***** Official Rangers Off-Season Thread *****

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My wife likes to do that thing women do where they look at houses for sale that we could never afford. We were driving on southwest Loop 820 near Benbrook where those mansions are just outside the loop, and my wife starts to looking and there's one for about $6 million dollars. There's a Rangers decal in the pool. Figured a Rangers player wouldn't live all the way out there, plus who do we have that's gonna make that kind of long term investment here. I told my wife to look up who lives there. Sure enough it listed Bob Simpson as the owner. What does it mean??

Edit: inb4 lol poor.
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Anyone else get the email about the SEC vs bdf challenge at Globe Life? Thinking about going to watch Ms State vs the tortilleria school from the pan handle
"The Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution was never designed to restrain the people. It was designed to restrain the government."
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AgBQ-00 said:

Anyone else get the email about the SEC vs bdf challenge at Globe Life? Thinking about going to watch Ms State vs the tortilleria school from the pan handle

Didn't get the email, but I know Arkansas is one of the SEC teams playing.
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If you're buying tickets and are being asked to enter a coupon code, use either rangers or showdown
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So the Rangers have four guys in the Baseball Prospectus' Top 100 prospects.

https://www.lonestarball.com/2021/1/21/22242657/baseball-prospectus-2021-prospect-list-top-100-texas-rangers-leody-taveras-sam-huff-josh-jung

#26 - Leody Taveras
#56 - Josh Jung
#60 - Dane Dunning
#98 - Sam Huff

It is refreshing to see a pitcher of ours that high. All four of these guys ought to get full shots this year. Pretty sure Taveras is on the major league roster all season, barring injury. Dunning will also get the chance.

I know it's fashionable to lament how horrific this team will be in 2021, but let's take a look a twhat's going on here. We are looking towards 2023 here. If we come out of this season with:

1B - ?
2B - Solak
3B - Jung
SS - IKF
LF - ?
CF - Taveras
RF - Gallo
C - Huff

That's 6 of the 8 field positions potentially filled after the 2020 season. And to win a pennant, you need some potential All Stars in there. Gallo and Taveras have that potential. Maybe Jung - we've yet to see.

So yes our starting pitching will be dreadful. But if we can come out of this season with 2-3 controllable starters, I think we've succeeded.

We will learn a lot this season and I'm excited to see these guys play.
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Mr Gigem said:

If you're buying tickets and are being asked to enter a coupon code, use either rangers or showdown

Thanks, and will do. My oldest is at Arkansas, so may meet him there for at least one of the games. But also depends on if my youngest has a tournament that weekend back in Austin.

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wbt5845 said:

So the Rangers have four guys in the Baseball Prospectus' Top 100 prospects.

https://www.lonestarball.com/2021/1/21/22242657/baseball-prospectus-2021-prospect-list-top-100-texas-rangers-leody-taveras-sam-huff-josh-jung

#26 - Leody Taveras
#56 - Josh Jung
#60 - Dane Dunning
#98 - Sam Huff

It is refreshing to see a pitcher of ours that high. All four of these guys ought to get full shots this year. Pretty sure Taveras is on the major league roster all season, barring injury. Dunning will also get the chance.

I know it's fashionable to lament how horrific this team will be in 2021, but let's take a look a twhat's going on here. We are looking towards 2023 here. If we come out of this season with:

1B - ?
2B - Solak
3B - Jung
SS - IKF
LF - ?
CF - Taveras
RF - Gallo
C - Huff

That's 6 of the 8 field positions potentially filled after the 2020 season. And to win a pennant, you need some potential All Stars in there. Gallo and Taveras have that potential. Maybe Jung - we've yet to see.

So yes our starting pitching will be dreadful. But if we can come out of this season with 2-3 controllable starters, I think we've succeeded.

We will learn a lot this season and I'm excited to see these guys play.

Hopefully Calhoun can stay healthy and we can pencil him in at LF or DH for a full season.

