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One of the storylines of the very early part of the offseason was the future of Yankee manager Joe Girardi...would he return to the Yankees? Would the Cubs hire him? Would he head to the television booth? Mystery over, as the Yankees ...
One of the storylines of the very early part of the offseason was the future of Yankee manager Joe Girardi...would he return to the Yankees? Would the Cubs hire him? Would he head to the television booth? Mystery over, as the Yankees have announced that Girardi has agreed to a four year deal to stay on as the team's skipper. Girardi managed the Florida Marlins in 2006, leading them to a 78-84 record and being named National League Manager of the Year. Girardi was nevertheless fired after the season by owner Jeffrey Loria. Girardi took over for Joe Torre as the manager of the Yankees prior to the 2008 season, and has a 564-408 record as manager of the Yankees.
about 3 hours ago
The Rangers announced a few items today: * Jeff Baker has been designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Matt West, who is being activated off the 60-day disabled list so he can participate in the Arizona Fall L...
The Rangers announced a few items today: * Jeff Baker has been designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Matt West, who is being activated off the 60-day disabled list so he can participate in the Arizona Fall League. The move is procedural, as Baker will become a free agent once this year's World Series ends. West, a right-handed pitcher, spent the majority of the season at High A Myrtle Beach continuing his rehab from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The Fall League began Tuesday, and West is one of seven Ranger minor leaguers on the Surprise Saguaros, joining pitchers Ryan Harvey, Will Lambe and Nick McBride, catcher Jorge Alfaro and infielders Brett Nicholas and Ryan Rua.  * Craig Gentry has been named the Rangers' player of the month for September. The outfielder batted .354 with 10 stolen bases, 10 runs, two doubles, a triple and five RBIs. His 10 steals in September were tied for the American League lead, while the .354 average ranked second in the league. -- Drew Davison
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The Texas Rangers brought right-hander Matt West off the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. The Rangers made the move so that West can participate in the Arizona Fall League, which began on Tuesday. To clear a spot for West on the 40-man...
The Texas Rangers brought right-hander Matt West off the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. The Rangers made the move so that West can participate in the Arizona Fall League, which began on Tuesday. To clear a spot for West on the 40-man roster, the Rangers designated bench player Jeff Baker for assignment. West, selected as an infielder in the second round of the 2007 draft, ¬†underwent Tommy John surgery in August, 2012. He made one appearance this season with the rookie-level Arizona … [visit site to read more]
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The Rangers have designated infielder Jeff Baker for assignment. The move allows the Rangers to activate pitcher Matt West off the disabled list and place him on the 40-man roster. Baker is eligible for free agency after the World Series...
The Rangers have designated infielder Jeff Baker for assignment. The move allows the Rangers to activate pitcher Matt West off the disabled list and place him on the 40-man roster. Baker is eligible for free agency after the World Series anyway so this is just a procedural move. This move allows West to pitch in the Arizona Fall League. He missed the entire season while recovering from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.
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10 years ago, Vince Young had a bad day.... Greetings one and all! Good slate of games this weekend, some game down in Dallas that has meaning, although no one wants to believe it or not. Look folks, Texas is undefeated in Big XII ...
10 years ago, Vince Young had a bad day.... Greetings one and all! Good slate of games this weekend, some game down in Dallas that has meaning, although no one wants to believe it or not. Look folks, Texas is undefeated in Big XII play, dammit! They're still contending! Louisville gets it's toughest test of the season tomorrow night in a Rutgers team that let SMU take them to triple OT. Yeah, tough. Georgia gets yet another cardiac arrest warning in the form of one Gary Pinkel and the fightin' Tigers of Mizzou. Sakerlina and their "all world, Heisman leading, #1 pick in next year's NFL Draft" football player get an angry Arkansas to deal with. What's this? Clowney might not play, you say?(Rips tickets up in disgust.) Baylor continues it's tour of high scoring schikanery through the dumpster that is known as the bottom half of the Big XII. In all fairness, I'm not a scheduling guru, but whoever set Baylor's 2013 sched is a criminal mastermind. Have fun in Glendale, fellas. Speaking of high scoring shikanery, Oregon travels to one of the loudest(supposedly) stadiums in the country when they visit the Huskies, fresh off a heartbreaking loss to the fightin' Trees. And finally, my beloved Aggies come off a bye week and in to hospitable/hostile territory when they visit Mr. Freeze, Bo Wallace, and the Rebels(or is it Bears) of Ole Miss in the battle to determine who's WR corps are the best in all the land. Rec up, Rabble on, Rinse, Repeat.... SCHEDULE OF FUN Thursday, October 10 TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV 7:30 PM Rutgers at No. 8 Louisville 9:00 PM San Diego State at Air Force CBS Sports Network 10:30 PM Arizona at USC FOX Sports 1 Friday, October 11 TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV 8:30 PM Temple at Cincinnati Saturday, October 12 TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV 12:00 PM No. 25 Missouri at No. 7 Georgia 12:00 PM No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas* 12:00 PM Iowa State at No. 20 Texas Tech FOX Sports 1 12:00 PM Pittsburgh at No. 24 Virginia Tech 12:00 PM South Florida at Connecticut 12:00 PM Indiana at Michigan State 12:00 PM Memphis at Houston 12:00 PM Eastern Michigan at Army CBS Sports Network 12:00 PM Nebraska at Purdue BTN 12:00 PM Kansas at TCU FOX Sports 1 12:21 PM No. 14 South Carolina at Arkansas 12:30 PM Navy at Duke 2:00 PM Western Carolina at Auburn 2:00 PM Central Michigan at Ohio 2:00 PM Buffalo at Western Michigan 3:00 PM Miami (OH) at Massachusetts 3:00 PM Kent State at Ball State 3:30 PM Boston College at No. 3 Clemson 3:30 PM No. 17 Florida at No. 10 LSU CBS 3:30 PM No. 15 Baylor at Kansas State FOX 3:30 PM No. 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin 3:30 PM San Jose State at Colorado State CBS Sports Network 3:30 PM Virginia at Maryland 3:30 PM Syracuse at North Carolina State 3:30 PM Troy at Georgia State 3:30 PM East Carolina at Tulane 3:30 PM New Mexico at Wyoming 4:00 PM No. 2 Oregon at No. 16 Washington FOX Sports 1 4:00 PM Rice at UTSA 5:00 PM No. 18 Michigan at Penn State 5:00 PM Akron at No. 23 Northern Illinois 5:00 PM Marshall at Florida Atlantic 6:00 PM No. 5 Stanford at Utah Pac-12 Network 7:00 PM No. 1 Alabama at Kentucky 7:00 PM Middle Tennessee at North Texas 7:00 PM Georgia Tech at Brigham Young 7:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe at Texas State 7:00 PM Idaho at Arkansas State 7:30 PM Bowling Green at Mississippi State 7:30 PM UAB
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The Baseball America Top 20 Prospect List for the Texas League is out, and to my surprise, the Rangers placed two players in the top 20. I didn't figure the Rangers would have anyone in the top 20, as Frisco was somewhat prospect-bereft...
