Newberg: The importance of Mark Teixeira.

I’ve been doing this for more than 18 years.  I started before Mark Teixeira was a professional baseball player, and there’s at least a decent chance I’ll be doing it after that, too. Strange feeling. He and a fellow Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket are the two greatest first-round draft picks in Texas Rangers history, but Teixeira, […]

Newberg: Some hither, others yon.

  Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Hank Blalock: The best development of the first month of the Rangers season is not the streak of five-inning starts or Adrian Beltre’s health and production or the first-place perch or Nomar Mazara. It’s Elvis Andrus playing as well in the field and at the plate as he’s […]

Newberg: Cool

I opened the back door with a cup of coffee this morning before the sun had snuck over the trees, and it felt like fall. And when it feels like fall after a lot of months of not feeling like fall, I think not about 3:00 kickoffs like the Pavlovian feels I grew up with, but instead about […]

Newberg: No roles. Just right.

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. After Neftali Feliz’s ninth-inning blow-up on May 16, resulting in the Rangers’ third straight loss and fourth out of five, Jeff Banister shared with local reporters that he’d told his bullpen that all roles would […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team leaders, single season ISO leaders, AL

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. The new edition of the Complete […]

Something Fishy – Walkoff Grand Slams & April RBI Records

  Giancarlo Stanton exploded a grand slam off Yoervis Medina in the bottom of the 9th last night at Marlins Ballpark, breaking a 4-4 tie, sending the Mariners to their fourth straight defeat. As my friend and colleague Lee Sinins points out today (thanks to ESPN Stats) the Marlins became the first team to have […]

Writers dig the long ball

This contribution comes from Stephen Romano. You can follow him on Twitter @SteveRomanoLR.  Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were right in their 1999 Nike commercial about chicks diggin’ the long ball—it’s true—but step aside ladies, because writers saw it first. There’s always been discussion on what motivates baseball writers to elect players into the Baseball Hall […]