Buster Olney wrote about the possible mystery teams out there for the services of Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. The Rangers come up but it seems more like everything asked are thinking, “say, yeah, why aren’t those big dumb dummies getting involved?” rather than anyone actually believing that they’re being sneaky on the down low.
Jamey Newberg begins the task of creating a Ballpark era best 25-man roster and begins with the pitching staff. I can’t say that I’ve got even a single nit to pick with his choices but have at it in the comments!
Will Leitch looks for the next Hall of Famer for each team and I bet you’ll never guess who he chooses for Texas.
The MLB Pipeline crew name the best defensive prospect from each team’s farm with catching wizard Jose Trevino getting the nod for the Rangers.
And, lastly, Joey Hayden at the DMN notes that Austin Bibens-Dirkx’s abbreviated and hyphenated ride with Texas has come to an end as he’s signed a deal to pitch in Taiwan. 2017’s feel good story also announced that he and his wife are expecting their first child, so, congratulations to the Bibens-Dirkxes!
Have a nice day!