Jamey Newberg: Kid A.

“I did it,” he said. “It’s done.” And, fittingly, as is so regularly the case when it comes to Adrian Beltre, it was mind-blowing at the same time as it made absolutely perfect sense: He did it on Cooperstown Day. Adrian Beltre does things effortlessly and steadily, dutifully and with workmanlike reliability — but there’s […]

Jamey Newberg: Saint Lewis.

For many of us, it remains the greatest game in Rangers history, and its signature moment was the 1-2 breaking ball that froze A-Rod, sending him back to the visitors’ dugout and sending his Yankees home for the winter and sending 24 men sprinting toward Neftali’s mound and sending a franchise to its first World Series. […]

Newberg: Pro Active.

The point of this morning’s entry, as it cooked in my head the past few days, was going to be that if I were another team, I’d be aggressively trying to pry Jurickson Profar free from Texas, like Sandy Alomar Jr. blocked by Benito Santiago, Jeff Bagwell stuck behind Scott Cooper, Michael Young caught in […]

Newberg: The Texas Rangers and the culture of expectations

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

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, […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career H above the league average leaders

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 @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team hits above the league average 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 @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

The Eric Nadel/Texas Rangers era

If you haven’t had the pleasure of of listening to Eric Nadel broadcast Texas Rangers games, you are missing out on one of the great joys in baseball. In a sport ideally suited for radio, Nadel is a master. Nadel is in his 36th year with the club, becoming a full-time announcer for the team […]

Coffee and Clippings: Rangers have fallen back into the AL West’s pack

Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Rangers have fallen back into the AL West’s pack… The American League West opens for business this week. For the Texas Rangers, the division’s landscape has changed. After a run at the top, the Rangers have fallen back into the West’s pack. The Rangers admitted as […]

Newberg: Michael Young retires as Rangers’ all-time leader

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. My plan in writing up the Michael Young retirement announcement was to keep it short. That’s never an easy task for me, of course, but in this case, the right thing to do seemed to […]