7 hrs ago
Holland hopes to put 'brutal' season behind him by playing spoiler role
In the big scheme of things, Derek Holland's return to the mound for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday is more about putting his off-season knee injury and surgery in the rearview mirror than anything else.
14 hrs ago
Sports Central Articles and Columns
Baseball may be the thinking person's sport, but it still seems often enough that it's populated by people for whom thinking is only slightly less dangerous than trying to sneak one past Mike Trout or taking Felix Hernandez over the fence.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Rangers notes: Arencibia struggling to find his place down the stretch
And with the Rangers trying to get a long look at younger players the final month of the season, the at-bats could be hard to find for Arencibia.
Dallas Morning News
Scouting Monday's starters: Colby Lewis could pass Yu Darvish for team lead in innings pitched
Colby Lewis of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 22, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Dominguez hits tying HR, Altuve's 4th hit drives in go-ahead run, Astros rally past Texas 3-2
Matt Dominguez hit a tying homer and Jose Altuve's fourth hit drove in the go-ahead run as the Houston Astros rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.
Lone Star Series: Texas Rangers lose the Silver Boot
Aug 23, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington looks down during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Consolation prizes await Rangers if they hang on to 'lead' for last place
Texas General Manager Jon Daniels watches as pitchers and catchers report to Texas Rangers baseball spring training in Surprise, AZ on Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Climbing Tal's Hill
Silver Boot Swap
Last season the Houston Astros provided help to mostly everyone but themselves in their first go around in the American League West.
The Daily Caller
Fat Mariners Player Heckled By Mariners Scout. Wait, What?
JUNE 17: Jesus Montero #63 of the Seattle Mariners rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field on June 17, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Astros aim to extend success in Oberholtzer outings
Right-hander Scott Baker takes the hill at Houston's Minute Maid Park for the Rangers on Friday night, making his second start since Yu Darvish went on the disabled list with mild inflammation in his right elbow.
Game 135 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Arlington Rangers
RHP Collin McHugh vs. RHP Nick Tepesch What bizarro world are we living in? How many years would you have guessed it would take for the Astros to be ahead of the Rangers in the standing going into September after the move to the American League? Three, four, even five years? If you're an Astros fan, assuming if you're are reading this you are, you ... (more)
The Yu Darvish Imbroglio, Part 2The Yu Darvish Imbroglio, Part...
Comparing "elbow inflammation" to regular wear and tear is an apples-to-oranges comparison.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
BTF's Baseball Primer
Passan: How macho baseball culture wants to ruin Yu Darvish's arm
Earlier in the month, [Yu] Darvish's right elbow hurt. An MRI showed inflammation, which was about the best-case scenario.
Los Angeles Times
Why Clayton Kershaw is actually the favorite to win the NL MVP
Thank you, thank you, I owe it all to wait, those aren't blogger-of-the-year chants? What, Kobe's in the house? Peyton Manning's making an unexpected L.A. visit? A pitcher hasn't won the NL MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, though the American League has had seven since then, most recently Justin Verlander in 2011.
Alex Rios sits with sore thumb, but wants to play
A look at the right thumb of Alex Rios can make a person grimace. That's how badly swollen it is.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Cano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0
James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Ross Switch Signals Rangers Role
Robbie Ross #46 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 14, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
Lone Star Ball
Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update
As T.R. Sullivan recaps, earlier this morning, the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 behind a great start by Miles Mikolas.
MLB Power Rankings: An Updated Look at Where All 30 Teams Stand
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels had the featured matchup of the week last week as they continue to battle it out for the AL West lead and the best record, and there will be terrific in-division matchups the rest of the way as teams battle it out over the final month.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Game 130, Rangers at Mariners
I've made no secret of my respect and grudging admiration for the way the great Rangers teams of recent years were constructed.