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The Texas Rangers took steps towards addressing the futures of two players Friday by not making a qualifying offer to catcher Mike Napoli and making Alexi Ogando a starter.
The club also opted to make a qualifying offer of 13.3 million (average salary of top 125 players) to Josh Hamilton, guaranteeing the Rangers draft-pick compensation should the free agent sign with another team.
As for Napoli, the Rangers weren't comfortable with that figure and will get nothing if Napoli signs with another team.
"We'd like to have Nap back but at the predetermined figure we weren't comfortable there," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "We're going to continue to talk and the door's very much open."
Friday was the deadline to submit qualifying offers to team's free agents and Hamilton was the lone one the Rangers made an offer to. Hamilton has until next 4 p.m. Friday to make a decision. He's made it clear that he plans to test the fr...
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While teammate Josh Hamilton received a qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers, Mike Napoli did not. A qualifying offer would have been around $13.3 million. The Rangers made the decision that they didn't feel Napoli was worth that. This does not mean he won't return to Texas. It simply means, the Rangers will try to sign him for less.
According to Mac Engel...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In nearly 18 months as the Rangers' hitting instructor, Scott Coolbaugh oversaw an offense that ranked first in the majors in runs per game, batting average, slugging percentage and on-base-plus-slugging percentage.This would normally be enough to get a coach a raise. Instead it got him reassigned. Acknowledging something -- even if it wasn't clearly identifiable --...
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...
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...
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...
The Texas Rangers have expressed “serious interest” in
designated hitter David Ortiz, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
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...
The Boston Red Sox should make runs at free agent outfielder
Nick Swisher, catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli and late-inning reliever Ryan
Madson, according to Matt Pepin of the Boston Globe.
Pepin believes the offseason goal of general manager Ben
Cherington is not to make the Red Sox instantly into a powerhouse, but instead
to get them back to the 85-90 wins plateau...