Newberg: Ross for Ranaudo

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This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. Is Robbie Ross Jr. a success story? Maybe he hasn’t settled in at his ceiling, either as a starting pitcher prospect or as the bullpen weapon he proved to be as a rookie in 2012. […]

X factors: The Rangers trade for Yovani Gallardo

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This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. There’s no right or wrong answer: You can possibly have four years of Cole Hamels, plus Luis Sardinas, Corey Knebel, and Marcos Diplan. Or you can definitely have one year of Yovani Gallardo, plus Jorge Alfaro, Nomar […]

Newberg: Should Philly trade Cole Hamels now to Texas…or anyone else?

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You’re Philadelphia. You’re coming off three bad seasons, each worse than the last, and you’ve made the decision that there’s not much you can do to force the current window back open, and to even envision a window opening a couple years down the road, you have to impactfully replenish a flagging farm system that’s been firmly situated […]

Jamey Newberg: Unkempt

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This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. Because I’m in the final stages of workup for tomorrow night’s Book Release Party, I had no plans to write today. The queue includes blank-so-far reports on Delino DeShields Jr., Kyle Blanks, and Kyuji Fujikawa, […]

Ups and downs: The Rangers trade for Ross Detwiler

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 This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. Going into their historic teardown season of 2007, and as part of the reason Jon Daniels and Thad Levine pushed ownership for it, the Rangers had enviable firepower in the amateur draft, owning five of the […]

Newberg on the Rangers: The buzz of the Winter Meetings, and the whirr

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This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. I was at the University of Texas in 1988, a resident assistant at the Castilian and days from my second year of fall finals when Major League Baseball convened in Atlanta for the Winter Meetings.  I won’t say […]

Bang: The Rangers Update Their 40-Man Roster

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This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. November 20 is one of those days on the baseball calendar when the ratio that’s most appropriate to focus on isn’t strikeout-to-walk or groundball-to-flyball, but instead bang-to-hype. Teams spend hours and days evaluating which draft-eligible […]

Newberg: Old School, New Rules

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This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. Mid-Monday morning, national writer Scott Miller reported that the Blue Jays were hiring Rangers assistant minor league hitting coordinator Brook Jacoby to take over as their new big league hitting coach, a position he had held […]

The next man up: Jeff Banister is the new Rangers manager.

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Swing and a miss. Fastball up and in, ball one. Slider down and away, rolled over to the 5.5 hole, gloved by the shortstop on the lip of the outfield grass. 14 steps. Safe. The dream typically stars Babe Ruth, or Robin Yount, or Adrian Beltre. Not Rob Sasser. Or Moonlight Graham. Or Jeff Banister. It […]

Newberg: The Texas Rangers and the culture of expectations

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This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. Chan Ho Park dealt for seven innings, scattering two singles and three walks, after which Brian Shouse, Doug Brocail, and Francisco Cordero shut things down late as Texas blanked Seattle, 3-0. It was the greatest […]