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Texas Rangers: Are Chris Woodward and Jordan Lyles feuding?

This is probably nothing. Or this could be something. We’re leaning towards this Texas Rangers storyline amounting to nothing, but it is interesting that manager Chris Woodward and veteran starter Jordan Lyles have had some testy interactions with each other in 2021. This latest situation occurred Wednesday night in a...
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Chris Woodward

SAN FRANCISCO — Christopher Knight "Chris" Woodward, 54, formerly of Casa Grande, died on May 30, 2021, from a fall while lowering the U.S. flag to half-staff at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Mr. Woodward was known for his sense of humor, sharp wit, authenticity and seeming ability...

Enhance MLB Replay? Rangers manager Chris Woodward weighs in on what could improve

For the first month of 2021, bad calls surfaced all around Major League Baseball. In Milwaukee, a horrendous obstruction call occurred. Less than a week later, a baseline call in Philly raised where the runner never went to the infield grass. Lately, calls haven’t been too egregious (or at least viral), but it begs the question of what the future holds for instant replay. Earlier this month, I spoke with retired MLB umpire Dale Scott. Scott worked both sides of the replay system, on the field and in the command center, and got his thoughts regarding the automated strike zone, replay system, and what goes on in the replay command center.
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Advanced metrics, Chris Woodward agree Rangers OF Adolis Garcia ranks among best players in the AL

SEATTLE – Ladies and gentlemen, your AL leader in WAR: Adolis García. At least according to one database. After García stole a home run and threw a runner out at home Thursday, his WAR (Wins Above Replacement) metric rose to 2.9, according to Baseball-Reference, one of the two sites that calculate the figure. It put him just ahead of the duo of Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Minnesota’s Byron Buxton. So, early-season MVP candidate?