It’s perfectly possible, of course, to not foresee something simply because it couldn’t be foreseen. There’s no blame there. Some things happen simply because anything can happen, and not because they were likely to happen all along. Then again, there are cases every season in which we really, truly should have taken a little longer to understand a team a little better, and where if we had, we might have forecast their seasons better.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>