On Opening Night against the Cleveland Indians, it appeared to all be there for the Texas Rangers. But in the end, the home team was overcome by a familiar nemesis: the smell of its own inconsistent pitching.
The TV analysts and self-styled “experts” have downgraded their expectations for the 2017 Texas Rangers. But it’s the same old story as last season, when the team was chided because of its one-run wins and run differential.
The Oakland Raiders are headed for Las Vegas, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly helped to seal the deal. It hasn’t helped his football team, but Jones is making money in Legend-ary fashion.
Fretting over the luxury tax threshold, Texas Rangers ownership faces the prospect of extending the contracts of both Yu Darvish and Jonathan Lucroy. Can they afford to? Or better yet, can they afford not to?
The World Baseball Classic left a crater in the Texas Rangers lineup and disrupted their daily routine. They appear to be talented and experienced enough to overcome it this season, but spring seldom offers clues.
Pitcher Tyson Ross is trying to come back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, and the Texas Rangers are optimistic that he can take the mound by May. If healthy, he could battle for the No. 3 spot in the rotation.