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  1. Numbers: How Yu Darvish beat the Rays

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Information (thanks Dan Braunstein, Justin Havens, Jason McCallum, Mark Simon, Mike Veneziano, John Zoni and Nate Jones) put together a quick analysis of how Yu Darvish beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Here's a look: * A season-high six of Da...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  2. Numbers: How Matt Harrison beat the Twins

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- ESPN Stats & Information (shout out to: Chris Lees, Jeremy Mills, Ryan Feldman, Jose DeLeon, Michael Veneziano, Dan Braunstein and Brandon Mendoza) put together some analysis on Matt Harrison's superb start against the Twins, in w...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  3. Numbers: How Colby Lewis beat the Astros

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Information's Lee Singer passes along this brief analysis of how right-handed pitcher Colby Lewis beat the Astros on Sunday: * Lewis used his fastball to get ahead. He threw a season-high 72 percent fastballs on the first pitch an...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  4. Highlights of Rangers' 2012 schedule

    Richard Durrett

    Major League Baseball released the entire 2012 schedule this morning, giving us a chance to see who the Rangers face next season. Some highlights and analysis: * The Rangers open the season with the Chicago White Sox at home on April 6. That's the...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  5. Schedule analysis: How AL West shakes out

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Before the Rangers and Angels face each other again in a three-game set to finish the regular season, the clubs have less than a month of baseball left. The Rangers' victory on Sunday gives them a 3-game cushion. So what exactly i...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  6. Rangers lineup vs. San Francisco

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Here's the Rangers lineup for tonight's game in Scottsdale against the Giants and, as an added bonus, Tim Kurkjian's analysis on Michael Young's role with the Rangers (above): 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus LF Josh Hamilton R...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  7. Defensive runs saved and Adrian Beltre

    Richard Durrett

    The folks at ESPN Stats & Analysis took a look at the defensive runs saved and some other numbers in order to illustrate what Adrian Beltre at third base would mean to the overall Rangers defense should Texas sign the free agent third baseman. He...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  8. Vladimir Guerrero loves the low pitches

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Analysis took a look at Vladimir Guerrero and his penchant for hitting pitches low in the zone. Guerrero, of course, seems to get hits off pitches nearly anywhere, but he does particularly like the low ball. Here is the item from Sta...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  9. Surprise positional outlook: Shortstop

    Richard Durrett

    It's time to talk about Elvis, folks, as we keep going in our daily look at each position for the Rangers heading into spring training. Check out our analysis of first base (Chris Davis and Justin Smoak), second base (Ian Kinsler) and third base (Mic...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  10. Texas Rangers position analysis: Coaching staff

    Richard Durrett

    2009 Season: On a day when the Rangers will interview four finalists for the hitting coach position, let's take a look at the coaching staff. We already talked about manager Ron Washington on Friday. Arguably, the biggest offseason acquisition befo...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2009
  11. Texas Rangers position analysis: Manager

    Richard Durrett

    2009 Season: Since we've talked about players, why not discuss the manager? There was pressure on Ron Washington to avoid the bad start that had plagued the Rangers in his first two seasons. In 2007, the Rangers were 19-35 through May. They got a l...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2009
  12. Texas Rangers position analysis: Closer

    Richard Durrett

    2009 Season: Frank Francisco entered the season as the closer after his solid finish to the 2008 season. Francisco started 2009 very well. He was 6-for-6 in save opportunities in 10 2/3 innings in April and didn't give up a run. He remained solid i...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2009
  13. Texas Rangers position analysis: Set-up relievers

    Richard Durrett

    2009 Season: We'll take the back end of the bullpen one by one. And don't underestimate the importance of the seventh inning. The Rangers had a starting staff in 2009 that went deeper into games. Many times, certainly more than Rangers fans had see...

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2009
  14. Texas Rangers position analysis: Middle relief

    Richard Durrett

    2009 Season: What we're talking about are the guys that might pitch the fifth or sixth inning (maybe even the seventh). We discussed long relief Monday, and some of those pitchers could fall into this category as well. Willie Eyre will certainly be...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2009
  15. Texas Rangers position analysis: Long relief

    Richard Durrett

    2009 season: We move from the starting rotation to the bullpen. Let's start with long relief as a group, and we'll get into some more individual players later in the week. There were a gaggle of guys that pitched in long relief roles for the Ranger...

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2009
  16. Texas Rangers position analysis: Other starters

    Richard Durrett

    Before we head off to the bullpen, let's take a look at other pitchers who should compete for a spot in the starting rotation in spring training next year. Some of these guys could end up in the bullpen or even in Triple-A as important depth. As we'v...

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2009