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Lance Lynn

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  • @Rangers • 4h

    Fansided: 10 Questions that will Define the Texas Rangers' Offseason Approach

    The Texas Rangers concluded the 2019 season with a 78-84 record, 29 games behind the division winning Houston Astros. Texas won 11 more games than the year prior, and went from last place to third place in the American League West. Emerging from a rebuild, entering a new stadium, and trending in the right direction, this is an important offseason for them.

    The front office can plan its offseason after answering 10 questions.

    <strong>1. Is a 2020 playoff berth realistic?</strong>

    If yes, Texas has reason to be aggressive this offseason.

    The Texas Rangers concluded the 2019 season with a 78-84 record, 29 games behind the division winning Houston Astros. Texas won 11 more games than the year prior, and went from last place to third place in the American League West. Emerging from a rebuild, entering a new stadium, and trending in the right direction, this is an important offseason for them.

    The front office can plan its offseason after answering 10 questions.

    <strong>1. Is a 2020 playoff berth realistic?</strong>

    If yes, Texas has reason to be aggressive this offseason.

  • @Rangers • 1d

    Lone Star Ball: Saturday afternoon Sporcle Quiz

    Another slow day with no Rangers stuff going on, and no baseball until later this evening...

    So here's a Sporcle quiz to keep you occupied.

    Can you name each team's top trio of home run hitters in a single season?

    Good luck...

    Another slow day with no Rangers stuff going on, and no baseball until later this evening...

    So here's a Sporcle quiz to keep you occupied.

    Can you name each team's top trio of home run hitters in a single season?

    Good luck...

  • @Rangers • 2d

    Lone Star Ball: Subluxated shoulder for C.C. Sabathia

    New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia has been replaced on the American League Championship Series roster by Ben Heller, the Yankees announced today. Sabathia came out of last night's Game 4 against the Houston Astros due to what was described then as a shoulder injury.

    This likely marks the end of Sabathia's 19 year career. Under the post-season rules, he is ineligible to be on the World Series roster, and a subluxated shoulder is the type of injury he would not be able to rapidly return from anyway. Sabathia had said prior to this season that he was retiring at the end of 2019, so this was likely Sabathia's last appearance as a professional pitcher.

    New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia has been replaced on the American League Championship Series roster by Ben Heller, the Yankees announced today. Sabathia came out of last night's Game 4 against the Houston Astros due to what was described then as a shoulder injury.

    This likely marks the end of Sabathia's 19 year career. Under the post-season rules, he is ineligible to be on the World Series roster, and a subluxated shoulder is the type of injury he would not be able to rapidly return from anyway. Sabathia had said prior to this season that he was retiring at the end of 2019, so this was likely Sabathia's last appearance as a professional pitcher.

  • @Rangers • 3d

    Lone Star Ball: ALCS Game 4 discussion thread

    We have Game 4 of the ALCS tonight, after yesterday's rainout, with the Astros currently up 2 games to 1 on the Yankees in the 7 game series...

    Discuss it here...

    We have Game 4 of the ALCS tonight, after yesterday's rainout, with the Astros currently up 2 games to 1 on the Yankees in the 7 game series...

    Discuss it here...

  • @Rangers • 3d

    Lone Star Ball: Alexy, Uvila struggle in Wednesday AFL action

    A.J. Alexy and Cole Uvila each pitched for the Surprise Saguaros in Arizona Fall League action yesterday, and both had some problems. Alexy, who is pitching in the AFL after missing most of 2019 with a lat strain, gave up 3 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 2 Ks in 2 innings of work. Uvila, who had allowed just 1 run prior to yesterday, allowed 2 hits and 3 walks, with 2 runs scoring, while recording just 2 outs, though his ERA is still a very respectable 3.12 on the year.

    Speaking of Uvila, he is discussed in the latest Statcast podcast (and LSB gets a shoutout in connection with Uvila), which you should check out.

    A.J. Alexy and Cole Uvila each pitched for the Surprise Saguaros in Arizona Fall League action yesterday, and both had some problems. Alexy, who is pitching in the AFL after missing most of 2019 with a lat strain, gave up 3 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 2 Ks in 2 innings of work. Uvila, who had allowed just 1 run prior to yesterday, allowed 2 hits and 3 walks, with 2 runs scoring, while recording just 2 outs, though his ERA is still a very respectable 3.12 on the year.

    Speaking of Uvila, he is discussed in the latest Statcast podcast (and LSB gets a shoutout in connection with Uvila), which you should check out.

  • @Rangers • 4d

    Fansided: Texas Rangers: Which managerial moves will affect the club?

    Various clubs have committed to making offseason changes at the helm of their club with a number of teams looking to hire a new manager. This is a spot the Texas Rangers found themselves in last year after parting ways with Jeff Banister and eventually hiring Chris Woodward. So far for Texas, the Woodward hiring seems to be a good move with some quantifiable improvement within the organization. However, while they won't directly be adding a new manager, there are a couple of moves that could have some considerable impact on Texas moving forward.

