Ian Kinsler recently came out with some comments about John Daniels and the Texas Rangers, and they seem to have started a fire storm for Ian in the area. But then after the comments reach a national audience, he wants to say they were taken out of context and back off of them a little bit. Unfortunately for Ian, this isn’t going to happen. While his comments seemed a little harsh and probably not the best comments to make a point, I think if you take a deep look at what he said, then there may be some truth in what was said. Because we have heard similar things about the Rangers organization from other players who have left, namely Josh Hamilton, you have to start to think there is some truth. Even though Josh has become public enemy number one, Ian will probably fall to Public enemy number two after these comments.
There is a video going around of the Rangers dancing around to the song “Happy” by Pharrell. Some people would say this would take the focus off the season and it shows the team having fun when they should be focusing and getting ready for the season. But if you know the amount of pressure this team has been under with the expectations to win and keep making playoff runs, this is a sign of a team which is loose and just having fun, which has been a staple during the Ron Washington tenure. If you are a fan of the Rangers, then you should like what you see in this video, not only because there are impressive dance moves, but it shows a team which is loose and not taking itself so serious. Continue reading
The Texas Rangers announced on Monday they had agreed to a contract extension through 2015 with manager Ron Washington. While most people believed Ron Washington was at risk of not being extended after this year, he has proven to be one of the most successful managers in Rangers history. He has taken the Rangers into the post season 3 times, twice to the World Series. While he may not be the most conventional manager, he has become loved by fans and players alike. Continue reading
The last time we saw the Texas Rangers, they were walking off the field after a lack luster performance against the Tampa Bay Rays in a “play in” game in late September. It was a crushing defeat for the team and fan base which had high hopes of returning to the World Series. But as they were thrust into an early off season, things started happening for the Rangers and moves were being made to try and shape this team for the 2014 season. While some moves were unpopular, there were some moves that look like it could help improve the team going forward into the season. But first, we will look at who the Rangers lost from last season.
There was some troubling news announced this week out of Surprise, Arizona. It had to deal with some shoulder problems with the wunderkind Jurickson Profar. While it doesn’t sound like anything major at this time, what if he isn’t ready for opening day, or it requires more medical attention. What are the Rangers going to do without him at 2nd base? Well, I am sure if they wanted to they could find someone in the minors to fill a gap, but do we really want to trust 2nd base to someone who may not have played in the Majors yet? I wouldn’t want to trust that big of a spot to someone who hasn’t played at this level, especially when there is someone out there who has played with the majority of our infield and is as selfless a player as there has ever been in a Rangers uniform. Yes I am talking about Michael Young. Continue reading