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  1. Texas Rangers to offer bacon waffle on a stick

    Richard Durrett

    After introducing the "Bacon on a Stick" at the start of this season and selling a good number of them, the club's catering service is unveiling the "Bacon Waffle on a Stick" in time for the club's next homestand.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  2. Bench coach more than just 'numbers guy'

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- New Texas Rangers bench coach Tim Bogar scoffs at the notion that he's all about analytics, ready to help navigate manager Ron Washington and his team through a game armed with a thick, three-ring binder and a head full of stats. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  3. Dose of (Yu) Darvish: Close game numbers

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- As we dissect Yu Darvish's season, a few common themes come up. The first is his high pitch count per inning and start, which we have discussed this offseason. Darvish averaged 107.8 pitches per start, which was the fourth-most in ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  4. Wash has reasons to hit Beltre behind Fielder

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- So much of Ron Washington's managerial style is built on feel. That's not to say he doesn't look at the numbers -- he does that more than many folks think. But Washington also goes with his gut and what he sees, more than many skip...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  5. Young retires as an all-time Rangers great

    Richard Durrett

    Michael Young might not make the Baseball Hall of Fame, although he has some impressive numbers. But his face would certainly have to be chiseled on any Texas Rangers Mount Rushmore. Young, who retired Thursday at 37 years old, was the face of the...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  6. Nelson Cruz era in Texas appears over

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Shin-Soo Choo got up and put on a jersey with the number 17 on Friday during his introductory news conference, it was a pretty clear sign that Nelson Cruz isn't likely returning to Texas. Cruz, who has worn 17 since blosso...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  7. Can ballpark help Arencibia's numbers?

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- J.P. Arencibia knows that his power is well ahead of his average. He's hit 62 homers in his three full seasons in the big leagues, yet has a .214 average and a .260 on-base percentage in that span. The Rangers want to see...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. Yu Darvish museum opened today in Japan

    Richard Durrett

    Perhaps it was fitting that the Space 11 Darvish Museum opened to the public at 11:11 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 11) in Kobe, Japan, where the Rangers' ace spent his childhood. Yu Darvish's uniform number, after all, is 11. The museum houses about 100 i...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  9. Adrian Beltre's Gold Glove streak ends

    Richard Durrett

    Adrian Beltre's bid for a third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award fell short on Tuesday. Manny Machado's memorable season for the Orioles was enough to beat Beltre out. The numbers, including some key defensive metrics, show why Machado earned th...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  10. Numbers: Wasted chances for Rangers

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers lost 1-0 on Saturday, but it wasn't because they didn't have some chances offensively. They just could not get the big hit, something that has plagued this team during its September swoon. A look at the chances on Saturday (thanks to ESPN...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  11. Rangers turn pressure up on the bases

    Richard Durrett

    Even before Nelson Cruz accepted his 50-game suspension from MLB, the Rangers had preached doing more of the little things to get on base and create runs. But once the slugger exited, manufacturing runs had to become more of a priority. Cruz was t...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  12. Some ugly numbers, if you dare to look

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Information (thanks, Daniel Braunstein) crunched some numbers on the Texas Rangers offense. OK, the lack of an offense right now for the Rangers. We don't want to bury you in numbers, so here are just a few of the key categories. It was ...

    Blog | June 16, 2013
  13. Numbers: Rangers sure miss Ian Kinsler

    Richard Durrett

    It was May 16, a game that was more about Yu Darvish throwing 130 pitches in a 10-4 win than it was anything else, that Ian Kinsler made his last start for the Rangers. He had an awkward slide in that game, but Kinsler ended up with an intercostal mu...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  14. Rangers send Justin Verlander to worst start

    Richard Durrett

    It was not the spectacular matchup of aces that everyone had hoped for Thursday night in Arlington. In fact, for Justin Verlander, it was his worst career start ever, thanks to a horrible third inning. ESPN Stats & Information provides some of the ev...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  15. Numbers: Some other near perfect games

    Richard Durrett

    Mark Simon, a stats guru at ESPN Stats & Information, passes along this list of those in the past 25 seasons that have had perfect games broken up with two outs in the ninth inning. Yu Darvish was the fifth. Here are the other four: Armando...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  16. Joe Torre 'always admired' Greg Maddux

    Richard Durrett

    PHOENIX -- When Joe Torre called Greg Maddux to ask him to be the pitching coach for Team USA, Greg was convinced that Torre had the wrong number. "He thought I called the wrong Maddux," Torre said. Greg Maddux's brother, Mike, is the pitching coa...

    Blog | February 18, 2013