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Texas Rangers’ General Manager Jon Daniels has never been known to sit by idly when it comes to improving his team. In recent years Daniels has shown the tendency to look into players that for one reason or another fit into the mold of a “low risk high reward” type. Players that usually fall into this classification are either attempting to make a return from major injury, are at the twilight of their professional career or, in some cases, both. Teams that sign these type of players consider their investment a low risk because they sign the player to a “team friendly” contract, in hopes that the player will return to playing at a high level.
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching the Rangers have been relatively quiet in trade talks, outside of the Matt Garza deal. With the trade market looking relatively bleak, Daniels might have to find a creative solution to help bolster the Rangers’ anemic offense. One solution may have materialized on Monday.
According to ESPN New York, Ja...
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So, it’s been a few weeks since my last installment of My oh My! and I apologize for that. I packed, moved, went on vacation and then unpacked. It’s been a hectic month actually.
But enough about me, let’s talk some Mariners baseball!
Today’s play of the week comes from this afternoon’s matchup against Minnesota. Nick Franklin went yard twice as the...
Lance Berkman has not played for the Texas Rangers since June 6 and there is no indication he is anywhere close to returning following multiple setbacks.
Berkman, 37, is considering retirement and forfeiting roughly $4.4 million reports Ken Rosenthal.
On Wednesday Berkman and the Rangers will meet to discuss his injured need and plan a course of action. A decision is expected to...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas right-hander Colby Lewis believes his long rehab road back to the Rangers could be coming to an end soon.
Lewis pitched five innings for Double-A Frisco Sunday and is slated to make another rehab start Saturday for the Roughriders, with 90 pitches his goal.
If there are no issues with that, Lewis thinks he could be ready to pitch in the majors again.
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas designated hitter Lance Berkman, who's been on the disabled list since July 7 with left hip inflammation, realizes that unless his hip and right knee start showing some improvement, his season and career could be over.
"You've got to fish or cut bait and I think we're getting to that point rather quickly," Berkman said.
All season long we have seen videos and gifs of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and shortstop Elvis Andrus enjoying the game like a couple of guys should. However, as often as they two have messed with each other you had to know that there would be a time when they would end up colliding.
Well that time has come.
To be fair, the two were...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz didn't have any problems with his sore quad Wednesday and his homer in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels proved it.
What no one knows about Cruz yet is if and when he'll be suspended as part of Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation.
The July 31 trade deadline came and went without the Rangers trying to get a...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was forced to leave Tuesday's 14-11 victory after suffering a bruised quad after getting hit by a pitch running to first base.
Cruz said he was okay after the game physically, but that's not the biggest thing looming over the team's leading home run hitter and RBI producer.
Cruz, who's been linked to the Biogenesis...
The Rangers aren't expected to promote Manny Ramirez from Triple A Round Rock to help cure their offensive woes said baseball source and the club will likely decide this week if they will keep the veteran slugger in the system.
Ramirez doesn't have an out in the minor-league deal he signed earlier this month but the Rangers had never intended to keep him dangling. While...
The Texas Rangers say they're investigating a claim by pitcher Tanner Scheppers that he was attacked in downtown Cleveland last week.
Scheppers said he was ''sucker-punched by several young males'' while going out to dinner a few blocks from the team's hotel Thursday night. He sustained facial cuts and bruises, and said his attackers ran away.
The city of Seattle is known for being rainy. On Sunday at Safeco Field, however, it was a different kind of rain falling from the sky.
During the seventh inning of Sunday's game between the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins, dollar bills rained from the sky. Broadcasters from both teams observed in bewilderment, trying to determine where the money was falling from. Meanwhile...
Yes, you read that right. Someone took a swing at the Seattle Mariners mascot, the Mariner Moose.
It's hard to believe anyone would seriously try to punch a mascot in the nose, yet that's exactly what happened over the weekend at Public Safety Day at Boeing Headquarters in Seattle.
According to KOMO-TV, a Boeing employee approached the Moose...
Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto hit a walk-off home run to beat the Angels during Monday night’s game. Soto’s home run was the second off Angels pitcher Ernesto Frieri in the ninth. A.J Pierzynski hit the first.
The Angels led 3-0 until the Rangers scored their first run in the bottom of the sixth.
The Rangers are 57-49.
Nice move by Mariners’ pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to get out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning against the Red Sox. The 32-year-old from Japan has put together a nice season for himself going 10-4 with a 2.87 ERA.
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(Photo Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) The All-Star break should have provided the Texas Rangers with an opportunity to recharge and reset before making a push for a pennant. Instead, the Rangers stumbled around the Ballpark on their way to being swept by the Orioles. Here is a quick look at the three-game debacle: [...]The post Rangers open second half on wrong...
Ah, the trading deadline; my favorite time of year. It’s the midseason plot point where words like “blockbuster” are thrown around like clothes in a dryer and can change the fate of any team.
I don’t think a blockbuster is in the Mets’ near future. I do believe there are trades that can be made if Sandy Alderson decides to lift his backside from his chair and pull his hands...