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Vicente Padilla

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    October 8, 2010

    Colby Lewis: Another One of JD's Genius Moves

    Sam MertenJon Daniels​Back 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 >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    March 18, 2010
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    February 4, 2010
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    January 11, 2010

    Your Texas Rangers Have Money! And Vladimir Guerrero!!

    ​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 >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    October = Baseball Bummer

    ​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 >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    August 28, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.28.09

    ​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 >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.14.09

    ​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 >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Rangers 2, Angels 1

    ​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 >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Angels 5, Faders 2

    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 >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Whitt's End: 6.26.09

    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 >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    See Ya, Padilla

    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.

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    June 3, 2009

    Yankees 35, Spankees 13

    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 >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Are They Real or Fake?

    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 >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Rangers Survive April, and The Aporkalypse

    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 not had any players succumb to the international fl ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    The Texas Strangers

    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 Miller ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    New Park. Old Rangers?

    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-forward brick wall behind home plate. My thumbs-up review is here. With a heralded youth movement playin ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Bad Rangers' Pitching News and it's Only Friggin' January

    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: Ranger ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Star on Ice, or: Trying to Put Sean Avery's Suspension in Context

    Below, as you can see, we've added the video containing the, um, sloppy remarks for which Dallas Star Sean Avery received his indefinite suspension last night from National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman. Meanwhile, back in New York, Newsday's Arthur Staples is among those calling out the c ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008
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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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    July 17, 2008

    Plan See

    With blueprints A and B trashed, the Rangers have stumbled onto a visually stimulating development

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Tom Hicks is Now a Global Billionaire Bozo

    He's a vilified clown of an owner on two continents. Or at least he should be.

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    December 10, 2007

    Seriously, Tom Hicks, Just Sell the Texas Rangers and Stop Pretending Like You Give a Damn

    Warning: Objects in your mirror may be more pissed off than they appear. Take cover Rangers fans, Milton Bradley is coming. In a move that makes you wonder why they ever really got rid of Kenny Rogers or Royce Clayton or even Eddie Chiles, the Rangers have agreed to a contract with one of baseball ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Rangers: The Texas Treadmills

    Your Rangers yet again perfect the art of going nowhere fast

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    October 2, 2007

    The Texas Rangers Provided Us With Yet Another Season in Hell

    Another season, another last-place finish, another shrug, another yawn. In the wake of an obscure 75-87 disappointment that has already camouflaged itself alongside the other 22 losing seasons in franchise history, you’d like to hear something drastic or at least different from the Texas Rangers. ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    Boy Blunder

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

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    June 28, 2007

    Rangers Redux

    Desperate for an assist from Dallas, the Rangers implement yet another rebuilding plan

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    April 5, 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 29, 2007

    Welcome Wagon

    Tony Blei Sammy Sosa was more than so-so this spring. Which doesn't mean anything, we know. Less'n he can pitch. The Texas Rangers invite you to show up tonight as the team returns from spring training. Especially if you can pitch. I praise the Rangers' pitching staff one day, and next thing you k ... More >>

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    March 29, 2007

    Play It Again, Sammy

    Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?

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    March 26, 2007

    So Here's To You, Mr. Robinson

    Robinson Tejeda will pitch Your Texas Rangers' home opener in a few days. Oh...joy? The Rangers' pitching staff looks decent -- which, putting it in perspective, means it's as good as any time since the late 1990s. Kevin Millwood's a workhorse ace. Vicente Padilla is a bulldog. And newcomer Brandon ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    Washington Monument

    New Rangers manager injects hope and, yep, even optimism in Arlington

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    December 27, 2006

    Danks For Nuthin'

    Adios, John Danks, we hardly knew ya. No, seriously. We don't even know if this is a picture of John Danks. We're just taking a shot in the dark here. I'd swear during baseball's winter meetings earlier this month I heard Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels say something to the effect of, "Bla ... More >>

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    December 13, 2006
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    September 28, 2006

    Déjà Boo

    Another Rangers season ends in a familiar Hunt for Dead October

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    August 17, 2006

    P.O.'d at T.O.

    Really, I think we can all do without a little Terrell Owens these days; it's 104 out, last thing I wanna think about's football. Wake me in November. Till then, you can read this Sports Illustrated Web site story about precisely why Owens finally got his ass back to practice yesterday after he took ... More >>

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