PTBNL 91: 2018 Season Post-Mortem
A look at the few things that went right and the many things that went wrong for the Rangers in 2018.

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PTBNL 90: Jose Leclerc and Openers
A bright spot in 2018 and a new pitching experiment.

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PTBNL 88: Young Player Encouragement Meter
Harper and Tyler discussed encouraging signs from some of the young players over the last month for the Rangers.

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PTBNL 87: The Super Special Trade Deadline Episode
The Rangers made several moves at the trade deadline. We took a look at the deadline for the club and provided a brief rundown of the trades made by the team. Also, Harper explains the revocable trade waivers system and who might get moved during this period.

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PTBNL 86: Raising the White Flag
Harper and Tyler return to discuss the biggest issues facing the Texas Rangers. Ahead on this week's episode: Delino's demotion, is Rougned Odor not terrible?, Cole Hamels is real bad, Martin Perez is back, and Willie Calhoun is taking Major League swings.

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PTBNL 85: Putting Eggs into a Faulty Basket
The Rangers made a trade to add an arm to the farm system, Mike Minor has questions about his usage, and Shin Soo Choo's on-base streak continues. Plus, how much do you care about the All Star Game?

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PTBNL 84: Texas Trade Values
Harper and Tyler take a look at the Rangers who could be on the move before this season's trade deadline and rank them in terms of value on the market.

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PTBNL 83: Less is Moore
What did the Rangers see in Matt Moore that made them think he was a worthwhile investment? Harper and Tyler try to answer that question on this week's episode.

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PTBNL 82: Why Gallo Isn't Better This Season
After a breakout season in 2017, why has Joey Gallo taken a step back in 2018? We took a look at his batted ball profile to see what the numbers can tell us about his performance.

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PTBNL 81: Guzman & Kiner-Falefa
In an attempt to lighten things up, Harper and Tyler discuss two players that have been bright spots for the Rangers this season: Ronald Guzman and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Also, there's an update to our Doug Brocail episode included.

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PTBNL 80: Doug Brocail Sucks
Here's the thing: Doug Brocail isn't good at his job. It's cliche to blame the pitching coach for bad pitching, so we added some context to the conversation to really drive the point home.

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PTBNL 79: Suck Fest 2018
Beltre is hurt again. Gallo hates playing 3rd base. Odor is back but he's still Odor. Welcome to Suck Fest 2018.

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PTBNL 78: Some Good and a Lot of Bad
Harper and Tyler bring you some bright some spots in the midst of what has been a rough season so far for the Texas Rangers.

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PTBNL 77: Joey Gallo's Evolution & Early Season Sample Size
Joey Gallo has continued to evolve in 2018. Harper and Tyler take a look at the newest edition of Gallo. They also use this opportunity to talk about early season sample size. Are there stats that can you can take to the bank this early in the season?

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PTBNL 76: There is No Hope
This week in Texas Rangers news is quite depressing. Can Harper find a stat to give fans hope? We'll see. Plus, there's a new trend in Major League Baseball for how to use starting pitchers and bullpen arms. We take a look at how the Rangers stack up against this new trend.

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PTBNL 75: Big Sexy Teases Perfection
Bartolo Colon had a go at perfection, there's another injury in the middle infield, and maybe some room for optimism.

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PTBNL 74: Bases Loaded
It has been a less than pleasant first two weeks of the season for the Rangers. Harper and Tyler talk about the injuries, who has struggled, and who has impressed.

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PTBNL 73: Have We Learned Anything?
We're a week into the 2018 season for the Texas Rangers. Have we learned anything?

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PTBNL 72: 2018 Season Preview w/ TC Fleming
Harper and Tyler were joined by TC Fleming to preview the 2018 season for the Texas Rangers.

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PTBNL 71: More Humble Than Thou Art
Let's talk about some of the things Harper had been wrong about over the last season or so.

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PTBNL 70: The Big Sexy
The Rangers make several additions to the club and one of them is quite large.

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PTBNL 69: Nice Peaceful Offseason
Very little has happened so far this offseason. Does that change anything for the Rangers?

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PTBNL 68: Offseason Update
The Rangers miss out on Ohtani, trade for another starter, and have a ridiculous injury to deal with.

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PTBNL 67: Ohtani Update and Mike Minor
The Rangers make the final seven for Ohtani and add another arm to help bolster a thin rotation.

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PTBNL 66: Fister and Free Agency
Taking a look at potential free agent additions for the Rangers.

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PTBNL 65: The 2017 Texas Rangers by the Numbers
How did the 2017 edition of the Texas Rangers stack up against the previous iterations of the team going back to 2010? Harper and Tyler take a look at the numbers.

