What the game asks you to do: Ron Washington walks away from baseball.

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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. On September 5, 2007, Ron Washington’s first Texas Rangers team beat the Royals, 3-2. The victory, Texas’s second straight and 9th of 11, drew the club to within 17 games of the division lead. On September […]

Newberg: Are the Rangers poised to resurface in 2015?

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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. The last September 3rd that found the Rangers somewhere other than first place had been 2009, a season in which Texas ran out a roster that featured graybeards Omar Vizquel, Andruw Jones, Eddie Guardado, and […]

Newberg: Revered scout leaves Rangers to join Preller in San Diego

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“We need Don more than you do.”  So said Jon Daniels, a year into his job and casting an eye toward the 2007 teardown season, to Pat Gillick, the 25-year GM whose well-stocked Phillies were about to embark on a five-year playoff run. Gillick, who had Don Welke with him for 21 of those seasons, […]

Newberg: Battling season of adversity, Rangers relying on hard work

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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. The coach, who in his 30 years had developed Day One MLB Draft picks, and nine-year-old kids who were still all about the postgame snow cone, and all kinds in between, said to his team at […]

Newberg: Buying, selling, and getting rich

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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. It was one of the worst Texas losses of the disappointing 1997 season, a Wednesday afternoon collapse in Colorado in which first-year Ranger closer John Wetteland, signed months earlier away from the Yankees club that had just bounced […]

Newberg: The benefit of the trade that doesn’t work

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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. Of all the internationally signed prospects appearing on someone’s top 30 list in Baseball America’s 2014 Prospect Handbook, the Rangers didn’t originally sign the most, but their total of 14 was second only to Boston’s 15. […]

Newberg: Rangers get last laugh with win over A’s

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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’m gonna ask you to imagine that you’re an A’s fan for a few minutes. (And it’s not meant as a humblebrag that there are probably three times as many of you reading this as there […]

Newberg: Perfect timing for Rangers with Robinson Chirinos

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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. Maybe Ian Kinsler was taken out of context, and what he really said, if they’d just included the whole quote, was he hoped the Rangers didn’t win a game at home by actually recording the game’s […]

Newberg: Rangers hammer Lee, still fall short

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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. Texas hammered Cliff Lee for eight runs, all earned, over five innings, and it wasn’t enough. Not close. Tanner Scheppers struck out twice as many as Lee did on the day, but then again those […]

March Madness at Rangers’ Camp

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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 in Surprise in 2010 the morning that Ron Washington issued a shocking statement about a very big mistake he’d made the previous summer. I was in Surprise in 2011 the morning that it was […]