Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers finished #7 in the voting for the 2016 MVP Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 9:28 am

37-year old righty swinging 3B Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers finished #7 in the voting for the 2016 American League MVP Award.  Beltre played in 153 games for the Rangers last year and he was 175 of 583 (.300 avg, .879 OPS) with 89 runs scored, 32 homers, 104 RBI and 1 stolen base.  He also won his 3rd Gold Glove Award with the Rangers in 2016.  He has also been an All-Star four times for the Rangers and he has also won three Silver Slugger Awards while with them.  Beltre has now played in 885 games in his first six years with the Rangers and he is 1,053 of 3,421 (.308 avg, .873 OPS) with 516 runs scored, 167 homers, 563 RBI and 6 stolen bases.  Beltre is tied for #2 in batting average (.308, with Will Clark) in Rangers’ history!  He is also tied for #13 in OBP (.358), #6 in SLG (.516), #7 in OPS (.873), #17 in games played (885), #11 in runs scored (516), #13 in hits (1,053), #12 in doubles (194), #7 in homers (167), #9 in RBI (563) and he is #29 in walks (257) in Texas Rangers’ history.

Jeff Banister of the Texas Rangers finished #2 in the voting for the A.L. Manager of the Year Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Managers by joelapinski on Friday 18 November 2016 at 2:06 pm

52-year old Jeff Banister of the Texas Rangers finished #2 in the voting for the 2016 American League Manager of the Year Award.  Banister led the Rangers to a 95-67 (.586) record in 2016 during the regular season, as they won the A.L. West for the second year in a row.  Banister is now 183-141 (.565) during the regular season in his first two years as the skipper of the Rangers during the regular season.  He is also 2-6 (25%) in the playoffs in his first two years in charge for the Rangers.  He did win the A.L. Manager of the Year Award in 2015.  Banister is already #7 in wins in Rangers’ history with his 183 wins.

Nomar Mazara of the Texas Rangers ties for #5 in the voting for the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 10:16 pm

21-year old lefty swinging outfielder Nomar Mazara of the Texas Rangers has finished tied for fifth (with Edwin Diaz of the Mariners) in the voting for the 2016 A.L. Rookie of the Year Award.  Mazara played in 145 games for the Rangers last year and he was 137 of 516 (.266 avg. 739 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 20 homers and 64 RBI.  Mazara also whiffed 112 times against only 39 walks last year.  Mazara started out the 2016 season like a ball of fire in April and May, before fading the rest of the way.  He has a nice upside.

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers wins another Gold Glove Award in 2016!

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 4:56 pm

37-year old 3B Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers has won the 9th Gold Glove Award of his career in 2016!  Beltre played in 141 games for the Rangers at 3B in 2016 and he had 10 errors, was a part of 43 double plays and he had a .976 fielding percentage.  Beltre has now played in 2,624 games at 3B in his first 19 years in the show and he has 296 errors, been a part of 496 double plays and he has a .959 fielding percentage.  Beltre just keeps rolling along with the glove and the bat!

Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers wins a Gold Glove Award in 2016!

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 4:52 pm

31-year old lefty swinging 1B Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers won the first Gold Glove Award of his career in 2016!  Moreland had 2 errors in 139 games for the Rangers last year, good for a .998 fielding percentage.  He has now played in 661 games at 1B in his first seven years in the show (all with the Rangers) and he has made 22 errors, good for a .996 fielding percentage.  Moreland is a free agent this winter, so it will be interesting to see if he will return to leave for another team.  Time will tell.

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers finished 5th in the A.L. MVP voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Monday 26 November 2012 at 9:08 pm

31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Josh Hamilton finished in 5th place in the A.L. MVP voting last year. He played in 148 games for the Rangers last year and he was 160 of 562 (.285 avg, .930 OPS) with 103 runs scored, 43 homers, 128 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Hamilton has now played in 647 games in his five years with the Rangers and he is 771 of 2,527 (.305 avg, .912 OPS) with 419 runs scored, 142 homers, 506 RBIs and 40 stolen bases. The Rangers better try to re-sign Hamilton this winter, because he will be virtually impossible to replace.

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers finished 3rd in the A.L. MVP voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Monday 26 November 2012 at 9:03 pm

33-year old righty swinging 3B Adrian Beltre finished in 3rd place in the A.L. MVP voting in 2012. He played in 156 games for the Rangers last year and he was 194 of 604 (.321 avg, .921 OPS) with 95 runs scored, 36 homers, 102 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Beltre has now played in 280 games in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 338 of 1,091 (.310 avg, .908 OPS) with 177 runs scored, 68 homers, 207 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Signing Beltre two years ago is looking like an outstanding move, as he has ripped the ball for the Rangers while playing solid D at 3B.

Matt Harrison of the Texas Rangers finished 8th in the A.L. Cy Young Award vote

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 7:40 pm

27-year old lefty starting pitcher Matt Harrison finished in 8th place in the A.L. Cy Young Award voting in 2012. He pitched in 32 games (all starts) for the Rangers last year and he was 18-11 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He gave up 210 hits and 59 walks while whiffing 133 batters in 213 1/3 innings for the Rangers in 2012. Harrison has now pitched in 126 games (94 starts) in his first five years with the Rangers and he is 48-30 with 2 saves, a 4.08 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Harrison just seems to get better every year and that bodes really well for the Rangers in the future.

Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers tied for 6th in the A.L. Manager of the Year voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 7:38 pm

60-year old manager Ron Washington tied for 6th in the A.L. Manager of the Year voting with Jim Leyland of the Tigers. The Rangers were 93-69 (57.4%) during the regular season but they were 0-1 in the playoffs in 2012. The Rangers are now 520-452 (53.5%) in his first six regular seasons in charge. They are also 18-16 (52.9%) in the playoffs with Washington in charge. Next year is going to be challenging for Washington as the Rangers’ roster is likely to look quite a bit different in 2013.

Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers finished 3rd in the Rookie of the Year voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 21 November 2012 at 8:49 pm

26-year old righty starting pitcher Yu Darvish finished in 3rd place in the A.L. Rookie of the Year vote and he also finished #9 in the Cy Young vote. Darvish also made the All-Star team in 2012. Darvish pitched in 29 games (all starts) for the Rangers last year and he was 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Darvish gave up only 156 hits and he whiffed 221 batters in only 191 1/3 innings last year, but he also walked 89 batters and that is way too many. Darvish can make a serious Cy Young run in the near future if he just starts throwing more strikes.

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