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PTBNL 64: Sweet, Sweet Closure
PTBNL 64: Sweet, Sweet Closure

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PTBNL 63: Rougned Odor's Historically Bad Season
Harper and Tyler explain the mystery of the missing Episode 62 and put Rougned Odor's season in historical context. Hint: It's not good.

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PTBNL 61: Cole Hamels
Cole Hamels has not exactly careered this year. And that's putting it as nicely as humanly possible. Let's talk about it.

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PTBNL 60: Rangers Grab Bag
Harper and Tyler tackle a variety of Rangers news on this week's episode, including moving the Rangers/Astros series, Andrew Cashner's velocity, and September call ups.

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PTBNL 59: Exit Velo Metrics
What is the most effective metric for hitters that is based on exit velocity?

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PTBNL 58: Revisiting Player Profiles
How have our player profiles held up over the course of the season?

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PTBNL 57: Playoff Odds
This week we take a look at the playoff odds and how historically accurate that they have been.

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PTBNL 56: Beltre and Darvish
Harper and Tyler talk about a big milestone for Adrian Beltre and break down the Yu Darvish trade.

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PTBNL 55: Home Run Reliance
The Texas Rangers score more runs than most team via the long ball. Is that a problem?

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PTBNL 54: The Closer Role and Alex Claudio
Harper and Tyler discuss the role of the closer in the bullpen and the unlikely pitcher currently filling the role for the Rangers.

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PTBNL 53: Midseason Offseason Review
Harper and Tyler stopped down over the All Star break to look back at the offseason moves made by the Rangers.

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PTBNL 52: The Shift
PTBNL 52: The Shift

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PTBNL 51: The Xtremes of Joey Gallo
Harper and Tyler took a deep look into what is driving Joey Gallo's breakout and season and what he can do to continue to improve.

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PTBNL 50: First Pitch Strikes
You hear a lot of talk a lot about first pitch strikes but how much do they really matter? We dive into it + Joe West sucks and your usual Texas Rangers news and notes.

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PTBNL 49: Nomar Mazara
Harper and Tyler do they're usual news and notes surrounding the Rangers before taking a deep dive look into the progression of Nomar Mazara.

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PTBNL 48: Lucroy and Andrus
Let's talk about the broadcast booth, the less than stellar week, Lucroy, and Andrus

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PTBNL 47: Times Through the Order Penalty
Harper and Tyler take a look at TTOP - times through the order penalty. How much does it hurt pitchers and how should managers approach it?

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PTBNL 46: Choo, Odor, and Cashner
Exploring CF trade options and a deep dive into the season so far for Choo, Odor, and Cashner.

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PTBNL 45: Fly Ball Revolution
There's a fly ball revolution taking place in baseball. What does that mean? Mike Marshall joined Harper and Tyler to talk about it.

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PTBNL 44: Chirinos, Nap, and Gomez
Recent Rangers going on and a review of Chirinos', Nap's, and Gomez's seasons

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PTBNL 43: Catcher Game Calling
Harper Weaver and Tyler Kern dive into the world of catcher game calling to determine which catchers attempt to play to the weaknesses of hitters.

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PTBNL 42: Distance from Middle/Middle
Tyler and Harper talk about current Ranger's going ons, Joey Gallo's power, and what you can infer about batters from where pitchers throw to them.

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PTBNL 41: Sam Dyson, "Closer"
Let's have a cathartic conversation about Yu Darvish getting pulled on Tuesday night and Sam Dyson's role as the "closer".

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PTBNL 40: Basics
Let's talk about how useful (or not) some traditional baseball stats are.

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PTBNL 39: Valuing Stolen Bases
TC Fleming joined Harper and Tyler to discuss the first couple games of the season for the Rangers. Then Harper and Tyler discussed how to properly value the stolen base.

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PTBNL 38: Rangers Preview
Previewing the 2017 Texas Rangers

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PTBNL 37: A's and Astros
Harper and Tyler continue their AL West preview with a look at the Oakland A's and Houston Astros.

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PTBNL 36: Angels and Mariners
Tyler and Harper begin previewing the 2017 season by taking a look at the LA Angels and Seattle Mariners.

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PTBNL 35: WAR
We talk about how WAR is used and derived.

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PTBNL 34: Spring Training and Sample Size
We revisit the topic of sample size and relate it to spring training.

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PTBNL 33: Predictions
We cover rule changes, recent team additions, and this year's projections for Rangers players.

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PTBNL 32 - Martín Pérez
Harper and Tyler toss around some of the fresh Mike Napoli rumors and break down Martín Pérez's chances of becoming a top tier pitcher.

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PTBNL 31: Baseball Fake News
Tyler and Harper look in to where all these damn Napoli rumors started

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PTBNL 30: Pudge Rodriguez
PTBNL 30: Pudge Rodriguez

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PTBNL 29: Tyson Ross
Tyson Ross is a Texas Ranger. Let's talk about it.

