This is the October 4, 2012 news archive. View today's Rangers rumors and news.
Don't expect another conversation between Rangers manager Ron Washington and center fielder Josh Hamilton concerning his error on a dropped fly ball in Wednesday's loss to Oakland that helped the A's win the American League West title.
Rangers, Orioles on opposite emotional planesUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetBeyond the numbers and the matchups, emotion could play a huge role in Friday's Orioles-Rangers American League Wild Card Game.Source: MLB.com
Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teamsUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetThe Rangers are limping into the postseason. The A's and Tigers couldn't be much hotter. But even with baseball's new October format, Jay Jaffe says a playoff spot is like a parking spot.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetBaltimore Orioles veteran Joe Saunders will start Friday's American League wild-card game against the Texas Rangers, manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday.Source: ESPN.com
A.L. Wild Card: Same Record, Vastly Different TalentUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetThe Orioles and Rangers both finished with the same record to land in the American League wild-card game, but from entirely different directions.Source: nytimes.com
How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing MomentumUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetThe Athletics and the Yankees clinched their respective division titles on the same day, but the paths they took to get there were very different. The A's budget freight train slammed through a Rangers squad that had sat atop the AL West for over 170 co…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThe worst part of Bobby Valentine's soon-to-be-over slow-motion train wreck with the Red Sox is its predictability. To say that Bobby Valentine has never gracefully handled a losing season would only obscure the fact that he's never gracefully handled a…Source: deadspin.com
Texas benefits from Nathan's return to formUpdated Oct 4, 2012 Share TweetTwo years after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Joe Nathan converted 37 of 40 save opportunities this season, his first with the Rangers. He had a career-high 31 consecutive saves from April 15-Sept. 12 and made his fifth All-Star team.Source: MLB.comShare TweetEvan Longoria homered three times and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 Wednesday, ending the Orioles' bid to force a one-game tiebreaker for the AL East title.Source: ESPN.com
Keys For Wild Card GamesOct 4Baseball Tonight previews Cardinals at Braves and Orioles at Rangers Friday.
Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 4The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
Ten things to watch in Western Conference for 2012-13Oct 4Check out some of the big storylines in the Western Conference this season.
NBA -- Ten things to watch in Western Conference for 2012-13Oct 4Check out some of the big storylines in the Western Conference this season.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 4A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...