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Texas Rangers: Jon Jay Should Be Top Outfield Target

Losing outfielder Carlos Gomez has left somewhat of a void in the Texas Rangers outfield. The Rangers need pitching so paying top dollar for an outfielder isn't ideal. Would Jon Jay be a good fit in Arlington? Most of the Texas Rangers rumors this off-season have been about pitching. While that is i

NOLANWRITIN.COM - 2017-11-18 16:06:11

Don't expect the Rangers to move a pitcher in the offseason, but Jon Daniels should shop this starter...

Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights: Is there anyone unexpected the Rangers might trade? Bargain hunting: Rangers, ex-scout Todd Walther looking for the next Charli

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-18 14:00:00

Adrian Beltre wins MLB Personality of the Year award, still doesn't want you to touch his head

It looks like Adrian Beltre has one more reason to guard the top of his head this year. The Rangers' No.29 was just given the 2017 MLB Award for Personality for his hilarious antics on the field and in the dugout. Beltre only played in 94 games for the Rangers this season, but he every moment he wa

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-18 03:48:21

Examining the bottom tier of free agent starting pitchers on the market

A look at five pitching candidates who might be worth a flyer of a contract from the Rangers as they survey the bottom tier of free agent starters:RHP Michael Pineda Going after Pineda would be more long-range thinking - and gambling. He is coming back from Tommy John surgery and won't pitch in the

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-18 04:54:32

Beltre wins Personality of Year in MLB Awards

ARLINGTON -- The baseball world saw on July 30 why Adrian Beltre has been selected as the Personality of the Year in the Esurance MLB Awards. That was the day Beltre lined a double to left field off Orioles pitcher Wade Miley for the 3,000th hit of his career. When it was over, his family spilled on

MLB - 2017-11-18 01:57:17

How former Rangers fared in 2017: Yu's moves in LA, Dyson's rebound in SF and more

Here's an update on some of the more notable names from the past few years:Trade deadline playersYu Darvish, Los Angeles Dodgers, SP Darvish's time with the Dodgers featured mixed results. His first start is up there with his best games of the entire year. He went seven innings striking out 10 and g

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-18 02:15:00

Will Adrian Beltre be with The Texas Rangers Beyond 2018?

One of the best moves general manager Jon Daniels has made since becoming GM was signing infielder Adrian Beltre in 2011. Beltre's contract expires after 2018, but is there a chance he gets an extension? It's hard to imagine Adrian Beltre not being a part of the Texas Rangers organization. Sadly, th

NOLANWRITIN.COM - 2017-11-17 19:16:05

Winter-ball report: Tough ending to rough year

Noteworthy performances by Texas Rangers players in winter leagues on Thursday: -- RHP Tyler Ferguson allowed two runs in one inning during his final appearance for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League. In nine appearances overall, Ferguson had a 6.35 ERA with 22 base-runners allowed in 11 1/3 inning

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-17 15:48:41

Five things we learned about the Rangers from the 2017 GM meetings

Here's a look at the five biggest Rangers-related takeaways from the 2017 GM meetings:Nobody knows what Japanese star Shohei Otani is thinkingJeff Banister leaves open possibility of using 'pioneer' Shohei Otani as both pitcher, hitter if he joins Rangers Or in other words, none of the general manag

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-17 02:40:07

Texas Rangers: New York Yankees Want Jurickson Profar?

At one point, Profar was considered one of the Texas Rangers' top prospects. On August 31st, 2012, Profar received his first major-league call-up. On his first-career at-bat, he blasted a home run that was registered at 388 feet! From there, people surely said, "This is just the beginning. He's just

NOLANWRITIN.COM - 2017-11-17 13:17:06

Is there reason to be excited about the Rangers any time soon?

Kevin Sherrington, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights: When will it be appropriate to be excited about the Rangers again? As in, excited about their chances of contending? This rebuild or whatev

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-17 14:00:00

If the Rangers are to sign Shohei Otani by Christmas, there's much to do in little time

After a year worth of hype and speculation, the Shohei Otani sweepstakes figures to begin in earnest soon. Like next week. Of course, like all good baseball stories, it first begins with negotiation and ratification. The MLB Players Association has set Monday as a deadline for signing off on changes

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-17 01:32:01

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Jurickson Profar of interest to New York Yankees

Texas Rangers trade rumors: The New York Yankees are interested in Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman says that the Yankees have a crowded 40 man roster situation, and with the deadline for adding players in advance of the Rule 5 draft approachin


Shohei Ohtani's name is spelled "Ohtani"

Shohei Ohtani/Otani has a name whose spelling has been the subject of some confusion. Many outlets use "Otani," while other outlets use "Ohtani." I've been using "Ohtani" on here, as it has been my understanding that that is his preference. In any case, CAA, Ohtani's agents, have apparently clarifie


Poll: Should Texas sign Lance Lynn?

The Texas Rangers are in the market for starting pitching, and earlier this week, we did a poll on whether the Rangers should sign Alex Cobb for what Jon Heyman, in his predictions column, anticipates he will receive in free agency. Continuing along these same lines, Jon Heyman predicts that Lance L


Texas Rangers Receive Minors OF to Finish Sam Dyson Trade

The deal is officially finalized for reliever Sam Dyson. The San Francisco Giants have sent over a minor league outfielder as the player to be named later. What will he bring to the Rangers organization? The Texas Rangers traded reliever Sam Dyson in early June after his horrendous start. He struggl


Bargain hunting: Rangers, ex-scout Todd Walther looking for the next Charlie Morton(s)

ORLANDO, Fla. - Maybe you've heard this once or a dozen times already this offseason, but the Rangers have a dire need for pitching. It would help if said pitching came relatively inexpensively because, we are talking about buying in bulk. They need three starters. They need multiple relievers. They


'Young' Duo To Be Inducted Into Texas Sports Hall Of Fame

WACO (AP) - National championship-winning Texas quarterback Vince Young and former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young are among nine former athletes or coaches who make up the 2018 induction class for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The 2018 class was announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony is


Pitching market may determine DeShields' status

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Rangers' offseason plans have been known to change on the fly. Pitching is Texas' top priority this winter, as there is a need for possibly three starting pitchers as well as bullpen help. But the Rangers may not be able to fill all of their shopping needs given a thin free-agen


Twins can now outspend Rangers for Shohei Ohtani

The Texas Rangers have $3.535 million available to spend from their international bonus pool on free agents, which up until today was thought to be the most that any team could spend for international free agents still remaining in the 2017-18 J-2 class. The most prominent of those free agents, of c