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MLB BBM Group

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If you are a BBM user and are looking for a smaller group with whom to talk some baseball, give this BBM group a look.

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BA Signing Deadline Podcast - Rangers

Baseball America has a two-part podcast running down the signing deadline team by team. In part two they get to the AL, and the Rangers discussion begins at about the 48 minute mark. Here are some...

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Reyes Would Love to Play for the Angels

Hardball Talk references a Tim Brown article in which Reyes has told friends he would love to play for the Angels next year. You hate to hear that the Angels supposedly have the inside track to...

Mark Ellis to Rockies

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Just heard on MLB Radio that Mark Ellis was traded to the Rockies. Cash is also going to COL, and the A's get Bruce Billings and PTBNL.

BA Podcast on AL West Top Prospects

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BA just published a free podcast on the top prospects of the AL West. I haven't had a chance to listen to it, but I really like all their other stuff.

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BA on Mason Tobin

I just finished listening to the Baseball America Podcast from 9 December (it's free) in which they offer their commentary for the Rule 5 Draft.  Here is a brief summary of what they had to say...

Posnanski: Assumptions about Steroids

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Posnanski has a really good article about the assumptions we make about steroids and their effects. His column is mostly a retelling of this article, which takes a hard look at what we assume to be true of steroids. A very interesting read.

Jason Grey on Mitch Moreland

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Jason Grey has an article up at ESPN (Insider status required) that scouts Moreland. There is a bit of a fantasy twist, but definitely worth reading. There is also some video of Moreland's swing.

Here is the photo accompanying an ESPN Insider article on just how awesome Purke is. Yet, isn't...

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Here is the photo accompanying an ESPN Insider article on just how awesome Purke is. Yet, isn't this the arm action (Inverted W) that leads to future arm problems?

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Borbon's Arm

I know that I lot of negative things have been said or written about Borbon and his arm, but I was at the game last night and I saw what had to be the weakest throw ever in the game of baseball....

Optimal Opening Day Lineups

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Fan Graphs runs down the optimal lineups for each team on opening day, and compares that to what actually took the field. The Rangers had the best lineup with a -0.016 difference.

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Klaw on Harrison and Hunter

Law has a new blog post up (Insider access required).  In it, he talks about Harrison and Hunter.  In short, Harrison is looking good since coming back from surgery.  However, his delivery is...

Sullivan: Rangers Discussing Lugo

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Sullivan has an article up talking about how the Rangers might look outside the organization to fill the UIF role. Sullivan says that Lugo "may be the most interesting name" as a final decision is made on the UIF player. Greene's departure, according to Sullivan, has left two holes to be filled: right-handed corner infield bat and UIF (apparently, Greene was expected to fill both roles). Other external candidates include Augie Ojeda (Rangers inquired about him last year), Ramon Vazquez (previous ties to the Rangers), and some "extra infielders" from the Dodgers. It seems to me that the only person that the Rangers are actually discussing is Lugo, but Sullivan does not offer any clue as to how serious these discussions are. Matt Brown and Max Ramirez are mentioned as the players who could be used to give Davis a day off now and then.

Rangers Have 11th Hardest Schedule

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Don't know if this has already been brought up, but Olney has a blog post up this morning (Insider status required) stating that the Rangers rank 11 out of 14 for hardest schedule. The A's and Angels rank 5th and 6th respectively, while the Mariners have the easiest schedule.

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Levine on XM Radio 21 Dec.

Thad Levine was once again on MLB Home Plate, and here is what he had to say: Lowell - They've had lots of interest in Lowell going back to the Winter Meetings, but the team has a number of...

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Thad Levine on MLB Home Plate

Thad Levine was just on MLB Home Plate, and had the following things to say:   Said it is "terrific" that BA has named the Rangers as the team with the best farm system; result of the last five...

Database Tutorial for Stat Heads

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For those of you really obsessed with stats, Hardball Times has a tutorial on how to set up your own MySQL database for sabermetrics.

