Jamey Newberg: Let’s Go.

Let’s go. Spring Break was 3,000 miles away from Surprise this year, but our 12-year-old wasn’t all that OK with the idea of a Rangers spring training going on fully without him, and he thought the concept of missing a day of school to get in a long weekend on the south side of those […]

MLB and the NBA and NHL postseasons = A ball of confusion

This is the time of the year where you have to set aside a good chunk of time to read the sports section. Between baseball’s regular season and the “real” seasons for the NBA and NHL (c’mon admit it, their regular seasons are nothing more than an extended exhibition season) there is so much to […]

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

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 […]

March Madness at Rangers’ Camp

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 […]

Exhuming Brandon McCarthy

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. Preferring not to dwell on the state of Elvis Andrus’s elbow or Shin-Soo Choo’s elbow, or Mitch Moreland’s oblique or Adrian Beltre’s quad, or the Rangers’ odd comments after last night’s game that the trip to […]

Spring Training Highlights: Bees in Tampa

Bees cause delay in Red Sox/Yankees game… Michael Pineda great start against Red Sox… Alfonso Soriano drills three run homer… Red Sox centerfield: Sizemore comeback and Jackie Bradley Jr… Miguel Cabrera goes deep off of Dice-K… Nick Franklin avoids bat and makes nice play… Michael Choice walk off infield hit… Wil Myers hits three doubles… […]

Michael Choice showing he may be ready for meaningful role with Rangers

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. The email messages I’ve gotten lately have been focused more on Alfonso Soriano’s refusal to play outfield in 2006 — at least until Texas traded him (he’s made 1057 of his 1061 defensive appearances since then as an […]

Coffee and Clippings: Nine players expected to improve in 2014

Baseball Prospectus (@baseballpro) talks about nine players they expect to improve in 2014… 1. Phil Hughes Getting out of the Bronx should be a big help to Hughes, who has the ingredients to be a consistent middle-of-the-rotation starter but has never been able to put it all together. He’s a strike-thrower with a good fastball (when he spots […]

Gammons Notes: Overlooked deals, Brett Gardner, Will Middlebrooks and more

1.  Most Interesting Overlooked Deal of the Off-Season Craig Gentry-Michael Choice It’s unusual enough for the American League West’s two prime rivals, the Athletics and Rangers, to trade with one another. Of course, nothing Billy Beane and David Forst ever does is shocking; hey, they traded away 3 number one picks in four months, Grant […]

Rangers maximizing Gentry’s value with Oakland trade

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. One year ago today, I wrote a report about Mike Napoli, focusing on a lengthy list during the Jon Daniels/Nolan Ryan era of players that Texas acquired at what appears to have been exactly the right time. […]