Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
Arencibia hit .194 with 21 homers, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs in a career-high 138 games this year for Toronto. The Blue Jays didn’t offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline and allowed him to become a free agent.
Rosales is a .219 career hitter in 319 major league games with Cincinnati (2008-09), Oakland (2010-13) and Texas (2013). He has started at all four infield positions, and also played left field.
The Rangers have made a $14.1 million qualifying contract offer for next season to Nelson Cruz, the All-Star slugger who served a 50-game suspension this year.
In part 2 of The Dutch Oven’s visit to the studio, Derek gives his take on the Josh Hamilton hat-tip from last week, as well as Lance Berkman’s unwillingness to participate in walk-off celebrations.
Ben and KT hit the mean streets of the Big D to get a read on the citizens feel for the Rangers, Cowboys, Mavericks, and the government.
Texas won at least 90 games for the fourth year in a row, even with suspended slugger Nelson Cruz missing 50 games and opening-day starter Matt Harrison pitching only twice. But the Rangers are already done.
The Texas Rangers have set a club record with the first four-error inning in the major leagues since 2010.
Ben and Skin have on Rangers outfielder Alex Rios to talk about his cycle on Monday night, and he also gets a listen to the Ben and Skin show song, The Rangers Won’t Die.
The A’s handed the Rangers their fourth straight loss and moved 4½ games ahead of Texas in the opener of the final series of the regular season between the past two AL West champions.
Jarrod Parker got plenty of home-run help and pitched his way into Oakland’s record book, and the surging Athletics pulled into a tie atop the AL West with Texas by overpowering the Rangers 11-4 on Wednesday.
The A’s beat the Rangers 4-2 in the first game of the three game series on Monday afternoon. The difference was a home run by Coco Crisp, that barely touched the left field foul pole.