The dimensions at the new Texas Rangers’ ballpark will be similar to their old stadium, with slightly altered distances designed to honor the team’s retired jersey numbers. The left field pole will be 329 feet from home plate, the 29 a reference to former third baseman Adrian Beltre’s jersey. It will be 407 feet to straightaway center field, honoring Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, and 410 at the deepest points to mark Michael Young’s No. 10.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 1:35 am
The Miami Marlins will join Major League Baseball’s trend toward artificial turf by installing the surface at Marlins Park for 2020, and they’ll move in the fences for the second time in four years. CEO Derek Jeter said an artificial surface solves the challenge the Marlins have had growing grass in the retractable-roof stadium since it opened in 2012. They’ll install the same turf used by the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 10:27 pm
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported the White Sox are willing to pay such a price, which lines up with the team’s plans for an aggressive offseason and to spend big to add impact talent to the rebuilding effort. Tuesday’s reports featured a whole host of teams also chasing Wheeler’s services – including the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays – but Wednesday brought a new team into the fray: the Philadelphia Phillies. White Sox fans may remember the Phightin’ Phills from such offseasons as 2018-19, when they were long reported to be the White Sox primary foes in the Manny Machado sweepstakes.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 3:41 pm