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Rangers Rundown

Welcome to Rangers Rundown, a program made by and for Texas Rangers fans. Listen to the guys hash out analysis and theories on the current state of the team, while also covering the other 29 major league teams and their minor league affilates.

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Episode 96: Back To Earth?

The 2010 Texas Rangers seem to be falling back to earth after a 1-6 stretch that saw ineffective pitchers keep course and others trip up. How will this team figure out how to win without the home run? Stolen bases are one way, but is the team running into too many outs? Has converted reliever CJ Wilson been figured out, or is he fatigued as he blows past his innings record? Could Chris Davis have a future as a catcher? And it looks like Tom Hicks will be able to sell the team soon. Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.comiTunes: https://t.co/9IRwlNBCNoStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rangers-rundown?refid=stprStreaming: https://cast.rocks/hosting/11678/feeds/

30mins

1 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 90: Two-Game Winning Streak

Okay so the east coast is finally in the rearview mirror, and we’re clawing back to .500 after discovering new ways to lose six in a row. Nelson Cruz is eying a plot of land west of The Ballpark to break ground as the founder of the 50-50 club, and Rich Harden might actually be the worst. Oh, and hello Justin Smoak?! Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.comiTunes: https://t.co/9IRwlNBCNoStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rangers-rundown?refid=stprStreaming: https://cast.rocks/hosting/11678/feeds/

27mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 62: This Season is Actually Fun

The Rangers currently sit at 24-23 as we near the end of May, and that’s despite having one of the toughest schedules in all of baseball. In the coming 35 games, they face some light competition, so we could be looking at a team at the end of June that is 10+ games over .500. Maybe we’ll be buyers at the deadline, since we don’t need an ace or backend of the bullpen guys to shore up the roster?They have gotten to this point by employing the best hitter AND pitcher in the American League, which is a nice surprise. Joey Gallo has a chance to do what only MVPs have done, and also something else that’s never been done by a hitter, ever: .300//500/.700. Hayden goes on a Shelby Miller monologue for some reason, and then we talk about how Ariel Jurado has been the unsung savior of the pitching staff. Finally, we do something we haven’t done much this year: talk about non-Rangers, specifically the Minnesota Twins.Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.comiTunes: https://t.co/9IRwlNBCNoStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rangers-rundown?refid=stprStreaming: https://cast.rocks/hosting/11678/feeds/

57mins

24 May 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 64:We Are...Actually Good?

The Rangers have been rolling through the competition lately, and find themselves in playoff position (4 months before the playoffs start). It’s been fun! Let’s appreciate Mike Minor, who leads the entire league in bWAR by over a full win. Will we be buyers at the deadline?? JD probably says no, but Mike has another idea (it’s not our money!). Hunter Freakin Pence is 36 and super good, and that’s wild. Ariel Jurado and Adrian Sampson being good changes everything, so kudos to the coaching staff and front office. Long live JD!Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

41mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 60: Freed Willie

Willie has been freed; Joey still rules; let's not talk about Elvis; 2B questions loom; pitching prospects? What's pitching prospects, precious?; Cole Winn debuted and didn't explode; openers are good and Jose LeClerc is better; game of thrones talk now that Hayden is awayFollow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

55mins

17 May 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 61: Logan Forsythe Has Been Best Non-Astros Hitter in the AL For The Past Month

Max and Hayden recorded at the start of extra-innings during Sunday’s game vs the Cardinals. Spoiler: we win! We’ve got your Logan Forsythe is accidently really fun and vital talk, we’ve got your Gallo is our favorite talk, your Slim Willie with the big Pinch Hit talk, and the “maybe I guess if we’re 3 games out in July, the shot in the arm will come FROM WITHIN” talk. Go Rangers! Baseball is good!Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

43mins

19 May 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 63: The Return of Kevin Carter!

Kevin Carter of Baseball Prospectus (and Lone Star Ball) is our guest on this episode of Rangers Rundown! In this special edition, Kevin allows us to see the game through his eyes, and gives unique and valuable perspective on MLB and MiLB players. Listen to this whole episode!! We’ve got talk about Willie Calhoun’s adjustments, Joey Gallo being the best, Choo being valuable, MiLB hitters hitting off of machines during batting practice, Joe Palumbo, Jonathan Hernandez, Peter Fairbanks, Sam Huff, Isaiah Kiner-Falefa, MLB draft preview, Hans Crouse, and much more. KeFollow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

1hr 36mins

28 May 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 57- Really We're Just Talkin' Bout Elvis Now

Max and Mike sit down for an intimate one-on-one sesh exploring their deepest Elvis Andrus 2021 projection dreams. Do we talk about Dirk? Beltre? Russell Wilson in bed, for some reason? Oh yeah we do. Also Joey Gallo fun facts, Delino DeShields unfun facts, a bunch of Mike Minor Appreciation, a studious avoidance of Jose LeClerc, lol angles, bring on the Astros, and at one point it rains really hard. Bonus puppy snores if you listen close! Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

50mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 69- So Nice, We Guested Twice

