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World Series Dreaming:
On March 31st, the Houston Astros hosted their first game as a member of the American League and defeated the in-state rival Texas Rangers 8-2. The house was packed, a rarity for an Astros team on the mend, and Bud Norris got the victory as the highest-paid player on the team with the lowest payroll in the majors this season. In fact, as a team, the Astros will make less than the currently-disabled Alex Rodriguez. However, tonight’s Astros squad of cast-offs and unprovens, plus Jose Altuve, played like they actually belonged in MLB and allowed their fan base to celebrate, if only for one night.
While this is but the first game in a 162-game marathon for the two clubs and rash judgment is not usually needed this early in the season, our intrepid reporters at World Series Dreaming have learned that the Rangers have petitioned Major League Baseball to expel the Astros from the American League effective immediately. The Rangers’ CEO, Nolan Ryan, had this to say about his former team...
BEST OF MAXIM
Over the weekend, news broke of huge extensions being signed by Justin Verlander and Buster Posey. The two former MVPs got paid, handsomely. Add one more key player getting a lengthy extension to that list, as news has now broke of shortstop Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers agreeing to an 8-year, $120 million dollar extension. This new extension start after the 2014 season, which...
HOUSTON Julio Borbon still has a fan in the Texas Rangers organization in general manager Jon Daniels.
That doesn't mean that Borbon will still be with the club April 9 when they have to make a roster move for fifth starter Nick Tepesch.
Borbon is out of options and the club would have to expose him to waivers if they try to send him to the minors to clear room for Tepesch...
SAN ANTONIO Julio Borbon is the 25th man on the Texas Rangers roster at least for now.
Borbon, who is out of options, nabbed the final rosters spot for Texas over relievers Josh Lindblom and Cory Burns. Both Burns and Lindblom will start the season at Triple A Round Rock.
Texas will carry 11 pitchers to start the season and just four starters. The Rangers won't need a fifth...
Two-time All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus has reached an agreement on a contract guaranteeing him $120 million over an additional eight seasons through 2022 with the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday night.
With the two years left on his current deal and the eight additional years, Andrus would earn more than $131 million over 10 seasons.
With Elvis Andrus on the verge of a huge contract extension - the type of extension you don't just dole out in anticipation of trading a player - the Rangers have some decisions to make. One such decision is what to do with Jurickson Profar. The highly-touted prospect was the heir-apparent for the Rangers' shortstop spot should the team have dealt Andrus. That does...
Houston Astros Are the Best Team in Baseball—At Least for One Night:
Expectations are low for the Houston Astros in 2013, but for at least a night they are the best team in baseball.
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The game was the only game of the night; the official opener for the 2013 season making it quite likely that baseball fans eager to get their...
HOUSTON Yu Version 2.0 makes his 2013 Tuesday night against the Houston Astros and big things are expected from Yu Darvish in his second season in the majors.
Darvish, who did everything the club expected of him as a rookie, has a comfort level this year that he didnt have to start his rookie year in the majors.
That could make for some very long nights for Texas opponents.
SURPRISE, Ariz. – The Texas Rangers have had a stable of talented pitchers rehabbing at their spring training complex in recent months, including Martin Perez, Sam Stafford, and Justin Miller. Lone Star Dugout discussed those three players with Rangers rehab pitching coordinator Keith Comstock in part one of this two-part interview.
Don’t look now, but the new kid on the block has all the toys.
In their first season in the American League West after moving over from the National League, the Astros took sole possession of the division after a season-opening 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
No one picked the Astros to finish higher than last in the AL West this year, and with good reason. They are by far the...
Johnny Manziel will be throwing out the first pitch at Sunday, April 7th's Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels game. Because he is Johnny Manziel.