    Joe Maddon Joins the Angels

    The biggest impact the Rangers will see from the coaching changes this year is the hiring of Joe Maddon by the LA Angels.

    Various clubs have committed to making offseason changes at the helm of their club with a number of teams looking to hire a new manager. This is a spot the Texas Rangers found themselves in last year after parting ways with Jeff Banister and eventually hiring Chris Woodward. So far for Texas, the Woodward hiring seems to be a good move with some quantifiable improvement within the organization. However, while they won't directly be adding a new manager, there are a couple of moves that could have some considerable impact on Texas moving forward.

    Joe Maddon Joins the Angels

    The biggest impact the Rangers will see from the coaching changes this year is the hiring of Joe Maddon by the LA Angels.

  • @Rangers • 4d

    Fansided: How Can the Texas Rangers Win the Offseason?

    Per rumors from a few weeks ago, the Texas Rangers could be a possible landing destination for either Kris Bryant or Willson Contreras. That would be a huge trade for Texas if acquiring either player, as they struggled mightily at third base and catcher this past season.

    Now, on the flip side, the Rangers would have to give up a lot to receive either player. They would likely have to part ways with top prospects such as Hans Crouse and Leody Taveras, and possibly more (maybe Nomar Mazara to lessen the prospect blow?

    Per rumors from a few weeks ago, the Texas Rangers could be a possible landing destination for either Kris Bryant or Willson Contreras. That would be a huge trade for Texas if acquiring either player, as they struggled mightily at third base and catcher this past season.

    Now, on the flip side, the Rangers would have to give up a lot to receive either player. They would likely have to part ways with top prospects such as Hans Crouse and Leody Taveras, and possibly more (maybe Nomar Mazara to lessen the prospect blow?

  • @Rangers • 4d

    Lone Star Ball: Joe Maddon, Los Angeles Angels finalizing deal

    MLB Rumors: Joe Maddon and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are finalizing a deal for Maddon to come on board as the new manager of the Angels, per multiple reports on the tweetbox.

    This move has been expected since the Angels fired Brad Ausmus as their manager after his first year at the team's helm in 2019. Maddon has a long, terrific track record as a manager with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs, and after the Cubs opted not to bring him back for 2020, a return to Anaheim, where he coached for many years and won a World Series ring as Mike Scioscia's bench coach, seemed inevitable.

    MLB Rumors: Joe Maddon and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are finalizing a deal for Maddon to come on board as the new manager of the Angels, per multiple reports on the tweetbox.

    This move has been expected since the Angels fired Brad Ausmus as their manager after his first year at the team's helm in 2019. Maddon has a long, terrific track record as a manager with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs, and after the Cubs opted not to bring him back for 2020, a return to Anaheim, where he coached for many years and won a World Series ring as Mike Scioscia's bench coach, seemed inevitable.

  • @Rangers • 5d

    Lone Star Ball: 2018 Rangers MLB Draft preview: Carter Stewart scouting report

    With the 2018 MLB Draft just four weeks away -- the first round kicks off on June 4, 2018 -- its time to start offering capsule looks at players the Texas Rangers could select with their top picks. The Rangers' first round pick is at #15 and their second round pick is at #55 -- they have no compensatory picks this year.

    Leading up to draft day, we will be doing writeups of some of the players who could end up getting selected by the Rangers with one of their first two picks. Today, we are looking at Florida high school pitcher Carter Stewart.

    With the 2018 MLB Draft just four weeks away -- the first round kicks off on June 4, 2018 -- its time to start offering capsule looks at players the Texas Rangers could select with their top picks. The Rangers' first round pick is at #15 and their second round pick is at #55 -- they have no compensatory picks this year.

    Leading up to draft day, we will be doing writeups of some of the players who could end up getting selected by the Rangers with one of their first two picks. Today, we are looking at Florida high school pitcher Carter Stewart.

  • @Rangers • 6d

    Lone Star Ball: MLB Rumors: Joe Maddon expected to be named Angels manager this week

    MLB Rumors: Joe Maddon and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to announce that the former Chicago Cubs manager will be the new Angels manager once he interviews this week, according to Scott Miller on Twitter. The Angels fired their manager, Brad Ausmus, after the 2019 season after just one year in the role.

    Maddon, who was at the helm when the Cubs broke their World Series drought in 2016, parted ways with the Cubs after a disappointing 2019 campaign, and promptly became one of the hot names in the managerial free agent market.

    MLB Rumors: Joe Maddon and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to announce that the former Chicago Cubs manager will be the new Angels manager once he interviews this week, according to Scott Miller on Twitter. The Angels fired their manager, Brad Ausmus, after the 2019 season after just one year in the role.

    Maddon, who was at the helm when the Cubs broke their World Series drought in 2016, parted ways with the Cubs after a disappointing 2019 campaign, and promptly became one of the hot names in the managerial free agent market.

