Tag Archives: Cole Hamels

Posted on March 14, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine In some ways, the Chicago Cubs are a forgotten team heading into 2019. They didn’t make a lot of moves this winter. They also ended 2018 by losing the NL Central tiebreaker and the Wild Card Game. But just a few seasons removed from a World Series […]

Posted on November 1, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The 2018 MLB season is over and the Boston Red Sox have had their parade, so it seems like the perfect time to take an early look at the 2019 season. Obviously, trades and free agent signings over the offseason will drastically change how we view each […]

Posted on September 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine September has arrived and the stretch run in Major League Baseball is finally here. The playoff races in each league are getting closer to being sorted out, so it seems like a good time to take a look at the 2018 World Series odds of each contender. […]

Posted on August 4, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine What was initially supposed to be a short stint on the DL for Chicago Cubs starter Yu Darvish has turned into a more than two-month absence. However, Darvish now says that he’s able to pitch pain-free and is “very optimistic” that he’ll return to the team’s rotation before […]

Posted on July 27, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago Cubs have jumped on the bandwagon of contending teams acquiring starting pitchers. Late night Thursday, the Cubs agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers for starter Cole Hamels. The Rangers will receive pitcher Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy, and a player to be named […]

Posted on June 24, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Kansas City Royals have already started a summer fire sale, making multiple trades, and the Texas Rangers may soon join them in unloading impact players. According to reports, the Rangers are making several players available to contending teams. The biggest name who the Rangers are willing […]

Posted on March 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite going through a losing season in 2017, the Texas Rangers chose to reload not rebuild for 2018, albeit on a rather strict budget. Did the Rangers do enough this offseason to become a contending team this season or will it be another disappointing year in Arlington? […]

Posted on February 5, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Bartolo Colon’s long and storied major league career isn’t over yet. The man they call “Big Sexy” is getting at least one more chance to prove he can pitch in the big leagues. Colon has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers with an invitation […]

Posted on December 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers continue to work hard this offseason rebuilding their starting rotation. Their most recent acquisition may be their best of the winter. Texas has acquired lefty Matt Moore from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitching prospects Israel Cruz and Sam Wolff, as well […]

Posted on December 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The free agent market has been slow to get going this offseason, but the Texas Rangers aren’t waiting around. After signing Doug Fister last month, the Rangers have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent pitcher Mike Minor. Pending a physical, the Rangers plan to ink Minor to […]

Posted on November 26, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Early in the offseason, the Texas Rangers have moved quickly to start plugging the holes in their starting rotation. The Rangers have agreed to sign pitcher Doug Fister to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million plus incentives. The deal is pending a physical and reportedly comes with […]

Posted on June 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers waited nearly two months to get ace Cole Hamels back from the DL. Unfortunately, his return from an oblique strain on Monday did not go as he or the team would have liked. Hamels surrendered seven runs over 4.1 innings against the Indians. He […]

Posted on June 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine A nagging back injury has sent Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli to the DL. The Rangers placed Napoli on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Napoli hasn’t played since Saturday when back trouble forced him to leave in the 5th inning of the team’s game against […]

Posted on March 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers have won back-to-back AL West championships and finished the 2016 regular season with the best record in the American League. However, 2017 is a new year and their roster looks considerably different from last year. They also have a much more competitive division trying […]

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