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  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Cruz-ing to Another World Series: Rangers-Tigers ALCS Game 5 Preview and Open Thread

    Photos by Sam MertenNelson Cruz giving me a free ticket to the gun show last year.As the trade deadline approached in July 2006, it seemed inevitable that Jon Daniels would make a bold move to bolster a mediocre offense in his first season as general manager. He targeted the best hitter on the mar ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Michael Young: Half Man, Half Hitting Machine

    Though slumps and stardom, all Michael Young does is hit.

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    February 23, 2011

    Making the Best of a Bad Situation: What Texas Should Do to Resolve Michael Young Mess

    Photos by Sam Merten​Even before Michael Young demanded to be traded, the likelihood that he'd swap uniforms before the expiration of his contract in 2013 seemed like a long shot at best. Despite a résumé that includes six All-Star nods, a batting title, an (undeserving) Gold Glove and five cons ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    January 5, 2011

    Yo, Adrian! Rangers Officially Ink Beltre to Six-Year, $96 Million Contract

    Photos by Sam MertenJon Daniels, Adrian Beltre, Ron Washington and Scott Boras celebrate Beltre's new contract. Nolan Ryan, Chuck Greenberg and Thad Levine were also on hand for the occasion.​As we speculated on the night Cliff Lee agreed to his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Michael Young OK With Moving Again. But Where?

    ​Your Texas Rangers whiffed on Cliff Lee and Zack Greinke, instead settling for Brandon Webb and Arthur Rhodes. I don't mind the signing of Webb because he's another low-risk, high-reward guy. He only costs $3 million, and what if he - 18 months after a reconstructive shoulder surgery - retur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    As Rangers Look to Add Another Game to Division Lead Tonight, a Reminder of the Architect of This Surprising Bunch

    Photos by Sam MertenAll-Stars Josh Hamilton and Elvis Andrus​As Richie mentions in this week's paper version of Unfair Park, the Texas Rangers could be headed toward their winningest season in franchise history, as they nabbed their 50th win of the season last night and increased their lead to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Some Random, Frustrated Thoughts on Your Texas Rangers

    Yeah, he had some help. But he blew it.​*Catching and throwing the ball has rarely been a problem this season, but yesterday's 5-3 loss was hideously reminiscent of years gone by. First off, I blame C.J. Wilson. The worst thing you can do when protecting a 1-run lead is walk the l ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009
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    February 5, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    Grading Rangers GM Jon Daniels' Third Year

    As we mentioned yesterday, Jon Daniels is entering his fourth year as Texas Rangers general manager. He started off with a bang in year one, trading Alfonso Soriano in his first move and dealing Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez less than two weeks later. Unfortunately, he received very little in retu ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    A Christmas List for Jon Daniels

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, who spent most of last week his colleagues in Las Vegas for baseball's Winter Meetings, has been relatively quiet as the offseason reaches the halfway point. Thus far, he has dealt Gerald Laird to the Detroit Tigers and Wes Littleton to the Boston Red Sox f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    The Texas Strangers

    Another in a long line of shining, yet ultimately hollow moments. Another American League All-Star Game victory. Another significant Rangers contribution to the win. But in the big photo, does it really matter? Texas shortstop Michael Young provided the game-winning sacrifice fly in the ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Past the Halfway Mark, the Texas Rangers Look Like Contenders and Pretenders

    While the All-Star Game is two weeks away, Your Texas Rangers are officially past the halfway point in the season and sit seven and a half games back of Los Angeles in the American League West following last night's drubbing at the hands of the New York Yankees. Which means it's that time of year wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Arm-Chair Managing in the Hours Before Ron Washington's Fired

    It's less than a month into the baseball season, and the Texas Rangers have already hit rock bottom. Texas is tied with the Washington Nationals for the worst record in the bigs at 7-19, and team president Nolan Ryan is scheduled to meet this weekend with a different Washington (Ron) and general man ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

    Is baseball's youngest general manager man enough to rebuild the Rangers?

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    June 20, 2007
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    April 5, 2007

    Mood Swings

    The Rangers' hitting coach is remarkable, resilient and really good at his job

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    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    The Lone Ranger

    Whenever we see a picture of Chris Young in a Padres uniform, we cry just a little. Then we drink and cry some more. Then we drunk-dial Adam Eaton. Since firing Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter a week ago, general manager Jon Daniels has been quiet about a replacement. Hitting coach Rudy Jaramil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2006

    Stupid Is As Stupid Does

    Dean Karnazes is running, running, running into the record books. Us, we can barely bother to drive anywhere these days, much less run. Like Forrest Gump, one day Dean Karnazes (rhymes with oh-NASS-is) just started running. And so far, he hasn't stopped. If you're looking for a kook crazier than Ter ... More >>

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Déjà Boo

    Another Rangers season ends in a familiar Hunt for Dead October

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    September 25, 2006

    The Hunt for Dead October

    The Rangers will probaby finish the season below .500. For that, you have these two men to thank, among many. And, no, that's Jon Daniels at left, not Tom Hicks' bat boy. Alas, another fall without baseball has arrived in the metroplex. I took a masochistic field trip to the Texas Rangers' home fina ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    The Young and the Peerless

    Baseball's best-kept secret plays in your backyard

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    July 11, 2006

    Mean Guys Finish First

    He may be the starting AL pitcher tonight, but this is how we'll always remember Kenny Rogers. Most of us--fine, I--watch baseball about three times a year: Opening Day (Oh, the excitement!), the World Series (Oh, I wonder where the Texas Rangers are) and the All-Star Game (Oh say can you see the s ... More >>

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    June 6, 2006

    The Texas Strangers

    Don't look now--no, really, don't look, you might miss the Mavs in the NBA Finals--but your baseball team is somehow in first place into June. I say somehow because, considering the moves that have backfired, what the Texas Rangers are accomplishing would make David Blaine do a double-take. Consider ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The Curse of Sucking

    Is this the year the Texas Rangers finally...? Nah.

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    February 16, 2006

    Doogie Howser, G.M.

    A young dog teaches the Rangers to forget old tricks

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    September 1, 2005

    Blame Game

    The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005
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    March 31, 2005

    What, Them Worry?

    The Rangers seem happy. It must be a plot.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
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    September 16, 2004

    Cheer Up

    Rangers fans must remember this: It coulda been worse

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    April 8, 2004
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    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

    No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season

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    March 11, 2004

    Young's Town

    Texas' popular new shortstop is the man of the moment

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