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Finding A Nickname For The Rangers' High-A Kinston Team

What’s in a name? That’s the big question after Texas announced their High-A affiliate will be in <b>Kinston, North Carolina starting in 2017</b>. Kinston …

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Odd Men Out: The Rangers Rotation Down the Stretch

No The Rangers are coming to a crossroads regarding their rotation.<p>With <b>Derek Holland</b> and <b>Colby Lewis</b> due back in the next two weeks (Holland against …

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Precious CarGo: Texas signs Carlos Gomez for the stretch run

Saturday afternoon, the Texas Rangers reached an agreement with former Milwaukee and Houston outfielder <b>Carlos Gomez</b>. The move comes a few days …

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Behind Keone Kela's Struggles and How To Fix Them

In 2015 at age 22, <b>Keone Kela</b> was a revelation. While this came as no surprise to those of us who watched him tear through the Texas League, a 2.39 …

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Jonathan Lucroy deserves an extension; Texas should give it to him

<b>Background/</b><b>Current Situation</b><p>Full disclosure: I’ve wanted the Rangers to acquire a long-term solution at catcher for a while. I’ve been banging the …

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Drastic times: With Choo Down, Texas Should Trade For Yasiel Puig

Fortune favors the bold. That’s an old saying, one that the Rangers tend to live by. They’re the ones that traded away an MVP caliber player in <b>Mark</b> …

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An Unorthodox Opening Act - Replacing Shin-Soo Choo

That crack we heard in the bottom of the 5th Monday night wasn’t the bat. It wasn’tthe forearm of <b>Shin-Soo Choo</b> either, as much as our minds made us …

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September Call-Ups: Who Could We See?

September 1st: one of the more interesting days on the Major League Baseball calendar. This is the day in which major league roster expands from 25 …

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One to watch for: Yohel Pozo's Ridiculous Stateside Debut

<b>Yohel Pozo</b> is 19 years old.<p>Yohel Pozo plays catcher.<p>Yohel Pozo is in his first season of stateside baseball, having spent the last two years playing …

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Family man: What Prince Fielder can teach us about family

Forget the stats.<p>This is not about six All-Star appearances, three Silver Sluggers, Comeback Player Awards or two Home Run Derby Championships. This …

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Winning Pieces: How Texas can maximize their bullpen in 2016

There are few things in baseball more amazing than the evolution of bullpens. From not existing when the game began to the reason Kansas City won …

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Prince Fielder's career over after second neck surgery

<b>Editor’s note: This is an ongoing story. We will update the post as more information comes in.</b><p>Everyone was going about their day waiting for the …

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Diagnosing(and curing) the Rangers' offensive maladies

I don’t think it’s a big secret that a lot of analysis is based in guesswork. At least in how you start. You identify a problem or situation, before …

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Destroying the myth of a declining and selfish Yu Darvish

There’s nothing wrong with <b>Yu Darvish</b>.<p>Normally I try easing into a topic, comparing it with a life event or metaphysical concept that you can relate …

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Answering The Questions You Kinda Had: The SDI Search Term Mailbag

One of SDI’s mission statements is informing and educating the Ranger fan base. We do our best bringing you trade analysis, prospect write ups, …

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SDI MD: Examining The Injury History of the New Texas Rangers

If you’re reading this, you survived.<p>The trade deadline that is.<p>Let me just start off by saying all of the anxiety, suspense, twitter refreshing, …

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Jonathon Lucroy: Texas' New Pitch Framing Expert

I’ve listened to a lot of sports talk radio while reading several articles and tweets since the Rangers picked up <b>Jonathan Lucroy</b> yesterday at the …

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2016 Texas Rangers 2.0: Win Now

By the time 4:00 PM EST/3:00 PM CST rolled around on Monday, August 1st, 2016, the Texas Rangers had changed from utilizing role players with a …

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Crop Rotation: The State of Texas' Minor Leagues Post Trade Deadline

With the trade deadline passed (RIP <b>Travis Demeritte</b>, <b>Dillon Tate</b>, <b>Erik Swanson</b>, <b>Nick Green</b>, <b>Lewis Brinson</b>, and <b>Luis Ortiz</b>) and the late season promotions …

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A Moment of Majesty: The Michael Young Retirement Ceremony

Much to the dismay of many, baseball is changing.<p>Gone are the days where anecdotes and plain vision are the story-telling tools of choice. They’re …

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Power, strikeouts, and misconceptions: The Joey Gallo comps

When the Rangers called up Joey Gallo on Tuesday, scores of Rangers fans rejoiced. For a team struggling to generate offense post All Star break, …

Looking at what's wrong with Sam Dyson

Our lives are consumed with finding answers.<p>What’s our purpose in life?<p>What happens when we die?<p>Where are you getting your energy?<p>The trade deadline …

Rangers acquire Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez for Travis Demeritte

With just under a week to go before the deadline, the Rangers have made their first move of the trade season. Texas acquired starting pitcher <b>Lucas</b> …

Ray(s) of hope: Tampa Bay the key to Texas' pitching revival

When I first started playing fantasy football in 1995, I joined an existing league and one of the veteran owners warned me, “That guy is the devil. …

(Baseball) Bat signal: How a Gotham dynamic duo could be the heroes Texas needs

It’s not often you look at a team tied for the most wins in their league as of July 19th, who has the lead in their division and go “They need …

How a Brewers battery could supercharge the Rangers' title hopes

Trade season is here, and the Rangers are spinning in and out of the rumor tornadoes. For months they have been linked to <b>Jonathan Lucroy</b> of the …

Brewing up bullpen success: Jeffress the elixir to what ails Texas

Watching Texas Rangers baseball in July has been tough.<p>Even with four days in a row off, it feels like the team has lost every single game this …

The Man in the Arena: Jon Daniels and the quest to find a complimentary ace in the hole

<b>This is an installment in our Trade Week series, where writers focus on potential moves the Rangers might make ahead of the July 31st trade</i> …

Favorite Rangers memories, as told by the SDI Staff |

This is a critical time for the Texas Rangers.<p>With just under two weeks until the trade deadline and the team in first place looking to improve, …