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Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.
 
Dallas News digital sports producer Brice Paterik talks about the latest news and give insights about the Texas Rangers every day on the Locked On Rangers podcast. Tune in as Brice breaks down everything that's happening around the Rangers, with opinions and analysis back by his years of experience covering the team. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
 
Jeff Wilson of the Texas Rangers Baseball Newsletter (jeffwilson.substack.com) joins John Moore (The Recliner Nerd) to discuss all things Texas Rangers. From the minor leagues to the show, they will talk with current and former players, front office staff and other media personalities. Jeff has covered the Rangers as a beat writer since 2008. In 2021 he starts the Texas Rangers Baseball Newsletter. Now..... he starts the podcast version. Buckle up and enjoy the ride as Jeff and John host the ...
 
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Episode 499: Brice Paterik breaks down what the Rangers signing Marcus Semien means for Texas, which position he will play in Arlington and what the front office will do next. He also discusses what signing Kole Calhoun does for the outfield and who will likely start where at Globe Life Field. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built …
 
Original Air Date: August 10, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Leo Curley • Bert Holland • Ken Christy • Whitfield Connor • Jeffery SilverWriter: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Pr…
 
Jeff and John welcome Rangers RHP prospect Tekoah Roby who explains where his unique name comes from. He also talks about his injury and recovery. They dive into his time in high school, other sports played and his favourite food. Yep, he even plays a smaller version of the HR game. Jeff and John then reveal their homework from last episode. They h…
 
Episode 498: Brice Paterik breaks down the best possible realistic scenario for the Texas Rangers this offseason, including how they could snag Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, bring Clayton Kershaw home and land a second starting pitcher at a reasonable cost. He also looks at which teams appear to have dropped out of the running for the most expens…
 
Episode 497: Brice Paterik breaks down the worst-case scenario the Rangers' offseason, why signing Javier Baez might be the panic move Texas makes and which potential pitchers would worry him should they join the Rangers' rotation. He also looks at a few other under the radar bats Texas could claim off the metaphorical scrap pile if it spends most …
 
Episode 496: Brice Paterik is joined by Jason Burke of Locked On A's, Jeff Carr of Locked On Reds and Ethan Smith of Locked On Pirates to break down the offseason, things they're thankful for and what they think will happen with the upcoming MLB lockout. They also discuss the problem with MLB owners tightening their wallets and propose a potential …
 
Episode 495: Brice Paterik breaks down the Rangers extending Chris Woodward's contract, roster moves made to protect potential Rule 5 draft picks and why Texas being linked to Marcus Semien is surprising and intriguing. He also discusses which Rangers prospects are left vulnerable to the Rule 5 draft and which ones are most likely to be taken by an…
 
Original Air Date: August 03, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Virginia Gregg • Frank Gerstle • Parley Baer • Paul McVeigh • Robert BiceWriter: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Prai…
 
Episode 494: Brice Paterik is joined by Mike Piellucci, D Magazine's Sports Editor, to discuss why the Rangers should sign Japanese star Seiya Suzuki, the joy of mysterious players and how Texas should prioritize its budget this winter. They also discuss why now is a great time to bring Clayton Kershaw home to Texas and which other starting pitcher…
 
Episode 493: Brice Paterik breaks down the Rangers' 2021 season: what went right, what went wrong and what went weird in the worst season the team has had since moving to Texas. He also looks at the best and worst moments of the season as well as which players surprised him in good or bad ways. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built…
 
Episode 492: Brice Paterik and Grant Schiller make an all-bench team of the best non-starting players on the Rangers since the turn of the century, reminiscing about former underappreciated Texas players and briefly discuss the latest hot stove news. They also reminisce on a pair of old Rangers whose careers didn't turn out as planned. Support Us B…
 
Episode 491: Brice Paterik is joined by author Taylor Blake Ward to discuss his new book "In Search of Millionaires (The Life of a Baseball Gypsy)" chronicling the life of a longtime scout, why Jack Leiter is so valuable to the Rangers' future and which Texas prospects they were both wrong about before the draft. They also discuss why Taylor thinks…
 
Episode 490: Brice Paterik is joined by British Rangers fan Karl Cobane to discuss how he became a fan of the team, his unique approach to being a fan of a bad team and baseball appreciation in the United Kingdom. They also discuss their hopes and expectations for the Rangers this offseason. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Ba…
 
Original Air Date: July 27, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Tom Tully • Leroy Leonard • Parley Baer • Juney Ellis • Lamont JohnsonWriter: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Prairie b…
 
Episode 489: Brice Paterik and Grant Schiller discuss why Adolis Garcia was snubbed for AL Rookie of the Year, what Dodgers GM Andrew Friedman said to indicate Clayton Kershaw is seriously considering leaving LA and they try to define what it would take for the Rangers to have a successful offseason. They also chat about a pair of Rangers prospects…
 
