Trade market - not free agency - more of a focus for Daniels, Rangers

GM Jon Daniels outlined the Rangers' potential offseason game plan earlier in the week.  Jerome Miron USA TODAY SportsComing off a relatively surprising AL West title in 2015, the Texas Rangers will look to repeat next season - but they'll have to address a few areas in need of improvement in order to make that happen. At the annual winter meetings of MLB general managers last...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniels: Rangers not opposed to making catching upgrade

Jul 25, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (61) catches a pop fly against the Oakland Athletics during the game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Athletics 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Jerome Miron USA TODAY SportsThe Texas Rangers used journeyman catcher Chris GImenez in their lineup for parts of the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers not opposed to making catching upgrade before 2016

Jul 25, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (61) catches a pop fly against the Oakland Athletics during the game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Athletics 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Jerome Miron USA TODAY SportsThe Texas Rangers used journeyman catcher Chris GImenez in their lineup for parts of the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams asking Rangers about Martin, who could be dealt 'for value'

Sep 30, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin catches a ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Delmon Young (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Tim Heitman USA TODAY SportsWith the winter meetings heating up soon, all MLB clubs will be looking to address their...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Daniels shoots down Jurickson Profar trade rumors

Despite injuries, Jurickson Profar will likely stay with the Rangers. Joe Camporeale USA TODAY SportsIt's the offseason. It's the trade season. Rumors are flying around.One of those rumors is the possibility of the Texas Rangers trading top prospect Jurickson Profar.Profar has missed each other last two seasons with various injuries and doesn't have a clear position with the Rangers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals likely to add Mike Maddux as pitching coach

The Washington Nationals have retooled their coaching staff following an embarrassing season under the tutelage of Matt Williams. Former Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was announced as the club’s manager after negotiations fell apart with Bud Black, and now they’re on the verge of adding another big name to their staff, reportedly bringing in Mike Maddux as their new pitching...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels acquisition has Rangers primed for success

This weekend saw a new World Series champion crowned, as The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in five games - finishing what they couldn’t last year. With the close of the season, though, teams can officially turn their minds to 2016, fresh with possibilities and the promise of a clean slate for a new year.  Some teams, of course, have more reason to be hopeful...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: They’ll be back next year

Hopefully by now the postseason trauma has subsided. The NFL is in full swing, the NBA season has officially begun, and the World Series consists of an American League representative not named the Toronto Blue Jays. There should be plenty of distractions from the epic fallout by the Texas Rangers. Game 5 is in the past and it is time to place all focus on the 2016 season. GM Jon...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers GM: Players will be motivated through winter because 'losing sucks'

Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels has no doubt players will arrive ready in the spring. YardbarkerComing off a 95-loss season in 2014, the Texas Rangers weren't expected to compete in 2015.Their response? They made a splash at the trade deadline, acquiring an ace for now and the future, and claimed the AL West title, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays in five games in the ALDS.On paper...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers reflect on winning AL West, looking ahead to 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jeff Banister is a baseball lifer, but never was a major league manager before the Texas Rangers hired him a year ago Friday. Exactly 52 weeks after his formal introduction in the same room, Banister again was sitting next to general manager Jon Daniels, this time discussing his first season that included the AL West title after an 88-74 record and the Rangers...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Jon Daniels: 'You can't ask for more'

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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Grant chats with Padres and Rangers GM's A.J. Preller and Jon Daniels

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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers still looking for bat, bullpen help

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ The Texas Rangers don't plan on being sellers at this point in the season despite not being at .500 as the All-Star break looms. Texas manager Jon Daniels wants to add a bat and some bullpen help to his club in the next three weeks. "What I've told clubs on a short-term basis is I'd still like to help our bullpen a little bit and the right complimentary right...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

(Watch) Texas Rangers' charity event comes up big

The Texas Rangers famiy -- and the team's extended universe -- went to bat for the family of a journalist who died suddenly last year at age 38. The event to benefit those close Richard Durrett, who died suddenly, at 38 was a hit, raising $50,000. Durrett left behind a pregnant wife and two young children. Rangers TV sideline reporter Emily Jones and others that included GM Jon Daniels...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Harrison to make 2015 debut for Rangers next week

Matt Harrison's grueling rehab work is finally finished. The Texas Rangers left-hander, sidelined for much of hte past two seasons with a series of debilitating injuries (including spinal fusion surgery on his back) will make his 2015 debut next week.  Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News relayed the information on Thursday after general manager Jon Daniels informed the media that...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers GM ready for more critical look at last-place team

With the Texas Rangers again at the bottom of the AL standings, general manager Jon Daniels is ready for a more critical look at the team. The Rangers have lost eight of their last 11 games, even after a 2-1 win Monday night to end Houston's 10-game winning streak. At 9-16 under new manager Jeff Banister, they have six fewer wins than at the same point last season when they finished...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Benefits of bringing Hamilton back outweigh concerns

What are the Texas Rangers thinking in making a trade for Josh Hamilton? The question was posed to me on a radio show this week, a day after the deal in which the Angels sent Hamilton back to Texas for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The terms of the deal sound far more cold and business-like than the emotional drama that surrounded the trade and Hamilton’s...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New Texas manager Banister has #NeverEverQuit approach

Jeff Banister has never quit. Not after bone cancer as a teenager when he needed multiple surgeries to avoid having part of his left leg amputated. Not after being temporarily paralyzed in a collision at home plate during a junior college game and being told he would never play baseball again. The 51-year-old former catcher, who got a hit in his only major league at-bat, is now a...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers' lefty relievers see opportunity in numbers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas general manager Jon Daniels joked that the bullpen competition for the Rangers is a lot stronger from the right side than it is from the left side. That's what happens when you only have three left-handers in camp, two of which are 100 percent healthy. But while Daniels said the club will continue to look outside the organization for left-handed relief help...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle for bullpen spots begins Saturday for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. –€“ On the eve of the first workout for pitchers and catchers for the Texas Rangers the chance of adding another reliever into the mix remained a possibility. Texas, which has just three left-handed relievers in camp among its 62 players, hasn't ruled out the idea of adding another arm to the bullpen. When and if that happens remains to be seen though. "We've...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers go to spring with new manager and hope for health

The Texas Rangers go to spring training with a new manager, a few new pitchers, some healed hurlers and a couple of big-money bats they hope can stay healthy this time. After an AL-worst 95 losses last year, their most since 1985, the Rangers are ready for the fresh start that comes with spring training and a new season. ''We talk about establishing an identity or a cohesiveness...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The five best and five worst GMs in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Relief help still a focus for Rangers

The Texas Rangers addressed their needs for starting pitching and catching help last week. The priority now is finding some more relievers. "The bullpen is an area we'd like to add if we can," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "We've only got three left-handed relievers coming to camp in (Robbie) Ross, (Alex) Claudio and (Michael) Kirkman. It might be a situation where we've...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniels pleased with roster Rangers have put together

Texas Rangers fans hoping for general manager Jon Daniels to deliver a new player for Christmas may be disappointed. Despite not making a big splash yet this offseason, Daniels likes the direction the roster is heading for a team that finished in last place in the American League West in 2014. "I think there are a few areas we'd still like to add some depth and we may," Daniels said...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Rangers more likely to make a trade instead of signing free agent

The Texas Rangers have several needs going into next season as they try to rebound from having one of the worst records in baseball and finishing last in the AL West. The team believes they can contend next year with starters getting healthy and a few more pieces. #456224800 / According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the Rangers...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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