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The Texas Rangers' minor league system is as deep as ever going into the 2012 season. While the farm system is helping the club win at the major league level, the organization restocked by signing three of its top 20 prospects via the international free agent market last summer. Lone Star Dugout presents our top 50 Rangers prospects list entering the 2012 campaign.
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers pitching staff has come so far over the last few years that not even future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is sure what he has contribute.
Maddux began his job as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels on Tuesday by taking part in the winter development camp at Rangers Ballpark.
"This team's pretty good right now already,"...
The Texas Rangers organization is solid top to bottom with both high-ceiling talents and depth. In looking at the Top 10 prospects we can see that the organization’s main strengths are pitching and up-the-middle offensive players.
1. Jurickson Profar, SS
BORN: Feb. 20, 1993
EXPERIENCE: 2 seasons
ACQUIRED: 2009 international free agent
2010-11 TOP 10 RANKING: 1st
The Rangers organization...
The Texas Rangers made a big move Wednesday afternoon by signing Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish to a six-year, $60 million deal. When considering the posting fee paid just to negotiate with the right-hander, that means the Rangers spent over $110 million to get Darvish on board.
After spending that kind of dough it would be reasonable to assume Texas is done dipping into the...
Right-hander Mark Lowe and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a $1.7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $500,000.
The Rangers on Tuesday also said they had agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder David Murphy worth $3.625 million, a substantial raise from the $2.4 million he made last year.
Murphy batted .275 with 11 homers and 46 RBI in 120 games with the Rangers in 2011....
The Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year deals with right-handers Mark Lowe and Mike Adams, avoiding arbitration.
Adams, a reliever, agreed to a $4.4 million deal after making $2,535,000 last year. Lowe agreed to a $1.7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $500,000.
Lowe, who avoided salary arbitration, was 2-3 with a 3.80 ERA and one save in 52 games for the AL champions last...
Two notes of interest to pass along tonight.
First, according to multiple reports, Josh Hamilton’s father-in-law, Michael Dean Chadwick, has decided not to serve as Ham
It’s official. Yu Darvish is a Texas Ranger. [Insert fist pump here] His agents and Rangers’ brass came to terms on a six year deal, worth $60 million.This, plus the $51.7 million posting fee the Rangers now owe the Nippon Ham Fighters, brings the total deal to just over $111 million, or about $18.7 million [...]
Rangers GM Jon Daniels would love to have both Prince Fielder and Josh Hamilton on his team, but if he's forced to choose just one, he should choose the younger, more durable option.
The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish on a six-year contract.
After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it is something to consider.
Now that the Rangers have inked Japanese...
The clubs were after the Japanese right-hander, who signed with the Texas Rangers for $60 million, since he was a teenager. But the pitcher followed an unwritten protocol and played first in Japan for several seasons.Clay Daniel remembers the first time he saw Yu Darvish in person. It was at a 2002 tryout on an island off the coast of Japan, when the lanky right-hander, who signed...
It doesn't matter whether it's the amateur draft or the posting system. Give a team and a player's representation any amount of time and they're likely to use every single second to get a deal done.
Whether it's a day, a week, a month or a year, the allotted time is irrelevant. All that matters is that the two sides play a half-hearted game of chicken while making...