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Tigres del Licey centerfielder and leadoff hitter Leonys Martin socked his third home run of the winterball campaign on Tuesday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
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DALLAS Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler has been busy since the Rangers unexpected end to a once-promising season.
He's been playing lots of golf. He's been getting ready for the holidays. He's been spending time with his family.
One thing Kinsler hasn't done is concern himself with a possible position switch with the Rangers.
"It's not my job to think...
The Texas Rangers may find themselves playing Ian Kinsler in the outfield at times next season. The second basemen is fine with that.
“I’m paid to be a Ranger,” Kinsler told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Where I play on the field is not my decision.”
Kinsler feels that he is a major league second baseman but he would be willing to play in the outfield if...
Mike Napoli had an off year. We know that. The question is, did he have an off year because he was injured, did he have an off year because it was a fluke, or was 2012 an indication of the player Napoli really is? It's a hard question to answer after Napoli's 2011 season and subsequent 2012 disappointment. However, he has proven over his years in the Majors, he can...
After reading of the Phillies reported interest in Josh Hamilton, my mind began to wander. Admittedly, like most fans, I would love the idea of another power bat in the lineup that has the potential to have a major impact on a team that struggled all season to score runs; but I began to wonder if Hamilton is right for our team. While I have no doubt that the Phillies are performing...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Texas First Baseman Someday, Maybe: Chris McGuiness
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League
3. Double-Video Situation: Chris McGuiness Homering
Texas First Baseman Someday, Maybe: Chris McGuiness
Chris McGuiness is a 24-year-old first base-type in the Texas system who has sat (sitted?) atop...
Mike Napoli has spent the bulk of his big league career behind the plate, but if need be, he’s willing to make a permanent change, 90 feet to his right.
The catcher/first baseman has turned into one of the most highly sought-after free agents in a scarce free agent class, and Napoli says he’s open to playing first base if need be, despite spending most of his career as a catcher...
Texas A&M WR, Thomas Johnson was reported missing on monday and has now reportedly been located in Dallas according to the Washington Post.
Johnson's mother, Linda Hanks was told by Texas A&M University Police that Johnson has been found and is unharmed. Police traveled to Dallas with the Texas Rangers and located Johnson at around 2:30 AM on Thursday morning. ...
The Alamodome in San Antonio is expected to host to major-league baseball for the first time next year when the Texas Rangers travel to the stadium built for football during spring training to play one or two exhibition games. The games could be played in on a Friday-Saturday in March, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Plans are still being finalized, said Reid Ryan, CEO...
The Texas Rangers were willing to trade former top prospect
Mike Olt to the Atlanta Braves for shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who the team
would then have flipped in a package to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for
outfielder Justin Upton, reports Danny Knobler of CBBSports.com.
Rangers wanted Upton enough that they tried to trade Olt for ATL's Simmons (who AZ wants...
The free agent game is swinging into gear, and Josh Hamilton is at the center of it. But unlike many others, his price is far from simple a simple equation.The post The Price is…Wrong? Josh Hamilton vs. Free Agency appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Free agent slugger and former Texas Rangers catcher Mike
Napoli is drawing interest from the New York Yankees, reports Bob Nightengale
of USA Today.
Mike Napoli, the Texas #Rangers free-agent catcher, is drawing interest from the New York #Yankees
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2012
Napoli has garnered significant interest already this
There are conflicting reports about whether the Sox will go after Josh Hamilton. Cherington has praise for him, but says they're looking at all options.It's a classic free agent gamble, because he reportedly wants seven years and $175 million (he's 31), but it also has the twist of Hamilton's history, which is famously checkered. And it's certainly interesting...
Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter is reportedly nearing a
decision on where he’ll play next season, something that could be announced in
the next two weeks, and it appears to have come down to two teams, the Detroit
Tigers and Texas Rangers, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
Sources say there’s a good chance Torii Hunter will sign with the Tigers unless his hometown...