1. Are the 2012 Texas Rangers Actually Better Than the 2011 Model?

    Well, are they? Absolutely . Yes, the 2012 Texas Rangers are superior to their 2011 American League Champion predecessors...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about 2 years ago 1,947 reads 9 comments

  2. Yu Darvish: 10 Reasons Why He Can Be Trusted to Come Up Big in the Postseason

    At times during his MLB rookie season, Yu Darvish has been just as frustratingly inconsistent as fellow starting pitcher Derek Holland. But much like Holland, Darvish has shown flashes of greatness...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about 2 years ago 2,004 reads 6 comments

  3. Texas Rangers News: Is It Time to Give Up on the Roy Oswalt Project?

    Roy Oswalt made it known—early and often—that he was a starter, and solely that. When the Rangers were kicking the tires on Oswalt during spring training, his unwillingness ...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about 2 years ago 1,370 reads 2 comments

  4. Texas Rangers: Predicting the Major League Debuts of Texas' Top 10 Prospects

    After back-to-back American League Championship seasons, the Texas Rangers are no longer a secret. They're clearly one of the best teams in all of Major League Baseball...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about 2 years ago 378 reads 5 comments

  5. Texas Rangers: 10 Reasons Why They Should or Should Not Trade for Cole Hamels

    July is always a fun month in the world of Major League Baseball. Whether or not you're a fan of the MLB All-Star Game, chances are you get fired up when a member of your favorite teams makes the cut...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,239 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB News: Most Compelling Stories as the Second Half Gets Underway

    One of the great things about Major League Baseball is the unique story lines that develop every year. And now with the second half set to commence today, it's time to look at some ...

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  7. Texas Rangers Injury News: Will Mike Olt Be Called Up to Replace Mitch Moreland?

    Mitch Moreland has been having a pretty solid season for the Texas Rangers . Sure, he has grounded into more than his fair share of double plays (eight, tied for second-most amongst ...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 3,958 reads 5 comments

  8. Texas Rangers: Do They Deserve to Lead the American League in All-Star Nods?

    Remember when the only reason the Texas Rangers had an All-Star representative was because every team has to have at least one? I sure do. Those days are long gone...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,612 reads 21 comments

  9. Rangers Trade Scenarios: 3 Deadline Moves Texas Could Make to Solidify AL Lead

    Since their 15-4 near-nuclear start to the season, the Texas Rangers have played sub-.500 baseball and have seen their double-digit lead in the AL West shrivel to just three games...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 99 reads 28 comments

  10. Power Ranking the Texas Rangers' Under-the-Radar X-Factors

    One of the great things about baseball is its peculiar reliance on the individual performance in conjunction with the team effort. The combination of the two is a necessity for the cohesion of a productive—and winning—team...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,111 reads 3 comments

  11. 2012 MLB Mock Draft: Predictions for All 30 Teams' First Selection

    The 2012 edition of the Major League Baseball players' draft is right around the corner—it starts this Monday, June 4th to be exact...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 5,363 reads 0 comments

  12. Derek Holland Meltdown: Is the Addition of Roy Oswalt Going to Be Enough?

    Last night, Derek Holland—the clean-shaven version—looked very sharp in his first inning of work against the AL West's bottom-dwelling Seattle Mariners. "Dutch" retired the side—striking out two of three—on just 10 pitches...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,534 reads 11 comments

  13. Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre: Is He the AL's Most Underrated Player?

    The Texas Rangers (30-18) have the American League's best record, and clearly, one of the game's most talented rosters...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 211 reads 36 comments

  14. Comparing the Texas Rangers' Rotation to Every Possible Postseason Matchup

    The 2012 Texas Rangers appear poised for another trip deep into the promised land of postseason play. Naturally, it's very early in the young season and nothing is guaranteed...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,313 reads 8 comments

  15. Neftali Feliz: Texas Rangers Pitcher to 15-Day DL with Elbow Injury

    According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram 's Jeff Wilson , Texas Rangers starting pitcher Neftali Feliz will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today with an elbow issue...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 754 reads 4 comments

  16. Texas Rangers: Are They in One of Baseball's Most Underappreciated Runs?

    Since achieving playoff relevancy by winning their first playoff series in 2010—and riding that success all the way to back-to-back World Series appearances—the Texas ...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,413 reads 0 comments

  17. Josh Hamilton Hits 4 Home Runs: Greatest Single-Game Feats in Rangers History

    It seems to me that just when you think you've seen the best out of Josh Hamilton, he's going to do something even more astounding. As if coming into last night's game with 10 home runs, a batting average of ...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 245 reads 20 comments

  18. Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish Continues to Improve in 3rd Major League Start

    For the first time in his big-league career, Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish successfully withstood the sixth inning. He even managed to record one out in the seventh...not too shabby...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,281 reads 3 comments

  19. Josh Hamilton: Will Texas Rangers Regret Not Giving Hamilton an Extension?

    I'm not sure what's more shocking. That the Texas Rangers have started the season with a blistering 11-2 record, or that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim haven't...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 940 reads 5 comments

  20. Neftali Feliz's Debut: Grading the Texas Rangers' Rotation After First Start

    Neftali Feliz was unbelievably efficient during his debut as a starter. Scattering four hits over seven innings, while walking just two and striking out four.....

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 2,678 reads 11 comments

  21. Ron Washington: Texas Rangers Skipper Might Be the Best Manager in Baseball

    The importance of a major league manager tends to be over-scrutinized when his team is losing and overvalued when his team is winning. In other words, too much is made of the manager's influence when times are good...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,460 reads 6 comments

  22. Yu Darvish Debut: Is This the Most Hyped Pitching Debut in Franchise History?

    So, is Yu Darvish’s debut this coming Monday, against Ichiro's Seattle Mariners , the most hyped pitching debut in the Texas Rangers ’ history? Absolutely...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 2,822 reads 24 comments

  23. Fausto Carmona and 25 Major League Baseball Names That Have to Be Fake

    Fausto Carmona was living a lie. For his entire career he was using a false name. His real name was Jackwagon Slim. Just kidding. No, Carmona's birth name is "Roberto Hernandez"...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 2,520 reads 3 comments

  24. Yu Darvish: Grading Every Element of Phenom's Pitching Arsenal

    With all the hype—on a worldwide level—following Yu Darvish's outings, it's hard to believe that we've only seen him in two starts...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 3,773 reads 6 comments

  25. Yu Darvish Debut: Full Analysis and Grades of Rangers Ace's First Spring Start

    Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers ' much ballyhooed Japanese pitching import, made his debut in Peoria, Arizona , on Wednesday afternoon against the San Diego Padres . The hype was huge, and Darvish did not disappoint...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 4,038 reads 15 comments