Joining Jeff and John is Texas Rangers second round pick OF Aaron Zavala from the University of Oregon. He was the Pac 12 player of the year in 2021. He talks about the draft, his diagnosis after his physical and playing professional baseball. He also plays the HR game with John. Jeff and John get into the GM meetings, the players now available aft…
 
Episode 488: Brice Paterik is joined by Jason Burke of Locked On A's to discuss the Rangers' offseason plans, which outfield bats should be on their wish list and what makes them hopeful about their teams for next season. Brice also ranks 5 free agents based on how badly he wants them on the Rangers. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar…
 
Episode 487: Brice Paterik is joined by Kennedi Landry who covers the Rangers for MLB.com to discuss what the Rangers will do this offseason, what her first season on the beat was like and which of the big three shortstops Texas is most likely to sign. They also discuss why the Rangers decided to loudly declare their intentions to spend big this wi…
 
Episode 486: Brice Paterik breaks down how AL ROY voters let irrelevant details cloud their judgement when voting, why the award has been used to justify preconceived notions about players and why Adolis Garcia needed to win it more than any of the finalists. He also discusses why each of the finalists had a worse rookie season than Garcia. Support…
 
Episode 485: Brice Paterik breaks down how the Dodgers not offering Clayton Kershaw a qualifying offer opens the door for him to sign with the Rangers, how new hitting coach Tim Hyers can fix this offense and what Justin Verlander pitching a showcase for the Rangers means. He also discusses why bringing on all-time great pitchers past their prime c…
 
Original Air Date: July 20, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Writer: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kKBy Andrew Rhynes
 
Episode 484: Brice Paterik takes a look at five upcoming free agent pitchers the Rangers should target that fans might not be thinking about, as well as which current Rangers pitchers have locked up jobs as starters next season. He also takes a look back at the World Series and why starting pitchers were unable to go deep into games. Support Us By …
 
Texas Rangers General Manager Chris Young joins Jeff and John to talk about the Rangers season, the current team, a year on the job, and the offseason ahead. He also gets personal and talks about his time at Highland Park, Princeton, MLB and even the time he got into a brawl with Derrick Lee of the Cubs. Get to know the Rangers GM. Jeff and John al…
 
Episode 483: Brice Paterik and Grant Schiller break down which pitchers are impressing at fall instructs, an unheralded pitcher who throws 100 mph and why the Astros lost the World Series. They also discussed what they learned from Zak Kent's interview and how his unique approach to pitching has shown to be effective for several big league pitchers…
 
Episode 482: Brice Paterik is joined by Rangers pitching prospect Zak Kent to discuss his breakout season, his unique style of pitching and what he learned from a season without organized Minor League Baseball. They also chat about how Kent's experience pitching at an extremely hitter-friendly park in college helped mold him into an ideal modern ML…
 
Episode 481: Brice Paterik discusses the Rangers hiring Donnie Ecker as their new bench coach, how he made the Giants into one of the best offensive teams in baseball and what his title of Offensive Coordinator actually means. He also discusses Aaron Zavala's health scare that nearly ended his pro career before it started and what the Braves must d…
 
Episode 480: Brice Paterik breaks down why Adolis Garcia winning Sporting News' AL ROY award bodes well for the more notable AL ROY award, why the Rangers' new bench coach could do great things for the offense and why the new farm director might not be coming in at the best time. He also discusses why one Rangers pitcher might not be happy with the…
 
Original Air Date: July 13, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Hy Averback • Bob Sweeney • Paul Frees • Parley Baer • Bert HollandWriter: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by A…
 
Episode 479: Brice Paterik and Grant Schiller brainstorm potential new names for the "bullpen," why PETA coining the term "arm barn" is bizarrely perfect and why the Silver Slugger finalists need updating. They also discuss why defense is so hard to judge and why Adolis Garcia and Isiah Kiner-Falefa got snubbed for Gold Gloves. Support Us By Suppor…
 
Jeff and John welcome the Rangers No. 4 overall prospect Justin Foscue to the show. The first-round pick in 2020 sat down and talked about his first full season in pro baseball and rehabbing from a freak rib injury early in the season. He talks about his alma mater's College World Series victory and how it was bittersweet. The guys also talked abou…
 
Episode 478: Brice Paterik discusses why Adolis Garcia and Isiah Kiner-Falefa deserved Gold Glove nominations, why the Gold Glove awards are so often poorly chosen and why awards voters need to take their job seriously or give up their vote. He also discusses Game 2 of the World Series and what it means heading into Atlanta. Support Us By Supportin…
 