  • @Rangers • 6d

    Fansided: Texas Rangers: How did Josh Jung's first year go?

    With the 8th pick in this year's MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers took slugging third baseman out of Texas Tech University, Josh Jung. It was a different pick than we've become accustomed to seeing from the Rangers as Jung was a collegiate player who was more renowned for his all-around ability rather than possessing one elite tool such as speed or power.

    For a lot of fans, Jung was a refreshing pick. A nice change of pace from the Rangers M.O. which saw Texas select a lot of prep players who were incredibly raw and needed years of development.

    With the 8th pick in this year's MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers took slugging third baseman out of Texas Tech University, Josh Jung. It was a different pick than we've become accustomed to seeing from the Rangers as Jung was a collegiate player who was more renowned for his all-around ability rather than possessing one elite tool such as speed or power.

    For a lot of fans, Jung was a refreshing pick. A nice change of pace from the Rangers M.O. which saw Texas select a lot of prep players who were incredibly raw and needed years of development.

  • @Rangers • 6d

    Lone Star Ball: Thompson, Uvila among AFL All Stars

    Outfielder Bubba Thompson and relief pitcher Cole Uvila have been named to the Arizona Fall League West All Star Team, it was announced today. They are two of the prospects from the Rangers who are on the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL.

    Thompson, the Rangers' 2017 first round draft pick, is slashing .250/.357/.417 with 3 steals in 10 games. He was assigned to the AFL after what was essentially a lost season, where Thompson missed time with a broken hamate bone and with a leg injury while struggling to produce for Down East.

    Uvila, the Rangers 40th round pick in 2018, has thrown 7 scoreless innings in 5 outings for the Saguaros, with 12 Ks, 3 walks and 4 hits allowed.

    Outfielder Bubba Thompson and relief pitcher Cole Uvila have been named to the Arizona Fall League West All Star Team, it was announced today. They are two of the prospects from the Rangers who are on the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL.

    Thompson, the Rangers' 2017 first round draft pick, is slashing .250/.357/.417 with 3 steals in 10 games. He was assigned to the AFL after what was essentially a lost season, where Thompson missed time with a broken hamate bone and with a leg injury while struggling to produce for Down East.

    Uvila, the Rangers 40th round pick in 2018, has thrown 7 scoreless innings in 5 outings for the Saguaros, with 12 Ks, 3 walks and 4 hits allowed.

  • @Rangers • 6d

    Lone Star Ball: NLDS Elimination Game discussion thread

    Two Game 5s today in the NLDS, with St. Louis and Atlanta battling in the early game, and the Dodgers and Nationals playing in the late game.

    Discuss.

    Two Game 5s today in the NLDS, with St. Louis and Atlanta battling in the early game, and the Dodgers and Nationals playing in the late game.

    Discuss.

  • @Rangers • 6d

    Lone Star Ball: Uvila stars in AFL All Star Game

    The Arizona Fall League All Star Game was last night, and a pair of Rangers prospects, Bubba Thompson and Cole Uvila, appeared for the West squad.

    Uvila continued his run of excellence in the AFL, as he retired all three batters he faced, two via strikeout. The final strikeout was to Angels outfielder Jo Adell, a consensus top 10 prospect in all of baseball, on what was reportedly a 3300 rpm breaking ball (per Statcast). To put that in perspective, the highest average spin rate for a pitcher on his breaking ball in 2019 in the majors was 3305, for Ryan Pressley.

    The Arizona Fall League All Star Game was last night, and a pair of Rangers prospects, Bubba Thompson and Cole Uvila, appeared for the West squad.

    Uvila continued his run of excellence in the AFL, as he retired all three batters he faced, two via strikeout. The final strikeout was to Angels outfielder Jo Adell, a consensus top 10 prospect in all of baseball, on what was reportedly a 3300 rpm breaking ball (per Statcast). To put that in perspective, the highest average spin rate for a pitcher on his breaking ball in 2019 in the majors was 3305, for Ryan Pressley.

  • @Rangers • 6d

    Lone Star Ball: Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is a finalist for the A.L. Comeback Player of the Year

    Texas Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is one of three finalists for the 2019 American League Comeback Player of the Year, it was announced today. Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox and Jorge Soler of the Kansas City Royals are the other two finalists.

    Pence's career appeared to be over after a 2018 season that saw him put up a 590 OPS in 97 games. However, Pence re-worked his swing in winter ball, and signed a minor league deal with the Rangers for 2019.

    Texas Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is one of three finalists for the 2019 American League Comeback Player of the Year, it was announced today. Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox and Jorge Soler of the Kansas City Royals are the other two finalists.

    Pence's career appeared to be over after a 2018 season that saw him put up a 590 OPS in 97 games. However, Pence re-worked his swing in winter ball, and signed a minor league deal with the Rangers for 2019.

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