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 […]

Newberg: Rangers look toward new beginning

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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. Tonight will be a sad night. Lisalverto Bonilla’s season will come to an end. I’m not predicting injury or a Mo Claiborne-style walkout for the 24-year-old righty. No, this is more like U2, leaving the stage, […]

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 […]