Before becoming a bum law student in Fort Worth, John played college football for Cornell University as a defensive tackle. He is on twitter at @JohnStathas.
He was the main piece in the deal for Cliff Lee two years ago, but instead of becoming a franchise player in Seattle, he's fighting for a job.
The two former college rivals in the Big 12 had mirror opposite days in their first week in the NFL. Plus, a look at how some of the conference's other notable skill players performed at the next level.
His great play on the Rangers most recent homestand has raised his profile nationally, but Beltre has played at an elite level for a very long time.
The former Cub finally put together a start that showed off his potential as the Rangers won the first game of their long home stand.
The former Houston Astros ace pounded the strike zone with superb command in his first start as a Texas Ranger.
A scouting report on Lewis Brinson, the Texas Rangers first-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.