Found October 29, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Rangers fell short of their ultimate goal but still had an extremely successful season in 2011. They'll look to improve this winter, then try to become the first AL team to win three straight pennants since the Yankees from 1998-2001. Here's the latest from Texas... C.J. Wilson spoke to Jeff Caplan of ESPN Dallas about his upcoming free agency following last night's loss. He feels the Rangers have treated him with a lot of respect, but the free agency process is foreign to him and he doesn't know what will be out there for him. "I'm definitely interested in coming back," said soon-to-be free agent Mike Gonzalez to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas. "Whatever we can do, I'm willing to do what I need to do." Gonzalez will have his knee scoped next week, but will be ready in time for Spring Training. “We’ve got find ways to get better," said Rangers GM Jon Daniels to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports after last night's game. Ro...

Nationals expected to bid big for C.J. Wilson

Left handed pitcher C.J. Wilson is slated to become a free agent this winter, and according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Washington Nationals are expected to make a big push for him. He adds that the best guess is about $75-80 million. Even though he has had a rough postseason, he's expected to be the best available starter on the market this season, unless C.C. Sabathia...

Looking to clinch, club won't hold anyone back

Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't certain if Game 5 starter C.J. Wilson is available for relief duty in Game 6. Wilson has had two days off, but threw 108 pitches in a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals on Monday.

Rangers could return all key pieces for 3rd chance

There's always next year for the Texas Rangers. After coming so agonizingly close to winning their first championship, the Rangers could have all of their key pieces back next year to try for their third consecutive World Series appearance. Left-hander C.J. Wilson is the most prominent pending free agent. Everybody in the regular starting lineup is either under contract or...

C.J. Might Have One More Apperarance in Him

Just a few days ago, we all thought C.J. Wilson might have pitched his final game in a Texas Rangers uniform. And depending on how you feel about the most polarizing player on this team, you were either happy or sad about that. But tonight, depending on how things go with Matt Harrison taking the hill in Game 7, he could be in line to see a lot of work as Harrison will surely be...

World Series postmordem: 10 questions about Rangers for 2012

The World Series has ended and, sigh, the Texas Rangers came in second for the second season in a row. Regardless, manager Ron Washington called his team "champions" and there is plenty of truth to it, even if the players didn't hoist a trophy — and the St. Louis Cardinals did — Friday night. So, now what? Even though most of the roster is signed at least through...

Team Fielding Series: Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers are on the verge of winning their first World Series title as I write this. Most focus on their potent offensive attack and rightfully so. In terms of depth, we haven’t seen an offense this good in quite some time. Yet, their pitching has been solid as well without the benefit of an established ace. When people look back, they may throw that tag...

Fans Welcome Rangers Home

Texas Rangers fans heartbroken after the Game 7 loss in the World Series stayed up late to greet the team as they returned home from St. Louis early Saturday morning. Nearly 70 fans some holding signs supporting the team lined the chain link fence and barricades at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the Rangers flight returned to Texas just after 2:30 a.m. Pitcher C.J....
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