For Delino Deshields, Nomar Mazara, and Joey Gallo, Spring Training 2020 is the party from Can’t Hardly Wait. Don’t know which of them is Jennifer Love Hewitt and which of them is Seth Green, but I’m sticking with the analogy.
Despite not having a top 10 farm system by MLB Pipeline’s rankings, the Rangers have the sixth highest average prospect ranking for their top 30 prospects.
The new ballpark’s inaugural season will feature some new concession items (including snake, grits, and eggrolls) that they will be offering to an empty stadium as tumbleweeds blow through vacant concourses. I mean, probably.
Jeff Mathis now joins Jose Trevino in the “Ranger catchers who likely won’t be ready on Opening Day” club and Kolby Allard has been optioned to AAA Nashville.
Jon Daniels answered with a shrug when asked what is going to happen if the Rangers can’t open the season in Seattle.
Nick Ciuffo was thinking of retirement and coaching college baseball after being released by Tampa Bay last year, but is now getting unprompted compliments from Chris Woodward.
As it stands now, the Rangers will not be playing in Seattle March 26, but where and if they will be playing is an open question.
All other things being equal, I’d rather be sent to minor league camp than be suspended for seeing an unapproved doctor.
Willie Calhoun has been released from the hospital and is in good spirits.
Corey Kluber has taken to his new team like a duck to water.
Dallas based aviation company Paradigm, who operated charter flights for the Texas Rangers (among other sports teams), is in hot water for operating outside of its license and using unqualified pilots.