2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

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2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:48 am

I guess we can get this started now. Hopefully it is a bit more eventful than last season's thread.

Who starts the four gamer against Houston to start the season? Any guesses?
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby U2-Horn on Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:06 am

Kevin Millwood?
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:39 pm

Blow it up.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:29 pm

Well Don Wakamatsu is back. Corby's buddy.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby txlonghorn47 on Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:38 am

I think I'm for blowing it up. Would absolutely crush my little heart to see Belts gone, but I think with as thin as the franchise is in pitching prospects you have to use the limited assets you have in Belts, Elvis, and Hollywood to try and rebuild.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:14 am

Signed Doug Fister.

I guess that officially closes the door on Andrew Cashner coming back.


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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby U2-Horn on Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:05 pm

So the Rangers are one of 7 still in the running for Ohtani
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:25 pm

U2-Horn wrote:So the Rangers are one of 7 still in the running for Ohtani


With by far the most money available to spend.

But still seems like he is headed West Coast.


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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby U2-Horn on Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:03 pm

Yeah seems like the Mariners would be the spot
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby txlonghorn47 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:27 am

Sounding like they’re hell bent on making Bush a starter. You’d think they learned their lesson with Felix.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:37 am

Yeah I don't get that at all.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby Drew Corleone on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:45 pm

The Minor signing we nice
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2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:02 pm

Ohtani to the Angels.

Awesome on so many levels. Or not.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:52 pm

:(

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE
(Listed with 2017 organization)

2008: 1B Justin Smoak (Blue Jays) | WAR: 4.7
2009: LHP Matt Purke (Did Not Sign, White Sox) | WAR: N/A
2010: C Kellin Deglan (Yankees) | WAR: N/A
2011: LHP Kevin Matthews (Braves) | WAR: N/A
2012: OF Lewis Brinson (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
2013: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (Rangers) | WAR: 0.4
2014: RHP Luis Ortiz (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
2015: RHP Dillon Tate (Yankees) | WAR: N/A
2016: LHP Cole Ragans (Rangers) | Top 10
2017: OF Bubba Thompson (Rangers) | Top 10

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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:44 pm

Yikes.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:06 am

Peace out, Newberg Report. I've been a reader for quite some time but I'm not paying whatever The Athletic is asking for a subscription to continue to have access to it.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:24 pm

They are running a special for $3.49 a month for 12 months.

I had pretty much stopped reading it altogether sometime last season anyhow.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby tamut98 on Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Signed Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:11 pm

Oh well everything is going to be OK then. 95 wins here we come.

After checking out The Athletic I decided their national content was worth $3.50 a month and wound up signing up.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 pm

Darvish to the Cubs.

But hey we got Bartolo.

Somebody wake me up in 2020.
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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:28 pm

We are less than a week into The Athletic Dallas and, having not read anything by him prior to this, I am already pretty tired of Lexi Weaver overwriting the fuck out of everything single thing he does.

Case in point:

But when seen through a broader lens, rarely does the indefatigable weathering of baseball more viciously howl its presence than on the most hopeful day of the season. As pitchers and catchers report, and hope spring(training)s eternal, so too do ghosts screech mortality into our ears. Those ghosts have names, and they are all listed conveniently in alphabetical order in PR e-mails from one year ago this week.


Of course, ghosts being what they are, they cannot out-scream the tangible chorus of leather and wood and horsehide and stitches that has already begun to permeate the ever-elongating days. “Pitchers and Catchers Report” is the crucifix we hold steady in the face of Punxsutawney Phil.


Let’s start from the position that sees all, knows all. Sore bodies, bionic knees, and a left hand that will ache in the winters of the decades yet to come. “Every play in baseball begins with a pitcher.” It’s true, but before the hurler converts potential energy to kinetic, he must first come to an understanding of where this missile should be aimed. Ciphers and subterfuge flash in a series of finger flicks, taps, and nods. Occasionally, the game plan begins earlier, the pitch call prefaced by the field general standing on home plate and issuing a directive to his other eight allies. Shoulder, shoulder, knee. (Stand over there.) Helmet, swipe, hip-knee-hip-knee. (Plan for this scenario.)


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Re: 2017/2018 Texas Rangers Offseason Thread

Postby HornMafia on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:44 pm

That is exhausting.
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