Episode 477: Brice Paterik is joined by Stacey Gotsulias of Locked On Yankees to discuss why the New York media has issue with how Joey Gallo gets dressed, remembering what it's like for your team to play in a World Series and why the Braves feel like a team of destiny. They also discuss why one more injury hasn't been able to hurt Atlanta. Subscri…
 
Episode 476: Brice Paterik breaks down how the Braves and Astros made it to the World Series, why Atlanta might be the team of destiny and makes his pick for who will end the season hoisting the trophy. He also reacts to Locked On Insiders' picks for the World Series and discusses why they surprised him. Subscribe to Locked On Rangers on YouTube. S…
 
Original Air Date: July 06, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Elizabeth Slifer • Ralph Moody • Howard McNear • Parley Baer • D.J. ThompsonWriter: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Pra…
 
Episode 475: Brice Paterik is joined by Ethan Smith of Locked On Pirates to discuss the Rangers' consistent choices to not be inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community and why MLB, and especially the Rangers, can't afford to exclude any kind of fans. They also discuss what the free agency market will look like this winter and why both teams might be bett…
 
Jeff and John welcome Emily Jones McCoy to talk about the Do It For Durrett foundation event Saturday Oct. 23. They discuss Richard Durrett and his legacy even after he is gone. Go to the www.DoItForDurrett.com to contribute to a great cause or the online auction at www.32auctions.com/difd to bid on some great items. The money goes to families who …
 
Episode 474: Brice Paterik discusses which former Rangers are surprisingly stepping up in the playoffs, why Boston is letting a golden chance slip away and why managers in the postseason are overthinking how to use their pitchers. He also looks at how Atlanta being aggressive at the deadline made all the difference in the playoffs. Support Us By Su…
 
Episode 473: Brice Paterik and Grant Schiller break down how prospect evaluators were so universally wrong on Nomar Mazara, how the Rangers have improved their development of position players and how they've helped Josh Jung reach his potential. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar…
 
Episode 472: Brice Paterik and Grant Schiller break down who the Rangers will compete with for the three star shortstop free agents with and which rebuilding teams are likely to take the next step and be aggressive in free agency in general. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go…
 
Episode 471: Brice Paterik breaks down what it means for MiLB players to have housing provided by ownership, why it isn't as praiseworthy as it looks and which former Astro is wreaking havoc against Houston in the playoffs. He also looks at Ron Washington's fearless third base coaching. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is …
 
Original Air Date: June 29, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Writer: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kKBy Andrew Rhynes
 
Jeff and John welcome Texas Ranger catcher Sam Huff. He is in Arizona playing in the Arizona Fall League and fall instructs. He talks about getting back to catching and getting his body ready for the spring. He compares his 500-foot bombs to the one he hit in high school, which was his previous long ball. Then Jeff and John take a look at the free-…
 
Episode 470: Brice Paterik breaks down a wacky Game 5 ending in the NLDS, why MLB needs to more clearly define its rules and how the Red Sox keep defying expectations. He also reacts to Locked On NOW insider Gordon Beckham picking the Astros to win the ALCS. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes lik…
 
Episode 469: Brice Paterik and Grant Schiller break down which Rangers prospects impressed in 2021, who took a step back and who changed consensus opinions about their futures. They also take a look ahead to what they're expecting next season on the farm. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a…
 
Episode 468: Brice Paterik is joined by Javier Reyes of Locked On Padres to discuss what went wrong for San Diego, how its downfall reminds Brice of the 2012 Rangers and if a trade for Joey Gallo, Kyle Gibson and others could have saved the Padres' season. They also discuss if it's worse to lose 100 games or to have hopes and barely miss the playof…
 
Episode 467: Brice Paterik breaks down why the Astros have no right to be mad about umpiring decisions, why one former Ranger's homer against Houston was insanely unpredictable and how the White Sox are trying to start a spicy rivalry in the ALDS. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy b…
 
Original Air Date: June 22, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Parley Baer • Virginia Gregg • Gerald Mohr • Herb Ellis • Jeanette NolanWriter: • Charles E. IsraelProducer: • Stacy KeachExit music from: Roundup on the Prairie…
 
Jeff and John welcome Chris Woodward to wrap up the season and tall about moving forward. They also talk about his playing days. When he was drafted, made his major league debut and first hit and home run. First, Jeff and John talk about the the best and worst of the 2021 season. Best and worst players, development, trends, etc..... Good end of sea…
 
Episode 466: Brice Paterik discusses the Rangers' big talk ahead of free agency, why he doesn't believe the hype and what offseason moves it would take to get back to contention. He also discusses the worst commercial ever made and why it illustrates how little Major League Baseball understands its fans. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built…
 
Episode 465: Brice Paterik discusses the Rangers making changes in the coaching staff, why the White Sox will beat the Astros and why too much pressure was placed on Joey Gallo in his playoff debut. He also looks at the two bonkers wild card games. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy …
 
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