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Have the Rangers Assembled Their Best Rotation Ever? Let’s Deep Dive

Texas, of all teams, now has more quality starters than it can use. But quantity is only one part of what this group has going for it.
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Sports

The Best of StrongSide, 2022

A sampling of our best work in our first full year of existence.
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Baseball

Will the Rangers’ Aggressive Offseason Continue on the Trade Market?

The free agent pool is drying up, and the trade market is gridlocked. That might represent an opportunity for Texas.
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Baseball

If They Don’t Win, There’s No Shame: The Rise of Sandlot Baseball in Dallas

Pregaming is as important as the action. No one knows the standings. Expect a DJ in the stands. If that sounds like the kind of baseball for you, that's because Sandlot is for everyone.
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Baseball

Jacob deGrom Is the Rangers’ Biggest Swing Yet

We don't know how this will turn out. We do know that the commitment to spending hasn't slowed down.

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Baseball

Will the Rangers’ Rule of Twos Continue to Pay Dividends?

Bruce Bochy and Will Venable are Texas' latest in a long series of tandem moves. Could a pair of aces be next?
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Baseball

Yes, the Rangers Really Should Spend a Bunch of Money on Starting Pitching

It doesn't matter that the crop of arms on the farm is deeper than ever. A team with ambitions like this buys now and worries about the rest later.
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Baseball

Bruce Bochy Brings Pedigree–and Expectations–to Arlington

A master renovator signs on for one last turnaround.
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Hockey

What I’m Watching: the Stars Versus the Superstar

Plus: Bruce Bochy's first words as Rangers manager and another NFC North test for Dak Prescott.
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Baseball

Bruce Bochy Was the Only Hire the Rangers Could Make

Bringing in a three-time World Series winner guarantees nothing. But for a team with a mandate to win now, he's the very best Texas could have gotten.