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  1. Deadline talk: 5 things to watch

    Richard Durrett

    We're less than two weeks away from the July 31 trade deadline and the Texas Rangers are in position to make some moves if they choose. But with any deadline, the club must prioritize, get prepared and decide what kind of value it places on the prosp...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  2. Texas Rangers setting bar high for rest of AL

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers are setting the gold standard for excellence in the American League.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2012
  3. Yu Darvish smiling and improving

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- Perhaps the best indication that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is getting more comfortable with each start was that his humor was in full force as he spoke with the media in an interview room just outside the visiting clubhouse at Comer...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  4. Unsung hero: Alex Avila

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- It might seem strange to choose a catcher that was 1-for-4 in Game 5 and is batting just .095 in the series as the unsung hero of the game. But Alex Avila's home run in the third inning tied the score and gave the Comerica Park crowd a lit...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  5. Gonzalez vs. lefties for NYY, Boston, Detroit

    Richard Durrett

    Let's look ahead to possible October matchups for the Rangers. LHP Mike Gonzalez gives them a situational lefty that can come in and face the top left-handed hitters for the Yankees, Red Sox and Tigers. And all three teams have some good hitters that...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  6. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 6, Rangers 5

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- Colby Lewis struggled and the Rangers didn't execute the little things well -- errors on Lewis and Michael Young and an inability to get a big sacrifice bunt down by Elvis Andrus -- but kept fighting with a late comeback in a 6-5 loss to D...

    Blog | August 02, 2011