The Baseball America Top 20 Prospect List for the Texas League is out, and to my surprise, the Rangers placed two players in the top 20. I didn't figure the Rangers would have anyone in the top 20, as Frisco was somewhat prospect-bereft much of the year, but Rougned Odor made the cut at #4 and Luis Sardinas came in at #11. I didn't think either of those guys would have enough at bats to qualify or make enough of an impression to make the list, but they did, so...there you go. Odor is a second baseman with good offensive skills, and he put up an impressive .306/.354/.530 line as a 19 year old in his short time in Frisco. Frisco manager Steve Buechele says Odor "had a chip on his shoulder," which is the same thing Odor's manager in Myrtle Beach said, so that caught my eye. Sardinas is a slick fielding shortstop who is still just 20 years old, despite seemingly having been around forever, and his future depends on what happens with his bat and his health, as there seems to be no doubt that he can be a plus defender at shortstop in the majors.
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At approximately 400 years old, A.J. Pierzynski had about as good of an offensive year as you could expect. As long as you were expecting him to never, ever, ever walk. Defensively he looked pretty sub-par, especially when it came to g...
At approximately 400 years old, A.J. Pierzynski had about as good of an offensive year as you could expect. As long as you were expecting him to never, ever, ever walk. Defensively he looked pretty sub-par, especially when it came to getting in front of baseballs. And his veteranocity earned him a spot in the lineup pretty much every day, even as a DH against LHP. The LSB community did a pretty good job of projecting him, with even the worst projections as pretty close. Congratulations to mlsof21 for having the lowest score* with his projection. Here is a spreadsheet with how everyone did. *Score is the average number of standard deviations away from the actual 2013 value Results PA AVG OBP SLG SCORE 2013 Season 529 .272 .297 .425 LSB Average 487.6 .275 .319 .438 1.03 ZiPS 474 .277 .311 .430 0.94 Steamer 425 .272 .315 .424 1.20 2012 Season 520 .278 .326 .501 1.71 Top Five Projections 1. mlsof21 490 .271 .307 .420 0.60 2. MonkeyEpoxy 554 .271 .306 .447 0.65 3. thegreatjared 540 .273 .318 .429 0.65 4. Brother_jd 524 .276 .319 .424 0.69 5. Cascade Ranger 511 .272 .316 .411 0.72 Bottom Five Projections 77. Doc Mabee 450 .285 .325 .458 1.98 78. SMITTY 513 .279 .346 .476 2.01 79. FelizCheez 475 .291 .330 .457 2.09 80. Heebs 510 .294 .337 .462 2.14 81. Adam J. Morris 361 .251 .289 .414 2.18
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Huzzah minor league ball is kinda back! Surprise won their first AFL game yesterday, beating the Peoria Javelinas 7-6. My boy TP has his preview of the AFL up with a list of players and snippets here: http://www.lonestarball.com/2013/10...
Huzzah minor league ball is kinda back! Surprise won their first AFL game yesterday, beating the Peoria Javelinas 7-6. My boy TP has his preview of the AFL up with a list of players and snippets here: http://www.lonestarball.com/2013/10/8/4811220/arizona-fall-league-preview For loser tl;drs, Alfaro, Lamb, Rua, NIcholas, McBride, Harvey, and West #TheLegend started at catcher and went 2-3 with a double and a K Rua 1-3 with a BB Nicholas with an 0fer ALSO: The caribbean winter leagues are starting up soon as well. VWL on october 10, DWL on october 18, PWL on november 1. Are the Rangers reps in the winter leagues known yet?
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COMMENTARY | In 2013, the Minnesota Twins had the worst starting rotation in Major League Baseball. However, the Twins have had their share of great pitchers, which includes three pitchers that have won Cy Young Awards. View full post on...
COMMENTARY | In 2013, the Minnesota Twins had the worst starting rotation in Major League Baseball. However, the Twins have had their share of great pitchers, which includes three pitchers that have won Cy Young Awards. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Texas Rangers News
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There was some AL West news this week as the Los Angeles Angels decided to retain manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto despite another season of failing to live up to high expectations. But there were some changes. Add...
There was some AL West news this week as the Los Angeles Angels decided to retain manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto despite another season of failing to live up to high expectations. But there were some changes. Add the Angels to the list of teams looking for a bench coach after Rob Picciolo was let go. Hitting coach Jim Eppard is also departing, so not unlike the Texas Rangers, there's a shake-up on the Angels' coaching staff.
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