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  1. MLB -- Texas Rangers need to have a fire sale

    Paul Swydan

    After bottoming out in the first half of 2014, the Rangers need to start fresh, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  2. First base options in Texas

    Doug Mittler

    Injuries have become a way of life for the Texas Rangers. ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney recently chronicled how the Rangers have dealt with an inordinate amount of ailments and remained a postseason contender. The list grew even longer Sunday ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  3. Rangers a contender despite injuries

    Buster Olney

    The 2014 Texas Rangers are illogical, from the inordinate number of injuries that have hit them, all the way through Friday's victory over the Indians. The Rangers have lost their first baseman (Prince Fielder), second baseman (Jurickson Profar), cat...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  4. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  5. Texas Rangers will be closer to goal of World Series title by acq...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    By acquiring Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers GM Jon Daniels will be a big step closer to delivering Texas a championship.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2013
  6. Ian Kinsler ready to contribute new contender in Detroit Tigers

    There won't be much talk about Ian Kinsler filling Prince Fielder's shoes in Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  7. 10 biggest holes on contenders

    Buster Olney

    A year ago, Marlon Byrd was coming off a season in which he had been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs and was limited to just 47 games, and he eventually settled for a make-good minor league deal with the New York Mets. Now he...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  8. Best trade fits for David Price - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which contenders need David Price the most, and which teams aren't a good fit.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  9. Texas Rangers seek help from wild-card contenders' opponents

    Richard Durrett and Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers players are making sure they do everything they can -- both on and off the field -- to get into the playoffs. That includes a few players texting motivational messages for former teammates or managers with a few teams who could impact th

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  10. Ranking aces of AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday, I ranked all the National League aces of postseason contenders. The list featured a mixture of young power arms and seasoned veterans with postseason experience. What's more important: ability or experience? While veteran savvy is importan...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  11. Justin Maxwell's grand slam in 10th gets Royals by Rangers

    Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 Sunday in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  12. Ranking bullpens for October contenders

    Jim Bowden

    A simple fact of the baseball postseason is you don't get in without a strong bullpen, and you certainly don't survive without one. These teams believe in their pens, and they tend to especially have supreme confidence in their closer. Almost inva...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  13. Rangers-Rays Preview

    Rangers-Rays Preview

    Preview | September 16, 2013
  14. Mapping playoff probabilities for each American League wild-card ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski maps out the playoff probability for each AL wild-card contender based on how they fare in each of their remaining series.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  15. First Pitch: It ain't over

    Andrew Marchand

    It ain't over for the New York Yankees. Not by a long shot. Not with their schedule. Now that the Yankees have fled Boston, they have the easiest schedule of any of the wild-card contenders. In fact, if they can sweep the last-place Blue Jays in T...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  16. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013