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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
3 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
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Manager hired, Jon Daniels sets sights re-signing pitcher Colby Lewis

The completion of the managerial search will allow general manager Jon Daniels to focus on putting together a roster for next season. He had tabled that while focusing on getting a manager. Daniels said his first duty is to resume communication with Alan Nero, who represents potential free-agent right-hander Colby Lewis. The Rangers want to bring back Lewis and have exclusive negotiating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 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
6 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers eye Daniels deal by spring

Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis said he would like to extend the contract of general manager Jon Daniels by the time spring training starts. Daniels has one year remaining on his contract and was given the lead role in hiring the franchise's 18th full-time manager over the past two months. The job went to Jeff Banister, who signed a three-year deal with a club option for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers eye Daniels deal by spring

Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis said he would like to extend the contract of general manager Jon Daniels by the time spring training starts. Daniels has one year remaining on his contract and was given the lead role in hiring the franchise's 18th full-time manager over the past two months. The job went to Jeff Banister, who signed a three-year deal with a club option for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

Jeff Banister will be introduced Friday morning as the Texas Rangers’ manager after edging out front-runner Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash for the full-time duty of replacing Ron Washington. Banister, a longtime Texas resident, joins the Rangers after spending four seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bench coach under Clint Hurdle, the Rangers’ hitting coach in 2010 and someone whom...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers name Jeff Banister as new manager

Though Tim Bogar may have once seemed the favorite to be the Texas Rangers’ new manager, the team decided to make a wholesale change in their dugout. On Thursday, Texas named Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as its new skipper. The hiring was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Bogar served as the Rangers’ interim manager following Ron Washington’s resignation on...
Via The Outside Corner
8 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
8 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...
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9 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
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers decline option on Alex Rios

Alex Rios had a horrible season for the Texas Rangers in 2014. The outfielder suffered from injuries during the second of the season which hampered his production. Rios was due to make $14 million in 2015 if the team picked up his option, instead they chose to pay him $2 million. The Rangers are declining outfielder Alex Rios’ $14 million option, as expected. The club chose...
Via My Sports Rumors
9 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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers decline $14 million option on outfielder Alex Rios

The Rangers are declining outfielder Alex Rios' $14 million option, as expected. The club chose instead to pay the $2 million buyout on the veteran outfielder, who now becomes a free agent. Word is, the team has informed Rios of its decision, which would not come as a surprise to him following a year in which he struggled with thumb and ankle injuries. Rios has been a solid...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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