It was a strange, upsetting day yesterday as Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died just hours before the series opener in Arlington and, as Jeff Wilson and Nichole Manna reported for the Star-Telegram, the game was rightfully postponed.
Evan Grant writes that baseball understandably became secondary in the wake of the tragic news.
T.R. Sullivan gathers the reactions from the Rangers about the death of one of their baseball brethren. Skaggs was 27 years old. He was born in 1991. That was the year I became a baseball fan. It’s hard to fathom.
Grant writes that while the Rangers were at the park before last night’s announcement, they were working Willie Calhoun out at second base.
Jared Sandler’s SANDbox recap of the previous week looks at a 2019 AL All-Star team more loaded with Rangers than any in the previous five years.
It’s July 2 which means the J2 signing period has begun which means the Rangers are going to be bringing in some exciting youngsters to dream on. Jesse Sanchez has an International signing period preview.
And, lastly, Ken Rosenthal examines how a few teams might handle the fast approaching trade deadline with his thoughts on the Rangers included.
Hopefully baseball will be healing today. Rest in peace, Tyler.