Rangers pitchers had 1.98 strikeouts per walk this season, the second-lowest in the American League. Their staff had 1,107 strikeouts, the fewest in the league, and 559 walks, the third most.
Texas had its moments in 2017, and there is still a core group of talent to build around. But the season showed there is also work ahead to get back to a level it expects.
There isn’t going to be any massive rebuilding or youth movement in Arlington this offseason. The Rangers aren’t about to tear this apart and start over after just one losing season.
The Rangers will begin the off-season with meetings with the eight members of their coaching staff. The Rangers have given no indication what changes — if any — will be made to the staff.
Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn’t work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.
Athletics outfielder Khris Davis had one more blast for the Rangers before the season was over.
Daniel Mengden will try and continue to state his case for being in the Athletics rotation next season when he pitches against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
Andrew Cashner earned his career-high 11th victory in helping pitch the Rangers to an 8-4 victory over the Athletics on Saturday night at Globe Life Park.
Joey Gallo hit a 2-run homer off of A’s starter Daniel Gossett in the second inning on Saturday for his 40th of the year to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead.
Shin-Soo Choo had a two-run homer and Nomar Mazara knocked in two runs, giving him 99 RBIs on the season, as the Rangers edged the A’s. Jed Lowrie got his 48th double, the most for a player in Oakland A’s history, and Renato Nunez connected for a three-run homer, the first of his career.
Willie Calhoun, the prized prospect the Rangers received from the Dodgers in the Yu Darvish deal, is starting to find his footing after a slow start. He had three hits in a win over the A’s on Friday.
Rangers reliever Jason Grilli has a picture of himself in his locker from last season in Toronto. Grilli had a 3.64 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP for the Blue Jays when they went to postseason. “That guy is coming back next year,” said Grilli, who is determined to pitch next season, even though he’ll turn […]