The Texas Rangers DFA Sam Freeman

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 29 March 2016 at 8:13 pm

The Texas Rangers have designated 28-year old lefty reliever Sam Freeman for assignment to make room on the roster for Bryan Holaday.  Freeman pitched in 54 games (0 starts) for the Rangers last year and he was 0-0 with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Freeman has now pitched in 135 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  Freeman might not clear waivers, so the Rangers should try to deal him.

UPDATE:  (4/6/2016) – The Rangers have dealt Sam Freeman to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations.

The Texas Rangers acquire Bryan Holaday from the Tigers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 29 March 2016 at 8:10 pm

The Texas Rangers have acquired 28-year old righty swinging catcher Bryan Holaday from the Detroit Tigers for 24-year old righty starting pitcher Myles Jaye and 32-year old righty swinging catcher Bobby Wilson.  Holaday played in 24 games for the Tigers last year and he was 18 of 64 (.281 avg, .745 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 homers and 13 RBIs.  He has now played in 108 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 65 of 259 (.251 avg, .622 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 3 homers, 30 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Holaday will back up Robinson Chirinos behind the plate in 2016.  Jaye pitched in 26 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the White Sox last year and he was 12-9 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Wilson played in 56 games for the Rays and Rangers last year and he was 25 of 132 (.189 avg, .505 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 14 RBIs.  The Rangers didn’t give up much in this deal, so I really like it from their side.

The Texas Rangers acquire Travis Blackley from the Astros

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 14 August 2013 at 5:47 pm

The Rangers have acquired 30-year old lefty reliever Travis Blackley from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later and cash.  Blackley pitched in 42 games (0 starts) for the Astros this year and he was 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 78 games (23 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 8-8 with a 5.28 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.  Blackley will start his time with the Rangers in AAA-ball, but he could get a chance with them later this year.  I never have a problem with a team making a deal for a lefty pitcher like Blackley.

The Texas Rangers acquire Alex Rios from the White Sox

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 9 August 2013 at 1:14 pm

The Texas Rangers have acquired 32-year old righty swinging outfielder Alex Rios and cash from the White Sox for 22-year old switch-hitting 2B/SS Leury Garcia.  Rios played in 109 games for the White Sox this year and he was 119 of 430 (.277 avg, .749 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 12 homers, 55 RBIs and 26 stolen bases.  Rios has now played in 1,408 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 1,490 of 5,356 (.278 avg, .767 OPS) with 765 runs scored, 155 homers, 682 RBIs and 211 stolen bases.  Rios will replace Nelson Cruz (suspended for 50 games for PEDs) as the Rangers’ new starting RF.  Garcia came into this season as the Rangers’ #20 prospect according to Baseball America.  Garcia played in 25 games for the Rangers this year, in his first taste of the majors, and he was 10 for 52 (.192 avg, .467 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.  This was a great move for the Rangers as Rios is a good hitter with speed and a good glove.

The Texas Rangers have acquired Matt Garza from the Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 22 July 2013 at 4:56 pm

The Texas Rangers have acquired 29-year old righty starting pitcher Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for 24-year old righty swinging 3B/1B Mike Olt, 21-year old righty starting pitcher C.J. Edwards, 24-year old righty starting pitcher Justin Grimm and a player to be named later.  Garza pitched in 11 games (all starts) for the Cubs this year and he was 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  Garza has given up 61 hits and 20 walks while whiffing 62 batters in his first 71 innings this year, which is impressive.  Garza has now pitched in 181 games (178 starts) in his first eight years in the majors and he is 63-62 with a 3.80 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.

Olt came into this season as the Rangers’ #2 prospect according to Baseball America.  Olt played in 68 games in AA+AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 53 of 242 (.219 avg, .756 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 12 homers and 34 RBIs.  Olt played in 16 games for the Rangers last year and he was 5 for 33 (.152 avg, .432 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers, 5 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Edwards came into this season as the Rangers’ #14 prospect according to Baseball America.  Edwards pitched in 18 games (all starts) in A-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 8-2 with a 1.83 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.  Edwards gave up 62 hits and 34 walks while whiffing 122 batters in his first 93 1/3 innings this year, which was very, very impressive.  Grimm came into this season as the Rangers’ #5 prospect according to Baseball America.  Grimm pitched in 17 games (all starts) for the Rangers this year and he was 7-7 with a 6.37 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  Grimm pitched in 22 games (19 starts) in his two years with the Rangers and he was 8-8 with a 6.73 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.

