Re-Beltre, as it were, seven years after Beltre left Boston and through a good portion of his 30’s did this for the Texas Rangers: .307 batting average, .874 OPS, 175 home runs, three Gold Gloves, four MVP top tens and seven World Series games. The Red Sox need a third baseman, and may until Rafael Devers is ripe. The Rangers need to think about who they are today, next season and the season after, along with what the Houston Astros are going to be during that time, which is why Yu Darvish probably can be had.
The Orioles entered Friday night’s game against the Astros riding high following one impressive four-game sweep against the Texas Rangers. However as soon as this game began, it became clear that the Astros are most definitely not the Rangers. The best team in the American League entered the night with a 63-32 record for good reason, and they showcased why they’re World Series favorites on this night. Below, the details of an eight-inning one-sided affair and one wild ninth inning that saw the Birds almost eek out a Friday night win. The recap The Astros made a statement on offense early courtesy of some command troubles from Ubaldo Jimenez, the night's starter. A Carlos Beltran RBI single scored
The New York Yankees’ biggest weakness is their rotation, and they might be in the market for one of the best pitchers on the trading block. The Texas Rangers reportedly are listening to offers for starter Yu Darvish, and so far, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers have been named as potential suitors. But Yankees scout Brian Duckworth was at Tropicana Field on Friday night for Darvish’s start against the Tampa Bay Rays, per the New York Post, which has made some speculate whether New York is looking to make another deal before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. Darvish is a free agent after this season, and the Rangers reportedly are unsure if they’ll be able to re-sign the 30-year-old,