Peter Gammons: Dodgers and Giants primed for another race in 2017

GLENDALE, AR—They seem to have been bolted to one another since the end of World War II. Jackie Robinson, then Monte Irvin, and when the Dodgers tried to trade Jackie to the Giants, he refused. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Willie and The Duke. The Giants won in ’54, the Dodgers in ’55, and […]

Jamey Newberg: +1.

David Price, with his insanely strange career mark against the Rangers (3-5, 5.52 in 13 regular season games, plus 1-6, 5.48 in six playoff starts and one relief appearance), by far his lifetime nemesis among teams he’s faced more than a couple times, served up a Shin-Soo Choo home run on his second pitch of the game, […]

Jamey Newberg: Raw.

A phase of your life comes to an easily defined and well-publicized end, and you’re around for the opportunity to move on, something not everyone is lucky enough to be. A roomful of friends whose bond will last forever are there for you on that day, nearly five dozen of them, the type of friends […]

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 […]

Jamey Newberg: MVP.

The initial All-Star Game balloting numbers were released a couple days ago, with the top five American League vote-getters revealed at each of the nine offensive positions (actually, 15 outfielders without specific positions), for a total of 45 players among the 15 AL clubs. There were zero Rangers. The AL West-leading Rangers, that is, whose 31-22 […]

Jamey Newberg: Imagining things.

  It’s rained a ton this holiday weekend, wiping out lots of youth baseball and other outdoor plans but holding off long enough for Texas to get in three against Pittsburgh and win the majority of them. Helped along by Yu Darvish and Jurickson Profar, teammates for the first time in two and a half […]

Jamey Newberg: Flippin’ Retribution

I’ve been on record for years, and as late as yesterday’s seventh inning, that as much as we as Rangers fans can’t stand Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson, I’d take them on my team in a second. I like good baseball players who bring an edge to the game. Well, after yesterday, this is as […]

Sticking at 3B or Corner OF Could be Hefty Challenge for Sano

The Minnesota Twins surprised many by submitting the winning, $12.85 million posting bid to negotiate with South Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park. In the abstract, it’s easy to understand why the Twins, who finished just 26th in the majors in park-and-league adjusted OPS in 2015, would want to add the bat-flipping Nexen Heroes home run […]

Newberg: Fuel injection.

I think I’ve been here before Yes, I’ve been here before The last time you locked All the doors — “Yes I Am,” Radiohead So why does it still hurt? Don’t blow your mind with why — “Bloom,” Radiohead *                               […]

Newberg: 10 Things

Ten things: 1.     I’ve gotta admit, when I landed in Toronto Wednesday night, it sorta hit me — this felt like a Jays win in four games.  With the Toronto offense being what it is, I felt good about the Cole Hamels start but not great about the other three Texas would need to play before getting […]