The Rangers gave up a lot to get Garza, but he’s likely going to be worth it….as he will slot #3 in the rotation behind Yu Darvish and Derek Holland.

UPDATE:  (8/23/2013) – The Rangers have also sent 24-year old righty starting pitcher Neil Ramirez to the Cubs to complete this deal.  Ramirez came into this season as the Rangers’ #23 prospect according to Baseball America.  Ramirez pitched in 21 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 9-3 with a 3.84 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  He pitched in 133 games (126 starts) in his six years in the minors with the Rangers and he was 36-35 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.

The Texas Rangers deal Yoshinori Tateyama to the Yankees

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 21 June 2013 at 2:06 pm

The Rangers have dealt 37-year old righty reliever Yoshinori Tateyama to the Yankees for future cash considerations.  He pitched in 23 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 0-1 with 1 save, a 4.24 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  Tateyama pitched in 53 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Rangers and he was 3-0 with 1 save, a 5.75 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  The Rangers won’t miss Tateyama too much moving forward as he wasn’t getting anywhere close to being called up by them.

The Texas Rangers deal Juan Apodaca to the Rays

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 3:19 pm

The Rangers have dealt 26-year old righty swinging catcher Juan Apodaca to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.  Apodaca played in 83 games in AA+AAA-ball for the Cubs last year and he was 62 of 213 (.291 avg, .806 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 2 homers, 29 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He has now played in 505 games in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 410 of 1,634 (.251 avg, .705 OPS) with 189 runs scored, 39 homers, 204 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  This won’t hurt the Rangers too much moving forward as they have a lot of quality depth in the organization at catcher for 2013.

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Rays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 8 April 2013 at 1:43 pm

The Rangers have acquired 28-year old righty swinging catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later.  Chirinos missed the entire 2012 season due to a nasty concussion.  He got his first (and only) taste of the majors for the Rays in 2011.  He played in 20 games for the Rays in 2011 and he was 12 for 55 (.218 avg, .592 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 7 RBIs.  Chirinos has played in 951 games in his first 11 years in the minors and he is 830 of 3,191 (.260 avg, .768 OPS) with 476 runs scored, 85 homers, 420 RBIs and 65 stolen bases.  He will start his career with the Rangers in AAA-ball.

UPDATE:  (4/23/2013) – The Rangers have sent cash to the Rays to complete this deal.

The Texas Rangers deal Desmond Henry to the Royals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 28 March 2013 at 5:51 am

The Rangers have dealt 19-year old switch-hitting outfielder Desmond Henry to the Royals to complete the deal for Tommy Hottovy.  Henry only played in 2 games in Rookie-ball for the Rangers last year and he was 0 for 4 (.000 avg, .333 OPS) with 1 run scored.  Henry played in 25 games in his two years in the minors for the Rangers and he was 8 for 61 (.131 avg, .405 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers, 3 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Rangers, but Henry is still really young….so he could develop down the road for the Royals.

The Texas Rangers have acquired Cory Burns from the Padres

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by chinmusic on Wednesday 28 November 2012 at 7:59 pm

The Rangers have acquired 25-year old righty reliever Cory Burns from the Padres for either a player to be named later or cash considerations. Burns pitched in 17 games (0 starts) for the Padres in his first taste of the majors last year and he was 0-1 with a 5.50 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP. He also pitched in 52 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball last year for the Padres and he was 1-2 with 3 saves, a 3.14 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Burns will get a shot to make the Rangers’ bullpen next spring.

UPDATE: (12/6/2012) – The Rangers have sent 23-year old righty reliever Wilfredo Boscan to the Padres as they player to be named later in this deal. Boscan pitched in 34 games (9 starts) in AA-ball last year and he was 7-5 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.

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