Stocks: Josh Hamilton up, starters down
It's Friday and that means a look at the weekly Texas Rangers stock report. Who's up and who's down in the last week? Let's find out.
Ian Kinsler: He's the spark that gets the offensive fire going for the Rangers and he's helped ignite a much bigger flame of late. In his last seven games, Kinsler is batting .400 with two homers, six RBIs, four walks, 10 runs scored and a stolen base. He's been all over the basepaths and when he is, good things usually happen.
Yu Darvish: He's not the only starter struggling, but his struggles seem more magnified because of walk issues. In his last two starts, Darvish has a 10.03 ERA and has given up 10 free passes to go with 16 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .306 against him. Manager Ron Washington had a recent talk with Darvish and we'll see if he's able to simplify things and get back in a groove.
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Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss a hypothetical Jurickson Profar for Cliff Lee trade, how he would handle Profar's playing time with the Rangers and more.
Play Podcast Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus joins Galloway & Company to discuss having Scott Boras as his agent, his new contract and having Jurickson Profar in the lineup.
Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss Yu Darvish's pitch count and how he spends time in the clubhouse during weather delays.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company for his weekly visit to discuss the latest Rangers news.
Play Podcast Reid Ryan joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss his new position with the Houston Astros and whether he could see his dad, Nolan, joining him there in the future.
Play Podcast ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss if the Rangers are the best team in baseball, what makes them so good and if he thinks the team will trade Jurickson Profar.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Ron Washington's decision to send Yu Darvish to the mound for the eighth inning Thursday night and how he would handle a situation like that if he were still a GM.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley and Glenn "Stretch" Smith discuss the latest Rangers news, including the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander matchup.
- There are no games scheduled for today.