Sam MertenJon DanielsBack on July 11, I spent a couple innings with Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels inside a luxury suite at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington as the team finished a lousy four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles. His team would lose that day and limped into the All-S ... More >>
If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em? For years Vladimir Guerrero tormented the Texas Rangers. Now, in a sign that new owner Chuck Greenberg has money and moxy and motivation, the Rangers will this week sign the free-agent slugger to a one-year contract. While Tom Hicks, Jr. has some fun wit ... More >>
Seems like the Texas Rangers season ended months ago doesn't it? Don't look now, but the cool kids are still playing baseball. The League Championship Series start this week with Angels-Yankees and Dodgers-Phillies. According to national TV ratings, you're not looking at all - as Dallas/Fort ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Okay, let me snap off this Olive branch and extend it to the Christians this week. Peace? *Props to 103.3 FM ESPN Radio's Randy Galloway for landing the first in-depth interview with Texas Rangers ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Lots of you asking for a breakdown of the latest Arbitron PPM radio ratings for July. Not worth a separate item these days because - yawn - The Ticket's dynasty just rolls on. Dunham & Miller ... More >>
How you get shut down by Gio Gonzalez and then light up John Lackey I'll never know, but your Texas Rangers deflected the dirt from their coffin in Anaheim this weekend. I still don't think they'll catch the Angels or make the playoffs, but taking two of three in Californ ... More >>
Time to switch sagas?The good news: The Texas Rangers got seven more hits and two more runs last night than they did on Sunday. The bad news: They suck. With a 5-2 loss to the Angels, the Rangers - who held a 5 1/2-game lead to start the month - are now 2 1/2 games in arrears as we stumble in ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope of merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ventured down to the Mavs' draft last night and it was ... sad. Not the selection of Rodrigue Beaubois - though underwhleming - but more the lack of buzz. I remember when a much worse Mavs' orga ... More >>
This morning I wrote that you can never ever trust Vicente Padilla. Now, you won't have to. The Texas Rangers this afternoon requested outright waivers on the bean-balling, inconsistent, free-agent-to-be pitcher.
Trust him at your own peril.Guaranteed your Tuesday was better than the Texas Rangers. Josh Hamilton back on the disabled list. Another reminder why they can never ever trust Vicente Padilla. Allowed a 7-run inning to the Yankees, biggest against them all season. Even TV analyst Tom ... More >>
When it comes to your Texas Rangers, we're about to find out. Starting tonight at Yankee Stadium, the Rangers play their next 13 games against baseball's best teams - New York, the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers. Each of those teams is at least five games ab ... More >>
Dude is touching 57 on the gun today. Wow.Regardless the outcome of this afternoon's pitching duel between Vicente Padilla and Bobby Bragan, it's already - I'm sorry, I'm being told the Oakland pitcher is actually Dallas Braden - a successful April for the Texas Rangers. Not only has Texas no ... More >>
Seriously, who are these guys? With generally the same cast of characters that has face-planted out of the gate the last two seasons, the Texas Rangers are off to a dream start. Granted 2-0 gets only a subtle nod in Boston or New York or Anaheim, but in Arlington it's cause to get Laura Mi ... More >>
Upgrades be damned, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is dwarfed in size and stature by Jonestown Coliseum.Went out and toured "new" Rangers Ballpark last month. Well, not exactly new, but how about refurbished? New video scoreboard in left field. Information ribbons wrapping the place. A fashion ... More >>
From the same team that lost Adam Eaton in spring training 2006 just hours after general manager Jon Daniels announced his starting rotation comes news that top pitching prospect Eric Hurley has undergone rotator cuff surgery and is out for the 2009 season. In news that will surprise no one: Range ... More >>
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