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About ready to make the switch from YoutubeTv. Already missed three stars games. Any streaming services picked up Sinclair yet?
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hawk1689 said:

About ready to make the switch from YoutubeTv. Already missed three stars games. Any streaming services picked up Sinclair yet?


I'm in the same boat. We're with Hulu and, unless I missed something, they still don't have the Fox regionals.
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If any of y'all are planning on attending games to start the season, you better be a season ticket holder or rent a suite. Not sure how much inventory we are going to make available for single game tickets
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Has anyone seen the preview for the E60 Drew Robinson story? I can't find anything about what happened to him online but in the preview it talks about how he is lucky to be alive and he seems to have lost eyesight in one eye.
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MLB Pipeline top 100 has three Rangers included. For reference in the AL West, the M's have 6, Angels 2, Astros 1, A's 0.


Rangers (3)
63. Josh Jung, 3B (ETA: 2021)
78. Sam Huff, C (ETA: 2021)
91. Dane Dunning, RHP (ETA: 2021)
After years of targeting high ceilings in prospects, the Rangers have a pair of Top 100 guys who stand out more for their high floors in the sweet-swinging Jung and Dunning, who was the key to the Lance Lynn trade with the White Sox in December. Huff has tremendous raw power and went deep three times in 31 at-bats with Texas in September.

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-top-100-prospects-list-for-2021
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Arenado to St. Louis. Another winning organization trying to win.
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For peanuts no less.
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We are still a couple of years away from trades like this.
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Do you really think it will only take a couple of years to have a player as good as Arenado to trade away?
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toucan82 said:

Do you really think it will only take a couple of years to have a player as good as Arenado to trade away?

I think his point was that we're a couple of years away from a move to trade FOR a guy like Arenado make sense.
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Proposition Joe said:

toucan82 said:

Do you really think it will only take a couple of years to have a player as good as Arenado to trade away?

I think his point was that we're a couple of years away from a move to trade FOR a guy like Arenado make sense.


We know. Except aside from Cliff Lee, have the Rangers made such a trade in the 21st century? Maybe Hamels.
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Me too, but a few years from now when we are clearly competitive again.
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Does anyone have any association with the Song What I like about you by the Romantics with the Rangers? Like it used to be part of the game presentation or commercials or something?



Totally random, it just rolled across my phone while mowing rhe yard
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Wow, anybody see this? Crazy.
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Saw we signed Deshields back to a minor league deal. I'm fine with that
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Mental health issues and now apparently missing an eye. Sounds like maybe a gun related suicide attempt that took his eye but maybe missed his brain?
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Yeah if I had to guess that's what I'd say as well. Imagine playing a game and likely dreaming about something all your life and it turns out that you're not quite good enough to sustain being on a team. Especially if you got a taste of it. Can easily see why someone would slip into a deep depression. Mental health is no joke! Nobody is impervious
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DannyDuberstein said:

Mental health issues and now apparently missing an eye. Sounds like maybe a gun related suicide attempt that took his eye but maybe missed his brain?
That's what I thought, but that also looks like him being escorted by the cop in that one clip? Unless that was a distraught witness or roommate or something.
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https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30800732/san-francisco-giants-outfielder-drew-robinson-remarkable-second-act

What a story
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Highly recommend reading that ESPN article on Robinson if you have the time. Vaguely remember him in a few at bats with the Rangers a couple years ago. It's incredible what he went through, less than a year ago.
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Rangers To Sign Mike Foltynewicz

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/02/rangers-mike-foltynewicz-deal.html

I like this signing. Not much to lose here and who knows, maybe we can get him back to his 2018 version.
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I saw a Tweet that said if this signing can force Jordan Lyles our of the rotation, he's for it 8000%.

I laughed.
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We're kind of like the Nick Saban school for broken coaches.. except we do it for pitchers and were not einning
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IronAg45 said:

Rangers To Sign Mike Foltynewicz

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/02/rangers-mike-foltynewicz-deal.html

I like this signing. Not much to lose here and who knows, maybe we can get him back to his 2018 version.


This is the argument for literally all of our pitcher signings.
 
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