T.R. Sullivan recaps the Texas Rangers’ 10-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners in the first ever game with The Shed’s top popped.
Jeff Wilson has his reactions to the loss which saw the return of Taylor Hearn, the return of the Texas sky, and the return of poor hitting from the Rangers.
Evan Grant writes that meritocracy might be making a comeback in Texas as the incumbent middle infield could be on the way out.
One reason to believe that there could be a shakeup is the signing of Derek Dietrich, for whom Sullivan gives answers to five questions about the veteran infielder.
Sam Blum writes about Hearn’s journey back to the big leagues after his disastrous debut last season in Seattle.
Before the Rangers went back to laying a grody egg last evening, Levi Weaver wrote about how the weekend sweep of Anaheim could have been a turning point.
Grant notes that you can count Angels’ manager Joe Maddon among those willing to point out that the new playing surface at The Shed has been kind of unpredictable. Then again, maybe the Angels just suck.
And, finally, Jim Callis has Jonathan Hernandez listed as one of the ten hottest rookies in the big leagues over the last week of action.