2015 ALDS Preview: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

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2015 ALDS Preview: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Tomorrow afternoon your Texas Rangers will make the trip to Toronto to face the Blue Jays, commencing the 2015 American League Division Series between the West and East Division Winners.

You know the main points by now. The historical Blue Jays offense, David Price‘s 5.15 career ERA against the Rangers (worst against any team with at least 6 innings), the Blue Jays first postseason appearance since they won it all in 1993.

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Texas Rangers Magical Season Threatened by Familiar Ending

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Texas Rangers Magical Season Threatened by Familiar Ending

The 2015 Texas Rangers season has been nothing short of a miracle. I thought they would be bad. You thought they would be bad. I’m pretty sure Jon Daniels thought so too, and ownership was worried about Shin-Soo ChooPrince FielderJurickson ProfarDerek HollandMatt HarrisonElvis AndrusLeonys MartinNeftali Feliz,Martin Perez, catcher, left field, the bullpen and…what am I missing?

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Ladies and Genteleman, Your First Place Texas Rangers

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Ladies and Genteleman, Your First Place Texas Rangers

76.5 wins. That was the Vegas Over/Under for the 2015 Texas Rangers. Guess who took the under? This guy.

I know, I know. I’m a terrible fan. And I’ll tell you why.

I picked a Calderon-Mayo Mavericks team to make playoff noise. When it comes to sports,I get a little carried away. Perhaps a snickers. A celebration snickers because…

THE 2015 TEXAS RANGERS ARE IN FIRST PLACE

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Texas Rangers Will Need Ace Work From Aces Down Stretch

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Texas Rangers Will Need Ace Work From Aces Down Stretch

Before last night’s struggle in Detroit, the Texas Rangers had won 7 of 8 games since finishing off a series in Minnesota against the fellow Wild Card Contending Twins with a victory. That stretch of games, including a sweep of the also relevant Tampa Bay Rays, has catapulted the Rangers back into not only the American League Wild Card race, but the club now finds itself within actual reach of the A.L. West Division title.

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Derek Holland Rehabs with Frisco RoughRiders

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Derek Holland Rehabs with Frisco RoughRiders

Last night, the Texas Rangers pitcher affectionately called the “Dutch Oven” made his third rehab start of the year and the first for Double-AA Frisco. Derek Holland continues to battle back from a left shoulder strain suffered just nine pitches into his 2015 campaign. Holland pitched only 37 innings in 2014 after a maybe-it-was-his-dog-maybe-it-wasn’t knee injury. Safe to say things have gone way off path for the 28-year old southpaw in the past two seasons.

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Rangers Analysis: Texas Rangers Back at .500

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Rangers Analysis: Texas Rangers Back at .500

A lot of good things have happened to the Texas Rangers the past week. In fact, outside of an anti-climactic bullpen blowup to end Cole Hamels debut on August 1st, the Rangers have won six of seven in a last minute effort to save their season and make a push at the American League Wild Card race.

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Frisco RoughRiders Interview: Alex Burg

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Frisco RoughRiders Interview: Alex Burg

Five seasons, three organizations, 11 teams in 12 levels, six positions played and a whole lot of bus napping. But Frisco RoughRiders Alex Burg doesn’t show a glimpse of such experience when you talk to him. He comes across as someone not weeks from 28 years old, but days from his first Minor League game. There’s an innocence combined with maturity about the Washington native that is refreshing, and a big reminder that yes, a lot of these guys are actually in this grueling Minor League Baseball circuit for a true love of the game.

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Texas Rangers Top Prospect Nomar Mazara Hitting Stride

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Texas Rangers Top Prospect Nomar Mazara Hitting Stride

There are going to be a ton of fireworks at Dr. Pepper Ballpark this weekend. The Frisco Roughriders will have post-game fireworks displays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Independence Day Weekend. However, there’s a very good chance you’ll see some in-game fireworks thanks to RoughRiders right fielder Nomar Mazara.

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Texas Rangers Activate Josh Hamilton; Joey Gallo Optioned to AAA

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Texas Rangers Activate Josh Hamilton; Joey Gallo Optioned to AAA

Prior to Tuesday’s contest in Baltimore against the Orioles, the Texas Rangers have activated outfielder Josh Hamilton (hamstring) from the 15-Day Disabled List. The corresponding roster move is not a huge surprise, but still one that most fans hoped wouldn’t be made. The high profile rookie and top prospect Joey Gallo will be optioned to AAA Round Rock, his first tour of duty in AAA baseball.

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Texas Rangers Rehab Interview Part I: Josh Hamilton

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Texas Rangers Rehab Interview Part I: Josh Hamilton

More Texas Rangers reinforcements are on the way.

Wednesday afternoon the Frisco Roughriders played one of those unpopular but existing 11:05 matinee baseball games. Players aren’t crazy about them, coaches, ushers and even the home plate umpire exited the game after the sixth inning due to the heat.

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Texas Rangers Rehab Interview Part II: Matt Harrison

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Texas Rangers Rehab Interview Part II: Matt Harrison

More Texas Rangers reinforcements are on the way.

Wednesday afternoon the Frisco Roughriders played one of those unpopular but existing 11:05 matinee baseball games. Players aren’t crazy about them, coaches, ushers and even the home plate umpire exited the game after the sixth inning due to the heat.

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Texas Rangers Rehab Interview Part III: Mike Maddux

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Texas Rangers Rehab Interview Part III: Mike Maddux

More Texas Rangers reinforcements are on the way.

Wednesday afternoon the Frisco Roughriders played one of those unpopular but existing 11:05 matinee baseball games. Players aren’t crazy about them, coaches, ushers and even the home plate umpire exited the game after the sixth inning due to the heat.

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Texas Rangers and the Risky Rule 5 Draft

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Texas Rangers and the Risky Rule 5 Draft

In Star Wars there’s something called the “Rule of Two.” It implied that for the evil Sith, there can only be two members at a time. One master, one apprentice. No more, no less. Rule of Two.

This has absolutely nothing to do with that.

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Texas Rangers: Iron Man Josh Hamilton

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Texas Rangers: Iron Man Josh Hamilton

First off, I know what you’re thinking.

“Iron Man” Josh Hamilton? If anything the born again Texas Ranger is a subject of the opposite.

But no, Josh Hamilton is Iron Man. From suit to suit, Josh Hamilton keeps reinventing himself.

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