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PTBNL 28: Andrew Cashner
PTBNL 28: Andrew Cashner

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PTBNL 27 - Free Agency
Harper and Tyler reconvene for an offseason edition of PTBNL where they discuss this winter's class of free agents and compile a list of their ideal signings for the Rangers.

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PTBNL 26: 2016 Retrospective
PTBNL 26: 2016 Retrospective

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PTBNL 25: ALDS Game 3
Machine joins the podcast to talk about ALDS Game 3, and if he wishes things had gone differently.

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PTBNL 24: ALDS Game 2
Our recap for game 2 of the ALDS.

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PTBNL 23: ALDS Game 1
Harper, Tyler and TC break down the disappointing opening game of the 2016 ALDS.

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PTBNL 22: Know Thy Enemy (TOR)
Let's figure out these Blue Jays. We break down their position players and game plan for each one. Then we break down the starter and relievers.

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PTBNL 21: AL West Champs
The Rangers clinched the AL West last night. Let's soak it in a bit, then talk about the playoffs in general.

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PTBNL 20: The Bullpen
Harper and Tyler give you a complete breakdown of the Texas Rangers bullpen as we head towards the playoffs.

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PTBNL 19: Rougned Odor
The account of how Harper survived a hurricane and the strange case of Rougned Odor.

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PTBNL 18: The Jonathan Lucroy Experience
Harper and Tyler catch you up on all the Rangers news and notes and take a deep dive look into the effect Jonathan Lucroy is having on the starting rotation.

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PTBNL17: Carlos Gomez and Rule Change Hypotheticals
Tyler and Harper talk about the recent Carlos Gomez acquisition and Making Baseball Fun Again(TM) via rule changes.

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PTBNL 16: Sequencing and Expected Records
Harper and Tyler discuss the unfortunate injury to Shin Soo Choo and tackle sequencing and expected records. Don't hate us.

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PTBNL 15: Regression to the Mean
RIP Prince, are Yu and Lucroy developing something special, and regression to the mean talk

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PTBNL 14: Trade Deadline and Pitch Framing
Harper and Tyler breakdown the trades made by the Rangers at the deadline and discuss the art of pitch framing.

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PTBNL 13: Exit Velocity
Harper and Tyler cover all the recent Rangers news, focusing in on Prince Fielder's injury and some recent comments made about Yu Darvish. They wrap it up talking about a relatively new stat to come onto the scene: exit velocity. baseballRangersTexas RangersMLBblowout

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PTBNL 12: Joey Gallo
Tyler and Harper kick around all the recent Texas Rangers news and provide a statistical basis for how you should think about Joey Gallo.

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PTBNL 11: Changeups Part 1
Tyler and Harper tackle the classic buy/sell argument in a fresh way. They also talk about how well we can judge a pitcher's changeup using only its physical attributes.

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PTBNL Episode 10: True Contact
Tyler Kern joins PTBNL as a cohost. Tyler and Harper talk about Rangers news and true contact, a stat somebody made up in March.

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PTBNL9: Starting Pitcher Trades
Let's find a good starting pitcher trade target for the Rangers.

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PTBNL8: Plate Discipline
PTBNL8 - Plate Discipline

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PTBNL6: Its'a me! A'Ground Ball Rate!
Harper and Chris take on the tough task of assigning Rangers players to Mario Kart N64 racers. They also talk about relevant baseball topics, including the Rangers' 1B situation, the bullpen usage, and what the team's current GB rates mean.

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PTBNL7 - Pitch Type Platoon Splits
What types of pitches are more effective vs same/opposite handed batters. Also, Colby's near perfect game, the garbage pitching in Monday's game, and Darvish/Beltre injuries.

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PTBNL - Episode 1
In the debut of the newest Blowout podcast, Harper Weaver and Chris Beesley do a detailed look on how much of a sample size is enough of a sample size in different contexts. They take a look at some of AJ Griffin's and Elvis Andrus' numbers using some of the sample size facts they discuss.

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PTBNL2: Release the McCracken
Harper and Chris discuss how much Christ hates StL, alternative ways to enjoy baseball games, Defense Independent Pitching, and how cool the name Voros McCracken is.

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PTBNL3: Spin Rates
We interview Ryan from Below the Belt about The Punch, and talk about how the spin rate of a pitch effects its movement.

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PTBNL4: Two Strikes and You Swing More
Harper and Chris talk about ball park bits, interview an economist about how reasonable it is for tax payers to pay for a ball park, cover recent Ranger events, and talk about two strike approaches.

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PTBNL5: Clutch
We address walk up songs (including our new intro), what to do about players coming back from the DL, Profar's awesome performance, Yu's comeback, and the stat clutch

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