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  1. Derek Lowe: “I’m officially no longer going to play the game”

    Jul 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Derek Lowe was released by the Rangers in May and hasn’t latched on anywhere. He knows what time it is, even if he doesn’t call it “retirement” and won’t be signing an ceremonial one-day contracts and won’t be making any farewell speeches: “I’m officially no longer going to play the game … If you’re not playing,…

  2. Rangers release Derek Lowe, sign Mark Teahen

    May 23, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Derek Lowe, who was designated for assignment by the Rangers earlier this week, has been released after passing through waivers unclaimed. This could be the end for Lowe, who hasn’t posted an ERA under 5.00 since 2010 and allowed 13 runs in 13 innings in a low-leverage relief role for the Rangers at age 40.…

  3. Baseball’s discrimination against old players has to stop

    May 21, 2013, 5:38 PM EST

    miguel batista getty

    Sorry. That headline may have been a bit dramatic. But see, I turn 40 in July. And while I’m generally cool with that — and while I am, in all honestly, in The Best Shape of My Life — it has dawned on me pretty clearly that we are almost to the point where there…

  4. Derek Lowe, screwed again by sabermetrics

    May 20, 2013, 4:48 PM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Texas designated Derek Lowe for assignment after the 40-year-old right-hander allowed 13 runs in 13 innings out of the bullpen. Just the other day Lowe was talking about how much he disliked sabermetrics, saying: If you pump my numbers into the system compared to, let’s say, Tanner Scheppers, of course his stuff is going to…

  5. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  6. Derek Lowe is no fan of Sabermetrics

    May 12, 2013, 11:35 PM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram has an interesting article up in which Derek Lowe expounds on the increasing prevalence of statistical analysis in baseball. The Rangers signed Lowe to a Minor League contract in March and was eventually added to the bullpen. Lowe, who turns 40 years old on June 1, posted a 5.52 ERA…

  7. Nick Tepesch exits game after taking liner to wrist

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:44 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    Nick Tepesch left in the second inning of tonight’s game against the Mariners after taking a Jesus Montero liner off of his right wrist. Gerry Fraley reports that the abrasion was visible, which is usually not a good sign. This unfortunate news comes a day after Rangers GM said he is standing pat with his…

  8. Rick Ankiel has 12 strikeouts in his last 13 at-bats

    Apr 9, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Rick Ankiel

    Rick Ankiel, like the Astros as a whole, hasn’t been the same since Opening Night. Ankiel delivered a pinch-hit homer off Derek Lowe in the Astros’ season-opening win over the Rangers, but since then he’s come to the plate 13 times and here are the results: Strikeout Strikeout Strikeout Line Out Strikeout Strikeout Strikeout Strikeout…

  9. Astros kick off the 2013 season with a victory

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:08 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Houston Astros

    The Houston Astros, playing their inaugural game as a member of the American League, defeated the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Opening Day in Major League Baseball. The Astros got on the board first in the fourth inning when Justin Maxwell tripled to left field on a fly ball that bounced high off of the wall…

  10. Derek Lowe makes the Rangers as a middle reliever

    Mar 26, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Derek Lowe, who signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers three weeks ago, has made the Opening Day roster as a middle reliever, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. He’ll presumably work low-leverage innings while also being around for any potential spot starts. At age 40 and coming off back-to-back seasons with an ERA over…

  11. Dust has almost settled in Rangers rotation battle

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:05 PM EST

    Nick Tepesch

    Kyle McClellan on the disabled list due to a ribcage injury. Martin Perez on the disabled list due to a fractured left forearm. Robbie Ross moved to the bullpen recently. Justin Grimm and Randy Wells sent to Triple-A. The Rangers have had a lot of moving parts as they attempted to find a suitable candidate…

  12. Bill James thinks Sabermetrics has overrated ground ball pitchers

    Mar 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Rob Neyer expounded on a Bill James piece (here, behind a paywall) at SB Nation in which James says that proponents of Sabermetrics have “horribly overstated” the case for ground ball pitchers. He cites a handful of elite pitchers — Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson, Justin Verlander, among others — and points out that…

