Texas Rangers: Quick Hits
This is the time of year when baseball news seems to come to a screeching halt. For Texas Rangers fans, this couldn’t be more fitting to describe not only this time of year, but what seems like an extremely long offseason. Despite this feeling, the Rangers did add two players to their non-roster invitees. There were also a few other stories that hit the internet regarding the Texas Rangers.
Here some quick hits that you may have missed this week.
Texas Rangers Sign OF Ryan Ludwick
Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest gives the details of outfielder Ryan Ludwick‘s minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.
I’m thrilled knowing that left-handed pitcher Derek Holland and catcher Robinson Chirinos are spending time together. What I’m not thrilled about is what Holland shared on his Instagram account:
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This doesn’t look too dangerous, but, I mean, he does remember that his dog injured him for an entire season, right? That is the last thing we need to happen to our catcher this season. Please, please, please keep the shenanigans to a minimum until after October.
Love, all Texas Rangers fans.
ESPN Changes Rangers at NYY Game Time
So, ESPN has done it again, and the New York Yankees were all too happy to help. What am I talking about? Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News reports “The cable network on Thursday had the Rangers game at the New York Yankees on May 24 pushed back to a night game for its Sunday-night national telecast. With that, the Rangers lost a chance at normal night’s sleep.”
Texas Owns Three of the Worst Contracts in MLB
Three Texas Rangers players’ contracts made the top 10 Worst Contracts in Baseball list– Shin-Soo Choo, Prince Fielder, and Matt Harrison.
“A year ago the Rangers were labeled as “winners” of the offseason by nabbing free agent Shin-Soo Choo and trading for Prince Fielder. Now, Choo and Fielder are part of a more dubious list: the worst contracts in baseball.” (via SportsDayDFW.com)
All About Prince Fielder
Kids kill themselves over this. I just wanted kids to know to go talk to somebody. Don’t hold it in.
In January, Fielder helped launch Going To Bat Against Bullying, an anti-bullying campaign. In Evan Grant’s (The Dallas Morning News) article, Prince Fielder explains why the educational program is important to not only him and his family but to all kids and families.
I have truly saved the best for last.
On Friday, Evan Grant published an in-depth article covering Prince Fielder’s offseason recovery from his neck fusion surgery. Personally, I feel this is the best piece Grant has written. It sheds light on Fielder’s true self, his family, the pressure he’s felt playing baseball since he was a kid, and how he is back to having fun again.
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