Posted January 26, 2012 on
The Texas Rangers recently signed 1B/OF Brad Hawpe and pitchers Mitch Stetter and Sean Green to minor league contracts with an invitation to spring training. Lone Star Dugout gives a rundown of all three players.


Perhaps it's nitpicky, but I quibble with Gerry Fraley's characterization of potential trade-away Koji Uehara as "a victim of the numbers game in [Texas's] bullpen." Let's check those numbers. First, the closer and setup guys: Joe Nathan, Alexi Ogando (presumably), Mike Adams. Next, everyone else on the 40 with MLB experience: Scott Feldman, Mark Lowe...

If Josh Hamilton plays every day, cash and union love will follow

A lot is riding on Josh Hamilton's health this season.

Healthy Hamilton worth more than Prince's ransom

Rangers' thoughts — and checkbooks — must turn to Josh Hamilton.

Inbox: How will Feliz fare as a starter?

Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan answers questions regarding what type of numbers Neftali Feliz can post as a starter and if the Rangers should ink Roy Oswalt.

Darvish Motivated to Become World's Best Pitcher

Yu Darvish says a desire to become the world's best pitcher was behind his decision to leave Japan and sign with the Texas Rangers. Darvish spoke at a news conference Tuesday, saying "I want to become the kind of pitcher that will make people say 'Darvish is the No. 1 pitcher in the world."' The 25-year-old right-hander agreed last week to a six-year contract...

Still time to name a pizza for Mike Napoli and win some dough

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Talkin' Baseball with Michael Schlact

If you’re not hip to Michael Schlact…you’remissing out.Whether it’s going back and forth with hisfollowers (nearly 11,000 of them!) or live tweeting an ill-fated bus trip…theformer Texas Rangers farmhand is no stranger to social media. Recently, therighty was even named Baseball Digest’s top Minor League player to follow onTwitter.But it was this past Tuesday that Schlact...

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Back in Japan, Yu discusses lofty U.S. goal

Yu Darvish's goal is to be the best pitcher in the world. According to news reports out of Japan, he told the Japanese media that's why he asked the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to be posted in December so he could pitch in the Major Leagues.
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