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The Texas Rangers are set in reinserting Alexi Ogando into the starting rotation for 2013, after using him as a bullpen weapon in 2012. Texas seemed to have plenty of arms going into 2012, but with some injuries to Neftali Feliz (won’t be ready by 2013 opening day) and some ineffectiveness by arms that had been consistent in the two World Series seasons, their team ERA found itself on the north side of 4.00 (2012 ERA: 4.02) for the first time since the pre-World Series season of 2009. With Yu Darvish (16W, 10.4 K/9), Derek Holland (if he can stay consistent), and Matt Harrison (18 wins, 3.29 ERA) as anchors, Ogando as a middle-to-back end rotation guy, the stage may be set to acquire Zack Greinke (the prize of the 2013 FA class) or a middle rotation starter such as Lohse or Peavy and they’ll compete day in day out. And Dan Haren just hit the market, as well (wouldn’t they love to have him to battle the Angels). Nolan Ryan isn’t going to battle without weapons in his rotation, he’s proven it can work in Texas, and this is a good step to solidify that in 2012.
- Dave (@lhd_on_sports)
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After dealing with a groin injury, Alexi Ogando pitched in only 58 games. He was a starter in 2011, and it seems he will be heading back to the rotation again this year. The Rangers are looking to reload after a disappointing finish to the 2012 season. Ogando's return to the rotation could help them get back on track.
According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers...
Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers are inching closer to divorce. As expected, Texas has made a qualifying offer to Hamilton. However, the sides are about $4.5 million apart, and it's not likely that the Rangers will close the gap.
According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hamilton is expected to turn down the offer and become a free agent. If he signs...
In the aftermath of "The Drop" in Oakland and subsequent 0-for-4 performance in the AL wild-card game, it was hard to find anyone who wanted to re-sign Josh Hamilton. Never mind that he played an enormous role in back-to-back trips to the World Series and won an AL MVP award for the Rangers.
The mercurial Hamilton became the face of the Rangers' pitiful September collapse...
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According to Mac Engel...
The Texas Rangers have made a $13.3 million qualifying offer to Josh Hamilton, ensuring them draft-pick compensation if the slugger signs with another team.
General manager Jon Daniels said Friday that the team isn't making the same offer to Mike Napoli, though there is mutual interest of the catcher returning to the Rangers. Napoli made $9.4 million this season.
The Texas Rangers have made a $13.3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Josh Hamilton, but they did not make a qualifying offer to catcher Mike Napoli, MLB.com reported Friday. The qualifying offer to Hamilton was expected, because it allows the team to receive compensation with draft picks if Hamilton turns down the offer to become a free agent and winds up signing with another...
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The number has landed, and it is high.
Free agent Josh Hamilton is reportedly looking for a seven-year deal worth about $175 million overall -- or $25 million a season, according to Baseball Prospectus writer John Perrotto.
From someone who knows these things: Josh Hamilton's asking price is 7 years and $175M. #Rangers #MLB
— John Perrotto (@jperrotto...
Alright, the hotstove is starting and it's just as expected.
According to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, the Atlanta Braves are "intrigued" by Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is suspected to go into free agency this offseason and the first fish seems to be biting. With Chipper Jones' retirement and Michael Bourn most likely to sign with another team...
What fool GM do you think is going to overpay for Josh Hamilton?
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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.”
Albert Einstein said that. Jon Daniels DID that.
He and the Rangers made their qualifying offer to Sir Parties-a-Lot and now...
The Texas Rangers have expressed “serious interest” in
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The Texas Rangers also have expressed serious interest in Ortiz,
major-league sources say, envisioning him as a left-handed hitting replacement
for their own free agent, Josh Hamilton.
Ortiz was previously said to be nearing a two-year...