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On this day years ago, the Angels traded first baseman J.T. Snow to the Giants for Fausto Macey and Allen Watson. Snow would go on to play nine seasons with San Francisco with a slash line of .273/.369/.438. Here are some links for Saturday night..
Peter Gammons of MLB.com writes that the Rangers' signing of Joe Nathan puts Neftali Feliz in his rightful place, the starting rotation. Texas might have overpaid for Nathan, but waiting to get the veteran at a bargain could have resulted in having to turn to a different free agent closer who would require a longer deal.
Teams are still trying to digest all the details of the new collective bargaining agreement, writes Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer. The CBA will change the way the Indians do business as they have spent a good amount on the draft and on international free agents in recent years.
With the owners and players coming to terms on a five-year labor agreement, it's apparent that the two sides learned some i...
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The plan for the last two years for the Texas Rangers has been to try and move Josh Hamilton to a corner outfield spot and let someone else roam centerfield.
Because of injuries and ineffectiveness, it hasn't worked out that way. Hamilton started 29 games in center in 2010 and 30 in 2011. He's also been the team's primary centerfielder in the postseason each of the last...
Derek Holland pitches as a starter for the Texas Rangers. The 2011 season marked a break-out year for Holland as he demonstrated he could hold up under the rigors of a full MLB schedule. He showed control, a decent ability to strike out batters, and he was able to keep the ball in the park in a high power environment.
Despite his first long season, Holland actually improved in...
Wednesday was a relatively quiet day in for Rangers prospects in winterball, particularly after Tanner Scheppers and Cody Eppley finished their stints in the Caribbean. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Rangers' system.
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With Joe Nathan now on the Rangers, who will be the club's closer? What does Ryan Doumit's signing mean for Drew Butera? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these and other questions from Twins fans.
I wasn't concerned or annoyed with reports that Jonathan Broxton was close to signing elsewhere nor was I that concerned with Joe Nathan signing with the Rangers after hearing what he received. But for a team that will only sign relievers, I'm growing concerned as the numbers begin to dwindle with what appears to be their lack of urgency. Once Broxton is off the board...