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  1. Minus Perez and Harrison, Rangers doomed

    David Schoenfield

    This isn't where the Texas Rangers were supposed to be in 2014, a team on the precipice. They were supposed to be in the middle stages of a dynasty, maybe an epic dynasty, an organization built with sabermetric principles and great scouting and finan...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. Back in spring training, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish admitted he was working on a few minor tweaks on his mechanics in an attempt to avoid a recurrence of the nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area that arose last September. Whether th...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  3. New blogs: Giants, Rangers, Rockies

    David Schoenfield

    I'd like to officially welcome aboard three new members of the SweetSpot network: West Coast Bias, One Strike Away and Rockies Zingers. Some introductions ... West Coast Bias (San Francisco Giants) West Coast Bias is run by Connor Grossman (...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  4. Ranking the teams: 12 through 7

    David Schoenfield

    It's Day 4 of our big team rankings package, where you get upset because I ranked your team too low. We're now in the territory of teams I'm projecting to make the playoffs (well, when you get to No. 10). • Team rankings: Nos. 18-13 » ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  5. Ranking the top 10 starting rotations

    David Schoenfield

    What, you didn't think the New York Yankees would rebuild after missing the playoffs last season, did you? Masahiro Tanaka -- signed to a seven-year, $155 million deal, with a player opt-out clause after four years -- joins what could be a formidable...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Rangers' roster turnover a good thing

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a terrific four-year run for the Texas Rangers: 90 wins and a trip to the World Series in 2010, 96 wins and one strike away from a World Series title in 2011, 93 wins and a wild-card spot in 2012 and 91 wins in 2013. The Rangers and Rays ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  7. Best deadline deal ever: Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade-deadline deal ever made by each team. We've covered the AL East, NL East, AL Central and NL Central so far, and are now on the AL West. THE TEAM: Texas Rangers THE YEAR: 2007 ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  8. A's, Rangers in bind if suspensions occur

    David Schoenfield

    News items: 1. Sources say Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Biogenesis PED scandal up to 100 games. 2. The Oakland A's lost a tough one, 4-3 in 10 innings to the Brewers after blowing a 3-0 le...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  9. Last time each AL team drafted an All-Star

    David Schoenfield

    The 2013 MLB draft is coming up, with the first round set for June 6, and when each team makes its first-round selection, each will be drafting an amateur player it believes will turn into an All-Star. In reality, front offices know the odds of d...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  10. We're off! Astros stick it to division rival

    David Schoenfield

    The best thing about Sunday night's game between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros? Our long national nightmare known as spring training is finally over. We have real games that count in real standings, no more reports on offseason weight gains an...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  11. Should the Rangers sign Kyle Lohse?

    David Schoenfield

    The Texas Rangers failed in their attempt to bring back Josh Hamilton or to sign Zack Greinke. OK, maybe failed is the wrong word. Maybe the Rangers just drew a line on what they were willing to pay and wouldn't cross it. But Kyle Lohse is still o...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  12. Schoenfield's power rankings: Texas at No. 9

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's David Schoenfield, in his Sweet Spot blog, goes through his power rankings (as they stand now) for each MLB team. He puts the Texas Rangers at No. 9. Here's what he says about Texas: I think the rotation is playoff-caliber with Yu D...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  13. Rangers No. 8 in early power rankings

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's David Schoenfield, writing on the SweetSpot blog, came up with his early top-10 power rankings and places the Rangers at No. 8. Here's what he wrote about Texas: 8. Texas Rangers Yes, you don't easily replace 43 home runs in the...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  14. Power rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2

    David Schoenfield

    There are some big free agents out there -- Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Kyle Lohse, Edwin Jackson, Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano being the biggest -- and some trades that may yet to be completed, such as R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, but let's tak...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  15. Five blockbuster trade suggestions

    David Schoenfield

    The blockbuster salary-dump trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays was officially approved Monday and now we're back to the same old boring rumors about free agents, Justin Upton and Japanese infielders who won't hit in America. You...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  16. Roster analysis: Orioles-Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Here's my breakdown of the rosters for the Cardinals-Braves game. Let's move over to the American League. Baltimore Orioles RHP -- Luis Ayala, Jim Johnson, Tommy Hunter, Pedro Strop, Darren O'Day, Steve Johnson, Jake Arrieta LHP -- Joe Saunders ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012