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Rangers Showing Interest in Saunders, Mariners looking to Upgrade Outfield

According to Jerry Crasnick, the Texas Rangers have been showing interest in adding an outfielder.  Crasnick reported that the Rangers have a mild interest in outfielder Michael Saunders of the division rival Seattle Mariners.  The Rangers are assumed to be actively looking to add outfielders with the loss of right fielder Alex Rios to free agency. #Rangers looking for an OF...
Via On-Base Talk
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Sparty Blog guide to MLB Free Agency ’14, Part 3: the guys you really care about

This is not a good year for superstars in free agency. The biggest names all have huge questions about them that might make a 6- or 7-year deal an impossible ask. How bad is it? Chase Headley and Alex Rios made Jeff Passan’s top 20 on his list of free agents. There is a ton […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Alex Rios is now a free agent after Texas declines option

The Texas Rangers struggled to a 67-win season in 2014. Injuries were a major factor, as the Rangers were a dreadful 28th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Although the offense was in the middle of the pack in runs scored, look for the Rangers to try to improve in all phases in 2015. One move that does not come as a surprise that Alex Rios has become a free agent after the Rangers decline...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Alex Gordon Fill Sandy’s Stated Need In Left Field

When MMO’s John Bernhardt interviewed Sandy Alderson on Friday, he acknowledged one of his offseason goals for the team. “Obviously, the Mets need to improve in left field,” he told him. In addition to possible free agent targets like Michael Cuddyer, Yasmany Tomas, Alex Rios, Nick Markakis, and Colby Rasmus, the are some options that could become available this Winter as...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios Dumps Agent, Hires Scott Boras

Updated November 1 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that free agent outfielder Alex Rios has parted ways with the Kinzer Management Group.and has hired Scott Boras to be his new agent. The Rangers officially declined Rios’ team option before the switch as the 33-year old outfielder tests free agency for the first time in his career. Rios is projected to get a one year deal for...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Teams Expressing Interest In Alex Rios, Mets Not One Of Them

Several teams have already expressed interest in free agent Alex Rios already, but the Mets are not one of them reports Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com. “The Mets have long been assumed to be looking to upgrade a corner outfield position this offseason and have been reportedly linked with several free agent outfielders. One outfielder on the market who could fit the profile is Alex Rios...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Alex Rios For One Year Make Sense For Mets?

This month, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors profiled free-agent Alex Rios, concluding that the 11 year veteran would earn $8.5 million on a one year deal. As we’ve seen from Sandy Alderson, he always prefers short-term contracts to lengthy, multi-year deals. Rios will be on the market and could make a let of sense if Alderson chooses to wait for players like Brandon Nimmo and...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios At One Year? We’ll Take It!

This month, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors profiled free-agent Alex Rios, concluding that the 11 year veteran would earn $8.5 million on a one year deal. As we’ve seen from Sandy Alderson, he always prefers short-term contracts to lengthy, multi-year deals. Rios will be on the market and could make a let of sense if Alderson chooses to wait for players like Brandon Nimmo and Michael...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers decline option on Alex Rios, will become a free agent after World Series

The Texas Rangers have declined the $14 million option on Alex Rios, and will buy out his contract for $2 million. Although he’s probably not going to get very many big offers, he’s more than likely to get some good short term deals. At 33, it may look like his career is in a big decline, but he has some baseball left in him. Injuries limited his production in the second half...
Via On-Base Talk
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers decline $14 million option on OF Rios

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios will become a free agent after the World Series. The Rangers have declined a $14 million option for 2015, and will pay Rios a $2 million buyout. After Wednesday's decision, they could still work out another deal for Rios to return next season. Rios was acquired from the White Sox in August 2013 after then-Texas slugger...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Should the Mets Pursue Alex Rios?

An MMO Fan Shot by yfern328 Now that Texas declined Alex Rios‘ option, should the Mets be interested in Rios on a one-year deal? Something like a Chris Young deal? Although Rios’ drop in power numbers was a bit alarming, he still managed to hit 30 doubles and 8 triples. I like him as a buy-low guy who could be a great one year stopgap until prospects like Brandon Nimmo are ready...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers decline $14M option for OF Alex Rios

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios will become a free agent after the World Series. The Rangers have declined a $14 million option for 201, and will pay Rios a $2 million buyout. After Wednesday's decision, they could still work out another deal for Rios to return next season. Rios was acquired from the White Sox in August 2013 after then-Texas slugger...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Months Of Pitching And 4.5 Months Of Hitting Now Complete

Around six months ago, your mother left us in the middle of the night with nothing but each other and our drafted fantasy teams. I tried to make you French toast as you stood on a stool and watched, but we got egg shell in the batter and you cried about drafting Brad Miller. I was trying to do work one night, looking for a middle infield replacement as you played with your toy...
Via Razzball
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Alex Rios done in Texas

Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is out for the season with a bruised thumb, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Rios has been struggling with a thumb injury for a large part of the second half and he is finally to the point where he sees no value in continuing to play. The thumb injury has apparently also been an infection risk and that has made the problem worse.#454542032...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios, Jake Smolinski

Texas Rangers do not have a healthy outfielder and are unsure if they will get either Alex Rios or Jake Smolinski back before the end of the season.  Rios experienced a setback in his ailing thumb when it became infected last week.  Smolinski is more likely to return, as he is taking batting practice after being sidelined with a fractured foot.Rios has not played often in the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios out with infected thumb

The injury plagued season continues for the Rangers, as Alex Rios will now sit out with an infected thumb, according to Adam Morris. Morris reports that Rios could miss at least a week due to his latest injury. The Rangers were eliminated from the playoffs earlier this week, and the terrible year keeps getting worse for baseballs worst team. Earlier this afternoon, manager Ron...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers were supposed to be a World Series contender after trading Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder and signing top free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Add those two into an established core that included Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, Alex Rios, and Elvis Andrus, and you’re looking at one of the best teams in baseball, right? Well…nope. And that’s why you’re seeing...
Via The Outside Corner
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers RF Rios scratched with bruised thumb

MIAMI (AP) -- Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched from the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins because of a bruised right thumb. Rios is hitting .284 with four home runs and 49 RBIs. He was replaced in Tuesday night's lineup by Jim Adduci about an hour before gametime.
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday's positives for Rangers had nothing to do with game

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers actually got some good news on the injury front Monday night. Alex Rios' bum right ankle isn't too bad as an MRI revealed just a sprain and he could be in the lineup as early as Tuesday night. Jurickson Profar, who hasn't played at all this season before of a torn muscle in his right shoulder, has also been cleared to begin a throwing...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Alex Rios clears revocable waivers

As previously reported on Sports Rumor Alert, Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios was placed on revocable waivers Tuesday. Today, as per Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, he has cleared waivers. This means that the Rangers are free to make a deal with any interested team. The deal would need to be finalized by September 1st in order for the team to have Rios on their postseason roster...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Mets claim Alex Rios?

As of sometime yesterday, the Texas Rangers reportedly placed Alex Rios on revocable waivers. On August 4th, the Mets designated Bobby Abreu for assignment, meaning that there is now an open 40 man roster spot. So, should the Mets put in a waiver claim on Rios? First let’s get an idea about what waivers means. After the July 31st trade deadline, until seasons end (meaning after...
Via Mets360.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

August Trade Candidates: Texas Rangers Alex Rios

It seemed likely that Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios would be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. The Rangers have been out of contention for some time, and while Rios’ numbers have declined this season, he’s only two years removed from an excellent 2012 campaign where he clubbed 25 home runs. Furthermore, his 2013 season resulted in a solid 3.1 fWAR. Last season...
Via Baseball News Source
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Alex Rios placed on revocable trade waivers

The Texas Rangers placed outfielder Alex Rios on revocable trade waivers today, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Prior to the July 31st trade deadline, Rios was considered a prime candidate to be dealt and several teams expressed interest, including the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds.#452925612 / gettyimages.comRios has been claimed off waivers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

3 waiver trade candidates the Mets should consider

With one of the most flurrious and activity-filled trade deadlines, the Mets decided to stand pat with the cards that they had, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  But of course, just because the July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, there still can be trades made until August 31st when the waiver trade deadline comes. Last year, Sandy Alderson architected one the best...
Via Mets360.com
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds silent as trade deadline passes

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday afternoon without the Reds making any moves to bolster the current roster or send a signal that the organization is playing for the future. Rumors abounded the past couple of weeks that the Reds would be seeking to add a bat to the lineup -- Alex Rios of Texas was one name that kept popping up -- and that starting pitcher Mat Latos...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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