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The Texas Rangers have surprised many critics this season. After losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to Free Agency, it was widely assumed, even with the emergence of Jurickson Profar, the lineup would struggle and therefore the team would struggle as well.
As we head into the final week before the trade deadline the Rangers are: 9th in runs, 6th in OPS and 7th in OBP in the AL. Those numbers are good, but not great and it has left the Rangers 56-46 and losers of seven of its last 10 games.
In second place, three games behind the Oakland Athletics in the AL West, and now down to the sixth best record in the AL, the Rangers are also good, but not great.
Texas went out and acquired Matt Garza in a deal with the Cubs, so now full concentration can be turned towards its offense, which may be without Lance Berkman for the rest of the year and could use upgrades in the outfield (less urgent) or at DH (wide open slot).
Here are five players the Rangers should consider acquiring over this final week before the trade deadline.
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According to reports, Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers "lost a barfight" early Friday morning in Cleveland.
Despite Scheppers telling reporters that he suffered a bruised left eye and cuts on his face because of a sucker-punch after having dinner Thursday night in Cleveland, Clevescene.com reports a witness said the incident actually happened at 2:30 a.m., when...
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Texas Rangers’ pitcher, Tanner Scheppers, was the victim of an aggravated assault Thursday night by a group of men while he was out for a bite to eat. The incident occurred somewhere between his hotel and the restaurant downtown Cleveland. His team, the Texas Rangers, are in town this weekend to play the Cleveland Indians. Scheppers received a...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Texas Rangers say they're investigating a claim by pitcher Tanner Scheppers that he was attacked in downtown Cleveland last week.
Scheppers said he was "sucker-punched by several young males" while going out to dinner a few blocks from the team's hotel Thursday night. He sustained facial cuts and bruises, and said his attackers ran away.
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The Texas Rangers are focusing on acquiring outfield help as Major League Baesball’s July 31 trade deadline approaches but that will not stop them from seeking other improvements.
With Lance Berkman’s status unknown the Rangers have had internal discussions about bringing back Michael Young reports CBS Sports.
Rangers fans can feel it. This year is different, and not in a good way. The pitching is there, day in and day out, despite all of the injuries. The bullpen has been outstanding, even though it was the biggest question mark heading into the season. But the one thing the team has been able to rely on, the bats, has failed them.
The Rangers are in a race with the trade deadline to...
When I tuned into the game tonight, I was tired. I probably could have gone to bed at 7 p.m. and fallen asleep with no issues. But I decided to watch the Rangers instead. They didn’t make much of a compelling argument for that decision at first, getting behind 7-1 by the 4th inning.
Poor Martin Perez. Just not a good night. And it was an early one for him. He was in...
Teams in need of a closer soon may have a stunning new possibility
to consider. The Texas Rangers have had internal discussions about
trading All-Star right-hander Joe Nathan, according to major-league
The Texas Rangers say pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial
bruises after being attacked while walking in downtown Cleveland
Texas Rangers reporter Jim Knox has been with us before. For ball sweat, getting leveled by a bull, and for apparently saying 'Famry' while interviewing some Asian Yu Darvish fans. He's back. Speaking of an infant, Jim asks: "What's her name?"
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It’s July 3. No it isn’t! But it is in this paragraph. It’s July 3, and it’s Texas, and it’s the bottom of the sixth of a game between the Rangers and the Mariners. There’s a score, but it doesn’t matter. Adrian Beltre leads off against Felix Hernandez, and on the third pitch, Beltre blasts an automatic double to right-center field, Dustin Ackley watching as the ball...
Have the Texas Rangers given up on 2013? They have fallen to five game out of the American League West division title race, but they are only 1.5 games out of the second A.L. Wild Card spot. Still, though, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, teams looking for a closer may have what Rosenthal calls "a stunning new possibility to consider."
Rosenthal reports that...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Michael Bourn homered to lead off the first inning and Justin Masterson took a shutout into the eighth inning, outdueling Texas' Yu Darvish in the Cleveland Indians' 1-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday night.
Masterson (12-7), an American League All-Star, struck out eight and allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings. That was enough to beat Darvish (9-5), who...
We’ve all been there, especially if we’ve ever waited tables.“What’s her name?”“Mark”“Mark? Mark! Looking good…OK!”Here, oft-failing Texas Rangers reporter Jim Knox learns a valuable lesson about The Pronoun Game. You can never assume the sexual identity of a baby, especially not in 2013, even if they’re wearing a bright pink onesie that says I’M A GIRL across...
Mike Napoli has been tearing the cover off the ball in the six games since the All-Star break.
In those six contests, the first baseman has gone 7-for-18 with three home runs, five RBIs, two walks and six runs scored. What has been the key to this recent success? Small adjustments, according to Tim Wakefield.
Wake, Tom Caron and The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham sat down during...
I’m trying my best not to sing the chorus of Randy Travis’s “I Told You So”, but if you didn’t take my advice two weeks ago to dump Ryan Braun and get what you could out of him, well… I told you so. I know a guy who got Josh Hamilton for Braun the day [...]