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Texas Rangers — Predicted Finish: Third Place, AL West
The Texas Rangers are at a crossroads. They were the class of the American League in 2010 and 2011. While 2012 was a good year in Arlington, they failed to make it past the Wild Card game. Worse for 2013 is that they lost perhaps their most recognizable player, Josh Hamilton, to free agency, to a division rival, no less.
Their starting pitching is inexperienced and average, at best. Their lineup lost Hamilton and two more above-average hitting contributors in Mike Napoli and Michael Young. On the bright side, they are also sitting on two heavily hyped prospects in Mike Olt and Jurickson Profar. But with the addition of free agent Lance Berkman, it appears that the lineup is set to be without those two young bats to start the season.
So where does that put the Rangers? Well as we take a look at their potential opening ...
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Baseball fans always knew Nolan Ryan could bring the heat for the Texas Rangers.
This upcoming season, more than ever, the team president is bringing the beef at Rangers Ballpark. And the dogs.
Thats because his company Nolan Ryans All-Natural Beef has been selected as the exclusive hot dog and beef provider at Rangers Ballpark.
Ryan, who can normally be found sitting next...
ARLINGTON, Texas All you have to know about how the Texas Rangers are trying to build their team for the future is look at their starting rotation.
Yu Darvish is under contract through 2017. Derek Holland's current contract could run through 2018. Alexi Ogando is under team control through the 2016 season.
And after Matt Harrison signed a five year, 55-million deal that...
Pitcher Matt Harrison has agreed to a five-year, $55 million deal with the Texas Rangers, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The left-handed Harrison, 27, is scheduled to make $13 million over the first two years combined, but he will make $13 million in each of the final three seasons, according to ESPNDallas.com. There is a $13.25 million option for 2018, and that...
Derek Holland has had a little extra pep in his step the last couple of days.
That's because the Texas left-hander found out he'd be part of Team USA's squad for the World Baseball Classic this spring.
Holland was one of four starting pitchers selected for the team's provisional squad Thursday, joining Toronto's R.A. Dickey, San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong...
A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers and All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison have agreed to a $55 million, five-year contract.
The deal includes an option for a sixth season, according to the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the team hadn't announced the agreement.
Several media outlets had reported the...
Matt Harrison and the Texas Rangers are working on a possible long-term contract extension. The last thing he needs is to risk injury unnecessarily. That means Harrison will not be playing in the World Baseball Classic. The 27-year old lefty was invited to play for Team USA, but he has declined.
Harrison said he was declining the invite because of the number of innings...
The Texas Rangers and 27-year old left-handed starter Matt Harrison have agreed to a five-year contract extension (with an option for a sixth year) worth $55 million.
Harrison has had just two full seasons in the majors, but has compiled 8.2 fWAR over those two years. Harrison had a 3.39 ERA in 2011, and had a 3.29 ERA in 2012. Harrison doesn't strike many hitters out, totaling...
Apparently it was smart for Matt Harrison to skip the World Baseball Classic and focus on contract negotiations and preparing for the 2013 season. He and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a five-year contract extension. After the 2012 season, Harrison's extension quickly became a top priority for the club.
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported last night...
The Texas Rangers are keeping the lines of communication
open on free agent Michael Bourn and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin
Upton, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. If the price is right, the
Rangers would be willing to make either move, adds Morosi.
Rangers are keeping lines of communication open on Bourn (free agent) and Upton (trade), prepared to act...
Yu Darvish has his partner at the top of the Rangers’ rotation for the next few years. Matt Harrison and the Rangers agreed Wednesday night to a five-year, $55 million dollar contract, making the 27-year-old an official piece of the Rangers’ ever-impressive core.
However, where Darvish has the ideal profile for a hitters’ heaven like Texas — swing-and-miss stuff with every...
The Texas Rangers have signed right-hander Kyle McClellan to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.
McClellan, who pitched the last five seasons for St. Louis, had surgery on his right elbow and shoulder July 10. He is already throwing and expected to ready for the start of spring training. He went on the disabled list May 18 and waived by the...
The Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Kyle McClellan to a minor league deal which includes an invitation to spring training.
McClellan was limited to just 18 2/3 innings last season prior to undergoing shoulder surgery, but he’s already throwing bullpen sessions.
In his big league career, McClellan owns a 3.69 ERA acorss 378 innings of work. If healthy he figures to see some time...
Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
According to Fox Sports Southwest’s Anthony Andro “Rangers agree to five year deal with Matt Harrison for $55 million”. Star-Telegram, Texas Rangers Reporter Jeff Wilson tweeted “Rangers and Matt Harrison have agreed on a five-year contract extension with an option, according to a major-league source”. Richard Durrett of...
Born: June 22, 1979
Drafted: 11th Round, 317th Overall, 2000 (Rockies)
How Acquired: Minor League FA
College: Florida State University
Agent: Dan Horwits
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