Mike and Hayden are away this weekend, so Max dusted off ye olde rolodex and called upon two local experts- Kevin Carter and Samuel Hale, both of Baseball Prospectus! The troika sat down and discussed the recent Rangers slump, whether Mike Minor or Lance Lynn is the better trade chip, the Dodgers catching depth (just roll with it), and a pile of fun Rangers prospects. Stay tuned! The big league team may be crashing now, but this farm has a lot of depth and the chance to add some fun impact talent up top. Find Kevin here: https://twitter.com/KevinWC7Find Samuel here: https://twitter.com/thesamuelhaleand also here: https://twitter.com/CDWrestlePodFind us here: iTunes: https://t.co/9IRwlNBCNoStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rangers-rundown?refid=stprStreaming: https://cast.rocks/hosting/11678/feeds/

1hr 24mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 72: Max is Back

Regular intro-man Max is finally back with Hayden and Mike. We get to talk about the newest Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kolby Allard, and our best one: Mike Minor. Short(ish) and sweet! Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

40mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 95: Guillermo Moscoso

What is the best medicine for losing? The Baltimore Orioles! The lineup is too stacked. Modern Day Legends walk among us: Ricky Romero, Cla Meredith, and Guillermo Moscoso.Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

25mins

22 May 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 77: Must We Have a 3B?

The episode begins with us checking in on the Astros and yup they’re completely stacked. Sure miss Robinson Chirinos, too. We have a big ol’ funbers dump from around baseball, Nick Showlak is SO for real and he might be a fit at third base but he definitely needs to play every day in 2020. The Rangers are doing a really cool Futures Camp where we fans can watch the names we’ve (mostly) only read about in person! Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

44mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 59: Gallo; Final Form

Joey Gallo is the best hitter in the American League and the best Rangers prospect in 20 years. Hunter Pence is basically bizzaro Vlad Guerrero. Maybe we'll sign Dallas Keuchel. You never know what you're going to get out of MiLB. Martin Perez is good now and that makes us sad. Leclerc might be bad now and that makes us even more sad. We recorded this while Josh Reddick ruined everything while a wife beater got a save and ended the episode in a sour mood. Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

54mins

10 May 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 65: Hunter Pence, All-Star Starter

Mike and Max sit down to discuss Additional Max (Scherzer) Power, AL bWAR leader Mike (Minor), the return of Gallo, the unexpectedly elite Rangers bench, and how close the 2019 Rangers are to being a complete roster. The future is now for Texas, and the team and this pod find themselves at a crossroads- who will prevail, TeamTry or TeamTank?Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

48mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 76: It’s September 5th

Hiya! The trio is here to talk about Rangers baseball as they (pretty much) play out the string of an interesting season. AAA Nashville and AA Frisco are cleaning house, Kolby (the K stands for “strikeout”) and Brock wonder what the big deal is about pitching in the bigs. There’s a handful of things we need to be primed for this offseason, including 40-man roster crunch and if we decide to tender Nomar Mazara a contract...Finally, RIP to the Ballpark.Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

38mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 75: Players Weekend

Hey, Hayden’s back! The trio talk about Players Weekend, which somehow leads to talk about vandalism! We’re stoked about Kolby Allard and Brock Burke, and it’s even sweeter when we consider who we gave up for them. We reminisce on August trades that are now illegal, and talk about how much we love Minor League Baseball. Go Rangers! Go young guys!Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.comi

50mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 66: Stop and Snell the Roses

Episode 66: Stop and Snell the RosesMax and Mike sit down to discuss Texas' three All Stars and a home run derby snub, and then get into an old fashioned stats read. Did you know that having good pitchers is cool? And that Texas has good pitchers? Weird! Weirder still is that the 2019 Rangers are scoreboard scouting in July! Highlights- Joey has a better OBP than Jeff Mathis' OPSMike still wants Scherzer Max wants you to watch the USWNT the return of Matt Bush Apologies for the technical quality tonight; Hayden couldn't make it and he took the keys to the internet castle with him, so the old guys had to scrape together a recording using an old boot and a wire coat hanger.Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

42mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 68- No Rules, Just Rage

Max and Mike sit down for some pre-trade deadline Angrydome discussion, opening with Mike's scorching hot "Mike Minor is good and Texas sucks at having good pitchers" and closing with Max's ever-increasing sense of existential dread. Join us in discussing Willie Calhoun's partially mystifying demotion, the Accountant trade, and a breakthrough new shipping strategy coming to a Chris Martin near you!

48mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 78: Final Week

Here we are, the final week of the 2019 Texas Rangers season, and the final homestand at The Ballpark in Arlington. It’s time to get a little retrospective on what happened this season and why, despite having two Cy Young-caliber starting pitchers, the Rangers will end up no better than a .500 club. The new stadium looms, and we talk about it for a little while without Hayden getting uncomfortably angry. With the new stadium will be a new team, one that will hopefully return us to the playoffs. How exactly will that happen? Perhaps Anthony Rendon or Garrit Cole will be under the Christmas tree this year? Finally, there are 29 other teams who played this year, so we talk about them and their funbers. Go Rangers!Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

45mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 71: Pencils Down

Well, after all that, we traded Chris Martin and got some international slot money. What does it mean that JD didn’t pull the trigger on a Mike Minor deal? IKF is back in the infield, so does that mean the Front Office didn’t see something that the rest of us did? Josh Jung is our #1 prospect according to MLB.com, and Sherten Apostle (lol Pirates) is #9 so we’ve got a fun set of players to keep track of at the hot corner. Also, apparently we’re going to sign an international mega-power kid name Bayron Lora and Mike tells us how that will come to be.Follow us on twitter: @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @cmichaelkinser, @BUHMoneyEmail us at: RangersRundown@gmail.com

47mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #20