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    December 8, 2011

    Hell of a Day to Be a Texas Rangers Fan as Angels Snap up Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

    ​What you see at right is the artwork currently decorating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's website: side-by-side pics of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, both of whom are now Angels. The now-former Cardinal's deal is for 10 years and worth between $250 and $260 million, and is said to include a ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Exploring Texas Rangers' Options as Wheelin' and Dealin' Begins at Hilton Anatole

    Photo by Sam MertenThe scene yesterday afternoon in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole.​Likely bracing for the departure of free-agent hurler C.J. Wilson, the Texas Rangers have already inked former Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million contract and announced Neftali Feli ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Breaking Down the Texas Rangers Offseason Plans in the Wake of Coming So Close

    Photos courtesy Texas RangersNo need to place all of the blame on Nellie. There are plenty of other folks at fault for losing the World Series.​No matter how hard you try to find a scapegoat, the story of the 2011 World Series doesn't have a chapter about its version of Bill Buckner, nor shoul ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    The Top 10 Shows on the New ESPN/UT Network

    ​Yesterday ESPN and Texas agree to a 20-year, $300 million deal to launch a 24-hour Longhorn network in September. Planned programming includes sports, original series, studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural events. More precisely ESPN/UT hopes to televise at least one exc ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Texas Rangers Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training in About 100 Days

    ​OK, so now what? The Texas Rangers just produced their latest, greatest season. Tonight at 6 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington we'll toast the 2010 team one last time with not a victory parade, but more so a second-place appreciation party to be shown on Fox Sports Southwest and heard o ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Can the Texas Rangers Catch Fire? Or, for That Matter, Anything?

    ​We're at a rare, almost unprecedented and admittedly awkward spot in Texas Rangers' history. The Rangers will win the American League West, but they're still so far away with so much time left in the season that it makes for - honestly - some uninteresting and practically meaningless ba ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Bengie Molina. Cliff Lee. Jorge Cantu. Considering transactions like these this month, the Texas Rangers should be in bankruptcy every year. *If you remember the NFL back when it was a violen ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    July 1, 2010

    Rangers Win a Big Game and an Even Bigger Catcher

    ​Your Texas Rangers enter July with the best record in baseball. And a new starting catcher. While rookie pitcher Omar Beltre surrendered a homer to the first Major League hitter he faced and lasted only four innings, Vladimir Guerrero turned a game, a series - and perhaps a season - &nb ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Texas Rangers: More Buck For Their Bang

    ​Strangely successful season for your Rangers so far. In spring training manager Ron Washington admitted to using cocaine. Their catching tandem is Matt Treanor-Max Ramirez, instead of the planned Jarrod Saltalamacchia-Taylor Teagarden. Chris Davis is gone, and forgotten? Their elite closer ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    The Texas Rangers Are Putting Together a Winning, Weird Season

    Where would the Rangers be without Colby Lewis? And others.​I was at Texas Rangers' spring training out in Surprise, Arizona the day they signed journeyman catcher Matt Treanor. Honestly, it registered a .5 on my 1-10 scale. The Rangers had their catchers of the future in Jarrod Saltalamacc ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    April 30, 2010

    With a 22-Game Taste, Let's Circle the Bases: Last-Place Rangers Have First-Place Potential

    Ian Kinsler makes his season debut tonight against the Mariners and lefthander Cliff Lee, who's also making his first appearance of the year. ​While Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has cryptically blamed the refs yet again for his team's fourth first-round exit from the playoffs in the last seven y ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Texas Rangers: It Could Be Worse?

    ​You look at the Rangers' 9-11 start through 20 games and mumble "meh", same old Rangers. Right? But, believe it or not, this could be a lot worse. Consider: *Supposed ace Rich Harden is yet to make a quality start, issuing 18 walks in 17 innings. *Taylor Teagarden is 1 for 27. *Chris Da ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Rangers 5, Blue Jays 4: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Nothing better than seeing Roger Staubach and Nolan Ryan interacting before the game. Kind of gives us hope that - Ron Washington and Tiger Woods be damned - there are great role models who don't, in fact, make mistakes. 9. Typical Scott Feldman, huh? Made a couple of mistakes, but for t ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Texas Rangers: The Hits Keep a Comin'

    Neftali Feliz likes him. So should you.​I have no idea who or what Omega El Fuerte is. But if it's good enough for Texas Rangers' fireballin' phenom Neftali Feliz, it's good enough for me. When the ridiculous rookie enters a game over the weekend in a crucial series against the Seattle Mari ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Entrance Music: The Texas Rangers Have Hits and Ice Cream.

    Over on his Sportatorium blog this morning, Observer sports columnist Richie Whitt checks in with the head of the Texas Rangers' in-game entertainment, Chuck Morgan. Uh, why care? Well, 'cause of this: Morgan's the guy who runs the music at the Ballpark, and he helps the players decide what ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Pudge Over Potential

    ​I realize Pudge Rodriguez was brought here with the understanding he'd be a backup. But less than a week into his second coming, scuh-roo that! If starting Pudge throughout the three-game series against the Yankees that starts tonight in New York hurts Taylor Teagarden's wittle feewings or m ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Pudge a Ranger, Again!

    ​Wow. The greatest all-time Texas Ranger is coming home. Despite Kevin Richardson's two-hit debut in last night's win, the Texas Rangers are this close to trading for catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. The deal, according to a team source I just got off the phone with, would send two "mid-level" ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    I Glove Elvis Andrus

    Michael Who?It's taken one month to realize that Texas Rangers' rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus would be okay. It took one play last night to remember he's going to be a star. For once, I think it's safe to say the Texas Rangers knew what they were doing. In last night's 6-5 win over the Seattl ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Play Baaaaaaalllllllllll!

    No time to dilly-daddle this morning, as I'm headed out to Arlington for Texas Rangers' Opening Day. Gotta get there in time to beat some traffic, smell the fresh-cut grass and, of course, see former Prez George W. Bush throw out the first pitch. I know it'll never happen, but wouldn't Dubya's ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    Rangers Spring Training Grades

    Only 19 days until the Texas Rangers open the 2009 regular season at home against the Cleveland Indians. In other words, time for some mid-spring training grades. So far, so good I'd have to say. No major injuries. Josh Hamilton is pounding the ball. Michael Young is flawlessly fielding grounde ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Play Ball! 5 Players the Rangers Need to Have a Good Spring Training

    Spring has sprung. Look out your window. And turn on your radio. Not only is it supposed to hit 80 degrees here today, but the Texas Rangers make their Spring Training debut on new weekday home 105.3 The Fan in, oh, about three hours. I know yesterday was the unofficial official opene ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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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 >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    September 17, 2008

    Texas Rangers Will Try to Brighten Day of Kids Still Living at Convention Center

    Frank Librio, the city's director of public information, tells Unfair Park this morning that at last count there were 903 Hurricane Ike evacuees still living at the Dallas Convention Center, though an updated number is due within the hour. (Update: Says the city at 10 a.m., "The current registered h ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Sure, the Texas Rangers Are Fun and All. But There's Still Some Fixin' To Do.

    Your Texas Rangers' pitching staff and its major-league worst 5.26 ERA continued to prove last night that it rarely has the ability to keep opposing lineups in check, even when the opponent is the worst team in the American League. But the offense continued to do its part, helping Texas rally to gra ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    March 3, 2008

    Why Can't the Texas Rangers Always Play the Kansas City Royals?

    SURPRISE, Arizona -- After a week in Arizona I can honestly say the Texas Rangers have a chance to win the World Series. That is, if the league suddenly dissolves to just them and the Kansas City Royals. The Rangers beat K.C. 8-7 yesterday, improving to 3-0 against their Spring Training bunk mates. ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

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