  13. Braves name Tim Hudson as Opening Day starter

    Mar 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    Tim Hudson Getty

    Atlanta announced that Tim Hudson will start on Opening Day for the first time since 2008, getting the nod over Kris Medlen. Derek Lowe started Opening Day for the Braves in 2009, 2010, and 2011, with Tommy Hanson getting the honors last season. Medlen was amazing after joining the rotation in late July, going 9-0…

  14. Rangers sign Derek Lowe to minor league contract

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:26 PM EST

    derek lowe getty

    UPDATE: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the deal is done. 3:45 PM: Derek Lowe is close to agreeing to a minor-league deal with the Rangers, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Grant seems to suggest that Lowe will make the Opening Day pitching staff, although it’s hard to…

  15. Phil Hughes may not be ready for the start of the season

    Feb 27, 2013, 7:08 PM EST

    phil hughes getty

    Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his upper back early last week and hasn’t made a whole lot of progress in the days since. Which prompted manager Joe Girardi to tell Byran Hoch of MLB.com this afternoon that “it’s possible” Hughes won’t be on the active roster when the 2013…

  16. Rockies discussed minor league contract with Derek Lowe

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies spoke recently to the representatives for free agent right-hander Derek Lowe. But the Colorado front office is only interested in signing the veteran starter to a minor league deal and Lowe is currently holding out for something a little more lucrative. Lowe posted a 5.11 ERA and…

  17. The Rockies are “aggressively pursuing” Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:10 AM EST

    Carl Pavano

    The Rockies are cornering the market on lousy pitchers. After the weekend’s signings of Miguel Batista and Chris Volstad, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they aren’t through yet: Even with Volstad in the fold, the Rockies are aggressively pursuing free agents Carl Pavano, a right-hander they have tried to acquire numerous times…

  18. The Rockies are interested in Jair Jurrjens, Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb

    Jan 18, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

    Jair Jurrjens

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post says that the Rockies are interested in three pitchers: The Rockies have interest in Jair Jurrjens, who plans to play in the WBC, and Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb, who’s expected to throw for scouts soon. All three are gambles, of course. Jurrjens is coming off a horrific season and his…

  19. Derek Lowe is looking for a team that will let him start

    Dec 24, 2012, 11:40 AM EST

    Derek Lowe

    Despite finishing the year in the Yankees’ bullpen Derek Lowe said at the beginning of the offseason that he wanted to be a starter in 2013 and apparently he’s sticking with that plan. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Lowe “has heard from five teams, all of which want him to be a…

  20. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  21. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  22. Derek Lowe wants to start in 2013

    Oct 22, 2012, 12:32 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Derek Lowe pitches to Texas Rangers during their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Derek Lowe tells the New York Post that while he understood that the Yankees signed him to be a reliever in 2012 and that he had no problem with that, he really wants to be a starter in 2013: “I would like to start again,” the 39-year-old Lowe said of the role he filled for…

  23. If the Yankees weren’t doomed before, they are now

    Oct 17, 2012, 11:56 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    No, the Yankees probably weren’t beating the Tigers four times in five days either. Still, Wednesday’s rainout made the assignment that much tougher. – Because they’re playing four games in four days, the Yankees have lost the ability to pitch Game 4 starter CC Sabathia on three days’ rest in Game 7. At best, he’ll…

  24. Hiroki Kuroda to start Game 2 of ALCS against Tigers

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

    Hiroki Kuroda Getty

    When the Yankees announced earlier today that they added Cody Eppley to their bullpen for the ALCS, the speculation was that David Phelps would start Game 2 tomorrow. That’s not the case. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Hiroki Kuroda will make the start in Game 2 on three days’ rest. Kuroda,…

  25. Orioles pull ahead of Yankees in 13th inning

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:02 AM EST

    J.J. Hardy Getty

    The Orioles have a little bit of life left. J.J. Hardy just delivered an RBI double off David Phelps in the top of the 13th inning to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead over the Yankees. It broke the team’s 0-for-15 streak with runners in scoring position. Manny Machado got the inning started with an…

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