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San Diego Buzz: Dodgers are in town and college football is back

For the final time this season the Los Angeles Dodgers are visiting the San Diego Padres this weekend, and things got off to a great start last night for the Friar faithful in the 10-7 victory. There's always a buzz when the Dodgers travel south, so Brie Thiele went to Petco Park and asked fans why San Diego is the best city in southern California. HELLO OLD FRIEND With the Texas...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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

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1 day ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Jonathan Papelbon edition

With the trade deadline 49 days away, it’s about time to start the rumor mill. Although impossible to read the minds of the respected General Managers around the league, it is always fun to take a swing at what they might be thinking, or “should” be thinking. GM Jon Daniels is not afraid to play his hand in the trade market. The Texas Rangers have deemed themselves buyers...
Via isportsweb.com
June 12, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via The Outside Corner
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers set MLB record payroll at $270M; average is $4.2M

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers set a baseball record with a $270 million opening-day payroll, including nearly $44 million going to players no longer on the team. Major League Baseball's average salary on opening day Sunday also set a mark at $4.2 million, according to calculations by The Associated Press. That is up 6.3 percent from last year's opening average of $3.95 million...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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 / gettyimages.com According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the Rangers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Jon Daniels and assistant sign 3-year contract extensions

The Texas Rangers are beginning the offseason by locking up two key members of their front office. The timing may seem odd following a terrible, injury wrecked season in which Texas went 67-95, but the two have guided the Rangers to become a very successful baseball team ever since 2005.General manager Jon Daniels and his assistant Thad Levine have signed three-year contract extensions...
Via Baseball Essential
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Daniels gets contract extension

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has received a three-year contract extension through the 2018 season. The deal Friday had been anticipated for some time, even after the Rangers lost 95 games this year. Thad Levine, the assistant GM under Daniels all nine years, also got a three-year extension through 2018. Daniels was only 28 and the youngest GM in major league history...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers make deals with Daniels, Levine official

The Texas Rangers officially locked up their top two front-office talents Friday, getting multi-year contract extensions for both general manager Jon Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine. Both Daniels and Levine, who came on board in October of 2005, were entering the final years of their contracts. "It's really about our whole baseball operations group and the desire...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Interim manager Bogar won't stay on Rangers' staff

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tim Bogar, who filled in after former Texas manager Ron Washington resigned and was a finalist to replace him, will not be on the Rangers' coaching staff next season. General manager Jon Daniels said Monday that he and new manager Jeff Banister had discussions with Bogar in recent days and ''decided that it is best for us to go in another direction.'' Daniels...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bogar no longer on Rangers' staff

Tim Bogar ended the 2014 season as a favorite for the managing job for the Texas Rangers in 2015. Now Bogar, who was a finalist for the job that went to Jeff Banister, will not be part of the team's major-league coaching staff. The Rangers reached that decision Monday with Bogar, who was hired as the bench coach before the 2014 season and then went 14-8 as the interim manager after...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers want to re-sing Colby Lewis

getty images Now that Jeff Banister has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers, general manager Jon Daniels is now looking to re-sign pitcher Colby Lewis. “We haven’t been able to spend much time on that,” Daniels said of a new contract. “We can get back to that now.” The Rangers have until the end of the World Series to re-sign Lewis before other teams can get...
Via Tireball.com
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Will Tim Bogar stay in Texas?

The Texas Rangers have a new manager in former Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, despite thoughts that current Rangers bench coach was the front runner for the job. The question is now, will Tim Bogar remain with the team? #455091688 / gettyimages.com According to a report by T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Banister met with a trio of coaches on Friday as his first day on the job...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers tab Pirates' bench coach Banister as new skipper

The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager. Banister got the nod over two other finalists, interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. General manager Jon Daniels said Thursday night that Banister won over the Rangers during the interview process. Daniels described Banister as the best fit for a team that...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Announcement of new manager looks to come next week

The Texas Rangers are on the verge of hiring a new manager and the announcement could come as soon as this week, according to a report by Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram. The Rangers have been interviewing candidates throughout the month of October, including perceived favorite, interim manager Tim Bogar. #455756030 / gettyimages.com The Rangers interviewed a total of eight...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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