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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
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Jurickson Profar gets promising MRI results

The Texas Rangers struggled to a season that was decimated with injuries. Only five players appeared in 120 or more games and no pitcher reached 30 starts of 175 innings.  One significant injury was sustained by Jurickson Profar, who has missed the entire season as well as the Arizona Fall League. The good news is that the latest MRI on his shoulder revealed some good news.#164921698...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Met is your Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year

Thank goodness for Independent baseball. I've been writing about this for years and the stories of players finding success never ceases to amaze me.  The New York Mets drafted Chris Schwinden in the 22nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Since 2008, the Visalia, California native has been toiling in the minors for five different organizations, including the Mets, New York...
Via The GM's Perspective
18 hours 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 Michael...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters, Texas Attorney General Abbott, Rangers pitcher Holland headline AAA Texas 500 Dignitaries

A distinguished but diverse group from varying arenas, ranging from the iconic Harlem Globetrotters to Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, will serve as the dignitaries for Sunday'sAAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Eliminator 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their basketball wizardry and antics around the world...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Re-signing Colby Lewis and Neal Cotts are the primary focus

The Texas Rangers played well below expectations this season.  They went from being World Series contenders to one of the worst teams in all of baseball as they were decimated by injuries.  Heading into this offseason they have not only added a new manager, but the Star-Telegram is reporting that re-signing starting pitcher Colby Lewis and reliever Neal Cotts, is a top priority...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Coach Tim Bogar won't be returning

One of the first moves made by new Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister was to announce that bench coach and interim manager Tim Bogar will not be returning to the club next season. Even though it was an announcement, the move seemed increasingly likely after Bogar was passed over for the manager position.#455980244 / gettyimages.comAs noted in a report by Evan Grant for the Dallas...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Winter League Opening Doors For Aspiring Players

Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky said it best, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” The Texas Winter League is your shot, don’t swing and miss, take your shot this winter. If you are looking for an opportunity to play professional baseball or gain exposure and showcase your baseball talents then the Texas Winter League may be the league for you. The 2014 Winter League...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranger Rumors: Colby Lewis could return

The Texas Rangers were decimated by injuries this past season and ended with a dismal record of 67-95, last in the American League West. The Rangers were in the middle of the pack in runs scored, but struggled to the 28th ranked ERA in the league at 4.49. One pitcher that could help the rotation next season is right-hander Colby Lewis, who pitched well the second half of the season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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.comAccording 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. He...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Tanner Scheppers 'feels great' in bullpen session

Although he had never started a game in his major league career, Tanner Scheppers was named the Texas Rangers opening day starter to start 2014. Being named the day one starter was the high point of his season.  He has hit hard in four starts and then moved back to the bullpen.  Later elbow troubles, landed him on the disabled list. #451385778 / gettyimages.comBut heading into...
Via MLB Injury News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Will Neftali Feliz close in 2015?

One key decision that faces the Rangers' new manager, Jeff Banister, is how much confidence he has in right-hander Neftali Feliz as the full-time closer, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN. #456233620 / gettyimages.comThe 26-year-old All-Star and 2010 AL Rookie of the Year returned from Tommy John rehab with reduced velocity and did not begin the 2014 season with the major...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Rangers decline option on Alex Rios

The Texas Rangers struggled to 67 wins in 2014 and finished 31 games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Injuries were a huge contributor to the dismal season which featured an offense that was 17th in runs scored and a pitching staff that was 28th in ERA. One player who was plagued with injuries was outfielder Alex Rios, who will become a free agent after...
Via MLB Injury News
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Daniels: “Probably Unlikely” That More Pirates Personnel Follows Banister to Texas

Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels held a conference call this evening for members of the Texas and Pittsburgh media, making the hiring of Jeff Banister official. Most of the conference call discussed the hiring process, and general things that led the Rangers to select Banister as their new manager. One key bit of information that came up for the Pirates involved whether...
Via Pirates Prospects
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: New Texas manager is Pirates' Banister

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Texas Rangers have chosen Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager. The person confirmed multiple reports Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement from the Rangers. Banister got the nod over two other finalists, interim manager Tim Bogar...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

The Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels made it a point to get a new manager before October was over, and the Rangers made that happen today. Jeff Banister is now the new replacement for Ron Washington as the Rangers manager. Banister has been around baseball for quite some time and is thought of highly in the baseball world. His resume includes 29 seasons within the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers hire Jeff Banister as new manager

Jeff Baniser has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers. Banister has spent the last 29 years in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization as either a player or coach. His first shot at managing at the big league level will occur with the Rangers who have arguably the best roster of any of the available openings. The 49-year-old Banister appeared in just one big league game during...
Via Tireball.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers to name Jeff Banister manager

The Texas Rangers have hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister to be their new manager. Sources: #Rangers to hire #Pirates’ Banister as manager. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 16, 2014 The Rangers have not made an announcement but a news conference is expected Thursday. Banister replaces Tim Bogar, who served as interim manager for the final 22 games of...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Could Decide on Manager Position Soon; Banister Impresses in Interview

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Texas Rangers could decide on their new manager either today or Friday. We learned earlier in the week that the Rangers were down to three finalists — interim manager Tim Bogar, Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash, and Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister. Heyman notes that Bogar “earned the respect of key Rangers players”...
Via Pirates Prospects
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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