It was Adrian Beltre day in camp yesterday and though he literally said he isn’t disappointed in the Rangers’ offseason, you know he’s not mad but disappointed like a father with a kid holding a report card filled with C minuses.
Jeff Wilson writes that though Beltre would have liked to see Texas do more this offseason, he remains happy to give it his all as a Ranger.
Evan Grant wonders if the State of the Beltre address from Monday was the beginning of the long goodbye as the Rangers have signaled that they’re not exactly up for trying over the next couple of seasons and Beltre is nearly 40.
Levi Weaver writes about Beltre’s arrival in camp and notes that Beltre is feeling one hundred percent healthy on day one, unlike the beginning of last spring.
Kevin Sherrington writes that Beltre has joined Dirk as an all-time great stuck on a team in contention limbo.
T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers intend to play Nomar Mazara in right field and Joey Gallo at first base and not move them around like last year.
Matt Kelly uses Statcast metrics to predict a breakout season for Drew Robinson among his under-the-radar hitters for 2018.
Elvis Andrus is remarkably now ninth on the active list of games played by position players with one franchise.
And, lastly, Jarrod Dyson did not sign with the Rangers. Sorry, AJM.
Have a nice day!