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After their late-season collapse and early exit in the Wild Card round, big changes could be in store for the Rangers, including the possible, if not likely, departure of Josh Hamilton. They definitely won't take their disappointing season lying down though and figure to be extremely active on the free agency and trade market.
Before Texas can start rebuilding themselves into World Series contenders, they need to take care of things in house first. First and foremost, they must decide whether or not to bring back Josh Hamilton. In 2012, the Rangers went as Hamilton did and he was so up and down that Texas might decide that they just want to get off that ride. To a lesser extent, the Rangers will have to make the same decision with Mike Napoli, who figures to be very expensive despite his disappointing 2012 campaign. In all, Texas could be in the market for a new centerfielder, catcher and first baseman this off-season.
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Happy Halloween! Alright, now that that is out of the way...I'm a sucker for stuff like this. Especially when you include eye black and tattoos.And, much like Lil' Cutch...the Texas Rangers All-Star even re-tweeted the picture to his followers. Pretty sweet.
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said he thinks he's a regular third baseman or just above average.
The hardware he keeps collecting means otherwise.
Beltre won his second-consecutive Gold Glove Tuesday and the fourth in the last six years. He was the lone Ranger to win an award as finalists Elvis Andrus (shortstop) and David Murphy (left field) didn't make the...
The Texas Rangers declined the options on right-handers Scott Feldman and Yoshinori Tateyama Tuesday, making both pitchers free agents.
If the Rangers would have picked up the option on Feldman, they would have owed him 9.25 million for the 2013 season. They opted for a 600,000 buyout.
Feldman won 39 games for the Rangers in his 204 appearances. He was the club's pitcher...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers are trying to make more things happen at Rangers Ballpark for 2013 with less space.
For the third-consecutive year, the Rangers are making offseason renovations to the ballpark, with this year's focusing on an area behind home plate as well as the dugouts.
The moves will cost the Rangers 80 seats as far as seating capacity (from 48,194 to...
We don’t have much Intel on this Dallas area bro, but what we do know is that he appears to have the best Josh Hamilton Halloween costume of 2012. Hell, he might even have the best MLB related costume of the year. Notice the stroller to the left of Dallas bro. Trick-r-treating is supposed to be the kid’s time to shine. That adorable pumpkin, crayon or princess costume that the...
The Texas Rangers declined contract options Tuesday on two right-handers who fell out of favor this year. Scott Feldman and Yoshinori Tateyama both become free agents. Feldman received a $600,000 buyout rather than a $9.25 million deal for next year. The team turned down a $1 million salary for Tateyama, according to ESPNDallas.com. Feldman, 29, shuttled back and forth between...
New hitting coach Dave Magadan may be the only new face in for the major league coaching staff for the Texas Rangers, but he's not the only person in a new job.
The Rangers announced Thursday that Gary Pettis and Dave Anderson are changing jobs. Pettis will handle the third base coaching duties and Anderson will work at first base.
Pettis has been the club's first base...
The Texas Rangers have declined a $9.25 million club option for Scott Feldman and a $1.2 million option for Yoshinori Tateyama, making both right-handers free agents.
Texas also Tuesday reinstated right-hander Neftali Feliz from the 60-day disabled list and purchased the contract of right-hander Justin Miller from Triple-A Round Rock.
Feldman has spent his entire career in the...
The Texas Rangers are flip-flopping their base coaches, moving Gary Pettis to third and Dave Anderson to first.
Manager Ron Washington believes Pettis' base-running prowess as a player will allow him to react more quickly and possibly take more chances, allowing the Rangers to potentially score more runs. Pettis, who had 354 stolen bases in 14 major league seasons, has been...
What a great story it would be to see Josh Hamilton return to the team that drafted him. As a free agent this offseason, there is a possibility that this could be the case. Hamilton never played a Major League game with the Tampa Bay Rays. After he was drafted, he was the number one prospect in the Rays’ organization.
He had an extremely bright future, but unfortunately the money...
The Texas Rangers added some catching depth by picking up catcher Konrad Schmidt on waivers from Arizona.
The Rangers added Schmidt to the major-league roster, giving the club 34 players on the 40-man roster.
Schmidt, 28, has played a total of eight games in the majors. He spent most of the 2012 season at Triple A Reno, hitting .277 in 93 games. He also threw out 14 of 55 of runners...
No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet News and Notes
Racing with Ruud... Cale Gale will race with the Ruud colors on the No. 33 Chevrolet this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Known for its reliability, which will be showcased on the truck with the tagline "Rely on Ruud," Ruud is a major quality brand of Rheem that produces products in the heating, cooling and water heating categories...
This year’s free agent market may be slim on depth, but it does not lack a main attraction with Josh Hamilton set to hit the open market. Hamilton hit a career-high 43 home runs this past season, but a slew of late season miscues have affected his marking price.
While he isn’t the safest of off-season additions, teams will still look to acquire the powerful lefty because of...
Zack Greinke (photo: The Daily Dish)
Just one day removed from the conclusion of the season, and the business side of baseball is already rearing its ugly head. While the San Francisco Giants are still riding high from their second title in three years, the rest of the league is immediately focusing on who they can bring in to improve their rosters. Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton...
In February we ran a series of predictive posts as a Countdown to the 2012 fantasy baseball season. Those predictions have come and gone, so we thought we’d revisit them as we Ramp Up to Fantasy Baseball 2013. Yes, it’s never too early to prepare for the 2013 fantasy baseball season.
We wrap-up our ramp-up to fantasy baseball 2013 with a list of 12. Before the 2012 fantasy...