The Rangers were off yesterday but there was still a lot written about the Rangers thanks to the trade deadline activity.
T.R. Sullivan takes a look at some other issues facing the Rangers now that they have addressed their bullpen situation.
In yet more "Deadline Winners and Losers" articles, the Rangers continued to come away from the proceedings looking great:
- MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince calls the Rangers his #1 trade deadline winner and writes, "...the second-place Angels sat silent. Texas is already ahead in the American League West and improved considerably."
- Fox Sports' Tracy Ringolsby lists all of baseball from 1-30 on how they did in the trade market with the Rangers coming in at #1. Ringolsby ranks Anaheim in his list of losers and has them at 28th overall.
- Jeff Wilson names the Rangers as a winner and quotes Ron Washington as saying, "That's exactly what we needed."
- ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett gives the Rangers an A for their efforts in improving the team. He quotes part of a Jim Bowden article on ESPN Insider in which Bowden gives the Rangers an A for the Mike Adams trade and a B+ for the Koji Uehara trade.
Mac Engel writes a commentary on how, now that the bullpen is stronger, the Rangers need one of their starters to be "The Hammer."
Grant writes behind the DMN paywall about Mike Napoli finding a home in the fun Rangers' clubhouse.
Since it kind of feels like it has been a long time since the Rangers played, he's a preview of today's opener versus the Tigers by MLB.com's Joey Nowak.
Finally, before the trade was made for Adams, Bill Chuck of Baseball Analytics sent me a link to his take on the Uehara trade. Now that the dust has cleared a little, I wanted to share it. Chuck takes a look at Uehara by using heat maps to examine Uehara's success this season. It's a interesting read, and one that Chuck concludes by saying the trade for Uehara should be a good one for the Rangers. Take a look.