Good morning. The Rangers won their baseball game yesterday. I don’t see any reason why they can’t go 162-0.
Back when Lone Star Ball was brand new, we were all pinning our hopes on a trio of pitchers in the minors nicknamed DVD after John Danks, Edinson Volquez and Thomas Diamond. Now that Volquez is back with Texas, T.R. Sullivan remembers that time where an obsolete from of technology became the calling card of another installment of the pitcher development woes that have lingered for the entirety of this franchise’s existence.
It becomes clear today that someone made Mac Engel go to Surprise and act like a legit sports reporter which meant JD had to talk to him like Engel doesn’t do hit pieces on him as his usual day job. JD got the last laugh, though, because Engel couldn’t really do much editorializing on this one.
Sullivan notes that all of the TJ-recovering starters the Rangers have collected will be making their spring debuts this week. Keep those fingers crossed.
Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal wrote about how perhaps the worst hitter of this era became a hot commodity behind the plate.
Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis, and Mike Rosenbaum tag team on an article for MLB Pipeline about a prospect from each team that we’ll all be buzzing about in 2021 and named Cole Winn for the Rangers.
The Athletic placed this article from their most famous writers about The Best Game I Ever Covered all haphazardly in my Rangers feed and it turns out this is because it’s basically a tome to the worst sports moments of my entire life. Thanks a lot, venture capitalists.
Evan Grant notes that new Rangers manager Chris Woodward’s daughter is going to be on national TV on something called World of Dance.
And, lastly, Stefan Stevenson writes about the promotions you can enjoy in Frisco with the Roughriders this season including a King of the Hill night and whatever “Tribute to the Threaded Rod Night” is.
Have a nice day!