Great show today! Let me know who you guys want to hear from next Sunday morning (players or...

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Great show today! Let me know who you guys want to hear from next Sunday morning (players or scouting directors, whoever).

That was Grant Paulsen, host of Minors and Majors. If you guys want to hear some Rangers talk from or about their prospects, then let Grant know via Twitter, @MinorsandMajors. For those of you who don't have SiriusXM, I'd be happy to jot down the talking points of the conversation, and then post them here.
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Goldstein on Borbon

He was a bit of a mirage. That was Kevin Goldstein on Julio Borbon and his debut last season. He was a guest on Minors and Majors on MLB Home Plate this morning.  A caller asked why, after his...

Towers Linked to Rangers if Gilbert New Owner

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So MLBTR has a link to an Olney article which states, "rival executives are already speculating about Kevin Towers' possible connection to the Texas Rangers if -- and it's a big if -- Dennis Gilbert's group wins the bidding for the team." Anybody have access to ESPN Insider to see what else is being said?

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Conversations w/Holland & Borbon

Grant Paulsen taped some conversations with Holland and Borbon yesterday, and aired them this morning on his show Minors and Majors (on SiriusXM).  Paulsen remarked that the Ranger clubhouse was so...

We should just call Minors and Majors Neftali Feliz.

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We should just call Minors and Majors Neftali Feliz.

That is what Grant Paulson from Minors and Majors on XM Radio (a great show if you have a subscription) said because he could easily talk about Feliz for two hours. Paulson also said that Feliz is so good that he would watch the Rangers even if they were 36 games under .500. He had a bunch of other stuff to say, but I can't remember all of it; though he did called Feliz's curve as "unfair".

He's gonna have to make an about face with his attitude.

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He's gonna have to make an about face with his attitude.

Kevin Kennedy said this about Padilla after having a conversation with some contacts in the Rangers. He wouldn't give specifics about what was said, but mentioned that other execs will find out this information. Kennedy hinted that this information will keep Padilla from signing on with another team.

Rangers have a softer schedule.

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Rangers have a softer schedule.

KLaw was just on ESPN News, and said that the Red Sox are the better team on paper when talking about the Wild Card. However, he gave the above reason as to why the Rangers are still in the race.

Le Batard Interviews Bill James.

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I found this via BTF. James talks about steroids and the Hall of Fame. Scroll down to 790 the Ticket "On Demand" section.

Taking Stock and Naming Names

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Here is a made up conversation between Shapiro, Huntington, and Jocketty after the trade deadline. My favorite part is where Jocketty joins: Jocketty: Hey, whizz kid, didn't see that one comin', did you? Huntington: No, Walt, I gotta admit, Scott Rolen caught me completely off guard. Walt Jocketty: Who else is on the line? Shapiro: It's Mark Shapiro, Mr. Jocketty. Jocketty: Yeah, another whippersnapper. How you like them apples, Hotshot? Shapiro: Well, I have to say, it never occurred to me to trade for Rolen there, Mr. Jocketty. Jocketty: That's right, Homeslice. You don't know what it's like to depend on an erratic young third baseman.

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Patience at the Plate

So a lot has been made about the poor offense as of late.  Since I don't watch many games due to where I live, I can't say for sure but it seems like the Rangers are not showing much patience at...

MLB BAA - Feldman 10th

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Circling The Bases passes along some info from Fan Graphs about the league leaders in batting average against. Feldman makes the list at number ten, though points out his BABIP is .237 while the league average is around .300.

Cards, BoSox Swap Duncan, Lugo

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The Red Sox have sent Lugo and a PTBNL to the Cards in exchange for Chris Duncan. The Sox will be paying for Lugo's salary.

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Baseball America Podcast

Baseball America has a new podcast (it's free) up today.  They start off by saying that they are going to try and have a podcast a week for the rest of the season.  They also mention that prospects...

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