Rangers Notes: Globe Life, Bard, Cubs, Bonuses

Here's the latest out of Arlington…

  • The Rangers officially announced their new stadium naming rights deal with Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company today, as Rangers Ballpark will now be known as Globe Life Park In Arlington.  Financial terms of the deal weren't announced, though it is a 10-year agreement the between the club and Globe Life.
  • Some fans may balk at the idea of a corporate name on the stadium, ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett writes, but the financial benefits of sponsorship can't be ignored.  Durrett also notes that the naming rights deal is the latest example of how the Rangers have one of baseball's "most financially stable teams."
  • Appearing on a podcast with WEEI's Rob Bradford (partial transcript provided by WEEI.com's Arjuna Ramgopal), Daniel Bard said that the Rangers showed interest in his services after the reliever's thoracic outlet syndrome surgery last month.  Before Bard underwent the procedure, he said that he had drawn interest from a few teams, including the Cubs.  Texas, however, "came in strong and made me feel really welcome and wanted. It just felt like a good fit," Bard said.
  • Fans and pundits have become accustomed to seeing salaries in terms of how they fit a club's payroll, but even modest bonuses by MLB standards are life-changing amounts of money — especially for young players from tough backgrounds in the Dominican Republic, as Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes.  Wilson looks at how the Rangers' signings of such prospects as Jairo Beras and Michael De Leon helped those players bring their families out of poverty, while other prospects (Ronald Guzman and Nomar Mazara) came from middle-class backgrounds.


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22 Comments on "Rangers Notes: Globe Life, Bard, Cubs, Bonuses"


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not_brooks
1 year 5 months ago

What an awful thing to call a ballpark…

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philpbarnes
1 year 5 months ago

Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it…

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start_wearing_purple
1 year 5 months ago

I’ll still always call it The Ballpark in Arlington.

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talcha32
1 year 5 months ago

No it does not, but I’d bet most baseball fans will continue calling it The Ballpark in Arlington.

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yankeeparrothead
1 year 5 months ago

It could be worse. The could have just called it Accident Park

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1 year 5 months ago

If you just call it “the globe” it sounds alright

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jp1198
1 year 5 months ago

I liked Rangers Ballpark in Arlington better

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texasmariner
1 year 5 months ago

While I agree, it doesn’t pay the bills though.

It’d even sound better if they used the name Torchmark rather than Globe life.

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gammaraze
1 year 5 months ago

I can EASILY say Torchmark Park. But even in the days of Ameriquest Field, we still called it the Ballpark in Arlington. When they changed to “Rangers Ballpark in Arlington”, we never said “Rangers”

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johnsilver
1 year 5 months ago

Stadiums and sports franchises themselves took a huge step backwards when they started going corporate with naming rights.. some of the worst? College bowl day.. you can’t just hear a certain bowl any more, like the grand daddy of them all.. The rose Bowl, one must listen to some ridiculous store bought name stuck in front of it.

Stadiums are as bad, all for both corporate greed, as well as salaries. it just reeks.

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Maggiemay
1 year 5 months ago

Soooooo.

Anyone changing thier insurance?

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pft2
1 year 5 months ago

No, but its probably a nice tax write off for them and I suppose those who never heard of them will check into what they offer, especially those Ranger fans who will get bombarded with the name every home game.

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Thizzie
1 year 5 months ago

I’m from the DFW metroplex and never heard of Globe Life, wish they could have done Dr. Pepper Ballpark or something like that

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dwarfstar
1 year 5 months ago

Well thizzie if you are from the dfw metroplex you would already know that the park outside the “THE GLOBE” is called the Dr. Pepper ballpark

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Thizzie
1 year 5 months ago

Yep, it’s a little league field for 8-10 yr olds. Not a packed big league stadium hosting playoff games…

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pft2
1 year 5 months ago

The Mets get 20 million a year and the Cowboys 19 million a year for their naming rights, so the Rangers are probably in the 15 million a year range

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dwarfstar
1 year 5 months ago

Unfortunately the amount that is floating around, because they did not actually release that info during the press conference, has been posted to be only 5mm a year