As a Marlin during the 1997 World Series championship season, Rick pitched 31 games for Florida including 8 starts and did not maintain his stellar performance from his 1996 cameo. This made him expendable as the Marlins had solidified their rotation with Kevin Brown, Al Leiter, Alex Fernandez and rookies Tony Saunders and Livan Hernandez as they polished their roster for a playoff push of their own Rick Helling was traded back to the Texas Rangers for the 35-year-old veteran reliever Ed Vosberg.
Posted: January 20, 2021, 12:00 pm
Nearly three weeks after parting ways with former offensive line coach Tim Drevno, USC has found his replacement. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman was first to report the Trojans are set to hire Clay McGuire, who spent the last two seasons as the offensive line coach at Texas State after previously working with USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell at Washington State and coaching on the staff at Texas Tech when Harrell was the quarterback there.
Posted: January 20, 2021, 1:30 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Hunter Wood has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 10:46 pm
With the season exactly one month away, Arkansas announced its 2021 baseball schedule Tuesday afternoon.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 6:38 pm
In the middle of this fight is the cliched evil media company, its service providers, and the “cord cutters” who prefer YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling, or even the more traditional Dish, who just want to watch the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, etc. There is no imminent resolution. Fox Sports Southwest had no official comment on this subject. Its parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, did.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 12:15 am
The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 4:00 pm
The 2021 Baseball America top 100 prospect list is out, and the Texas Rangers placed just a single player on the list — third baseman Josh Jung, who came in at #49. I have to say that I’m surprised by this — Dane Dunning, who the Rangers acquired for Lance Lynn this winter, was at #95 on the list when BA last updated at the end of September, and I figured Dunning, along with Sam Huff and Leody Taveras, would be in the back part of the top 100.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:19 pm
Good morning. There’s not a lot out there about the Texas Rangers today but we are about a month from when Spring Training is supposed to begin so that’s exciting. Jim Bowden hands out preliminary grades for each team and plops a B on the Rangers for their efforts so far this winter.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:00 pm
What we learned, what they said, what needs to improve and what comes next after Mizzou’s bounce-back win at Texas A
Posted: January 16, 2021, 10:16 pm
Kiner-Falefa won a Gold Glove at third base last season, but the Rangers have already said he will go to spring training with the opportunity to be their starting shortstop. His $2 million deal is up from his $587,000 salary for the pandemic-shortened 2020 season when he got $217,407 prorated. With the agreements, the Rangers will again avoid a salary arbitration hearing.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 2:53 am