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Lone Star Ball Jan 16, 2021
Martin Perez back to the BoSox

Martin Perez back to the BoSox

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Former Ranger Martin Perez is reportedly returning to Boston for the 2021 season Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a one year deal, per multiple reports. The 29 year old left hander, who had spent his entire career with the Texas Rangers until signing with Boston as a free agent last offseason, is reportedly getting $4.5 million with a $500K buyout of a $6.5 million team option for 2022. Boston signed Perez last year to a one year, $6 million deal with a 2021 option. Perez gave Boston a 4.50 ERA and 4.88 FIP...
Lone Star Ball Jan 16, 2021
Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Texas Rangers update for Saturday, January 16 Good morning, LSB. The Rangers signed 19 players yesterday on the first day of the international signing period. You can view a full list of the Rangers’ signings here. In case you missed it, the Rangers agreed to terms and avoided arbitration with both shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa and right fielder Joey Gallo yesterday. Evan Grant has a fairly bleak outlook at what that most likely means for the Rangers and Gallo. And that’s about all for this morning. Have a good weekend.
Lone Star Ball Jan 15, 2021
Corey Kluber to the Yankees: 1/$11M

Corey Kluber to the Yankees: 1/$11M

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees and Corey Kluber have reportedly agreed on a one year, $11 million deal The New York Yankees and free agent righthanded pitcher Corey Kluber have reportedly agreed to a one year, $11 million, per a number of writers on Twitter. Kluber, of course, was the big acquisition by the Texas Rangers in the 2019-20 offseason, coming to Texas from the Cleveland Indians for Delino DeShields and Emmanuel Clase. The Rangers were hoping the former Cy Young winner, who they held a team option on for 2021, could bounce back from an...
Lone Star Ball Jan 15, 2021
Rangers, Gallo agree to $6.2M deal

Rangers, Gallo agree to $6.2M deal

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ The Texas Rangers and right fielder Joey Gallo have avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a 1 year, $6.2 million deal The Texas Rangers and Joey Gallo have agreed to a one year, $6.2 million contract for the 2021 season, according to Bob Nightengale on Twitter. MLB Trade Rumors’ arbitration projections had Gallo either at $6.8 million or $5.3 million, depending on the methodology used, in terms of what he would be expected to get in arbitration. The $6.2 million is in line with what I think most of us expected he would end up with. The...
Lone Star Ball Jan 15, 2021
Sanchez: Rangers sign Morrobel, Cuevas

Sanchez: Rangers sign Morrobel, Cuevas

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Jesse Sanchez says that the Rangers have signed Yeison Morrobel and Danyer Cuevas, two of their top J-2 targets Per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with international free agents Danyer Cuevas, a shortstop from Venezuela, and Yeison Morrobel, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic. Cuevas and Morrobel are two of the top free agents in the 2020-21 J-2 class who were reported to be expected to be signed by the Texas Rangers. Due to the pandemic, the beginning of the international signing period for 2020-21,...
Lone Star Ball Jan 14, 2021
2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Joey Gallo

2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Joey Gallo

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ Will Joey Gallo put up an OPS over or under the 825 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021? The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA. Previous players covered: Nick Solak David Dahl Rougned Odor Jose Trevino Isiah Kiner-Falefa Today we are...
Lone Star Ball Jan 13, 2021
Rangers officially sign Butera, Anderson

Rangers officially sign Butera, Anderson

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via The Rangers announced today that Drew Butera and Justin Anderson have been signed to minor league deals The Texas Rangers announced today that catcher Drew Butera and pitcher Justin Anderson have been signed to minor league deals. We talked about Butera yesterday, when reports came out that the Rangers had agreed to terms on a deal with him. He is a veteran glove-first career backup catcher who, we noted, was likely signed for AAA depth purposes. The Anderson signing is new — I thought this had already been announced, but...
Lone Star Ball Jan 13, 2021
SBN Reacts: Bauer, Springer, LeMahieu

SBN Reacts: Bauer, Springer, LeMahieu

Photo by Adam Hagy/MLB Photos via SBN Reacts asked folks this week where they believe three prominent unsigned free agents will land Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Texas Rangers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The start of spring training is within eyeshot, but some of baseball’s biggest names still don’t have contracts. While contracts haven’t been signed, it is clear that the same teams are involved in many of these rumored negotiations. This week...
Lone Star Ball Jan 13, 2021
2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Isiah Kiner-Falefa

2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Photo by Norm Hall/ Will Isiah Kiner-Falefa put up an OPS over or under the 593 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021? The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA. Previous players covered: Nick Solak David Dahl Rougned Odor Jose Trevino Today we are doing Isiah...
Lone Star Ball Jan 12, 2021
Rangers sign Drew Butera, per reports

Rangers sign Drew Butera, per reports

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ The Rangers have signed veteran catcher Drew Butera to a minor league deal, per multiple reports The Texas Rangers have signed veteran catcher Drew Butera to a minor league deal, per reports. The deal is reportedly for $1 million if he makes the major league team, with another $500,000 in incentives. Butera, 37, has spent parts of 11 seasons in the majors with five different teams in a backup catcher role. He has a career .198/.255/.294 slash line in 1437 plate appearances, and his career high in place appearances in a season is 254, all the...
Lone Star Ball Jan 12, 2021
2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Jose Trevino

2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Jose Trevino

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Will Jose Trevino put up an OPS over or under the 593 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021? The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA. Previous players covered: Nick Solak David Dahl Rougned Odor Today we are doing Jose Trevino, who ZiPS projects to...
Lone Star Ball Jan 11, 2021
Victor Rojas joining Frisco Roughriders as president, g.m.

Victor Rojas joining Frisco Roughriders as president, g.m.

Photo by Bob Levey/ Former Rangers and Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas is the new president and general manager of the Frisco Roughriders, per J.J. Cooper of Baseball America Victor Rojas, the former Texas Rangers radio announcer and, until last week, an announcer on Anaheim Angels broadcasts, is being named the new President and General Manager of the Frisco Roughriders, per J.J. Cooper on Twitter. Rojas was with the Rangers broadcast team from 2004 through 2009, joining the Angels’ television broadcast team for the 2010 season and continuing with the team through...
Lone Star Ball Jan 11, 2021
2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Rougned Odor

2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Rougned Odor

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Will Rougned Odor put up an OPS over or under the 714 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021? The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA. Today we are doing Rougned Odor, who ZiPS projects to have a 714 OPS in 2021. Do you think Rougned Odor will...
Lone Star Ball Jan 11, 2021
SBN Reacts: The start of spring training

SBN Reacts: The start of spring training

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Fans are split on whether MLB spring training will start on time Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Texas Rangers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. In roughly a month and a half there will be the early signs of baseball returning. But with pitchers and catchers expected to report in late February and spring training starting shortly thereafter, there are still plenty of questions about how and if the 2021 season will work as planned....
Lone Star Ball Jan 10, 2021
Sunday morning Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers things

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ Sunday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... Evan Grant has a story this morning on the Players’ Alliance, with Taylor Hearn and Delino DeShields talking about, among other things, the law enforcement reaction to the protests this summer compared to the law enforcement reaction to the seizing of the Capitol building on January 6. Levi Weaver also has a story on the Players’ Alliance, and the efforts by African American players to effectuate change. David Laurila has his Sunday notes column up at Fangraphs.

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