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2014 Team Previews: Texas Rangers

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After a busy offseason, the Rangers look poised to have a strong 2014 season.

Here are five of the greatest pitchers in the history of a franchise without a lot of great...

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Here are five of the greatest pitchers in the history of a franchise without a lot of great pitchers. They are compared using FanGraphs' method for converting FIP to WAR. The picture is regretably small, so I'll link to bigger version here and career path here. The first thing that stands out to me: Nolan Ryan was a ****ing robot. His first year in Texas was an 8.3 WAR. That may have been his best season, and I'll bet it was the best season ever from a Rangers pitcher by a wide margin. And he was 42. Ryan seems to have the peak value, but I lean towards Hough as the best Rangers pitcher ever.

Early odds for the Rangers using the WAR spreadsheet and CHONE.

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Early odds for the Rangers using the WAR spreadsheet and CHONE.

Eric Hurley's Injury Anatomy Analysis

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Texas Leaguer explains the factors of Rangers SP Eric Hurley's injury, including explanations of his shoulder problems and some hamstring issues.

Rangers Lose Hurley

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The news on Wednesday included Eric Hurley being done for the year.  Hurley made his debut in 2008, a season that was cut short due to injuries.  Now he's had a torn rotator cuff repaired and won't...

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