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  1. 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
  2. Biogenesis case thorn in side of some contenders

    Jayson Stark

    The Rangers and Tigers seem to somewhat be caught in limbo as the Biogenesis case drags on with the trade deadline looming.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  3. White Sox, Phillies, Brewers must rebuild

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their teams are contenders, so I've decided to do it for them. Wednesday I examined three teams on the edge of contention, and explained w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. Key questions remaining for contenders

    Buster Olney

    We're less than a month from the start of spring training, and as one general manager said Monday, we've reached the stage of the winter where what you see is what get, for the most part. Most teams will do a little roster tinkering over th...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  5. Key questions remain for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers an...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at four burning questions facing four contenders as we approach the end of the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  6. No perfect options for Jim Thome if he wants to play on a contend...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through the list of teams that may be interested in trading for Jim Thome. Unfortunately for him, there are no perfect fits right now.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  7. W2W4: A quick trip to Fenway Park

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers begin a two-game series tonight in Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. It's the first of four series against teams many consider to be contenders for the American League crown this season -- at Boston (2), at Detroit (4), vs. NY...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  8. MLB - Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers should do ...

    Dayn Perry

    Dayn Perry of FanGraphs explains why the Rangers, Red Sox and Braves should all stand pat at the winter meetings.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  9. Lessons from AL MVP voting

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp was to the National League what Jose Bautista was to the American League -- a dominant offensive force who played exactly no games when his team was regarded as a legitimate playoff contender. Bautista became the most dangerous hitter in th...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  10. Like Jose Bautista, Matt Kemp could be affected by not playing fo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP vote proved voters consider playing for a winning team to be a big part of the "most valuable" argument. Matt Kemp may not be able to overcome this in the NL MVP voting. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  11. 2011 MLB Spring Training: Boston Red Sox D will improve

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions uses defensive projections to see which contenders will gain (and lose) the most on defense in 2011.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2011
  12. MLB: Rating the defenses for all MLB contenders this year

    Ben Jedlovec

    Baseball Info Solutions rates the defenses for all contending MLB teams and notes the role that defense will play on the road to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  13. Ranking contenders' lineups, from best to worst

    Jerry Crasnick

    Teams that have the ability to hit quality pitching usually thrive in the postseason. That said, which lineups among serious playoff contenders are the best?

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  14. Dog Days of August -- Can Texas Rangers hang on to AL West lead, ...

    Do the Texas Rangers have what it takes to survive the dog days of August and be playoff contenders? ESPN.com examines their chances.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2010
  15. Texas Rangers stay grounded in face of visit from AL East contend...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers aim to stay grounded in face of mediocre trip, visit from AL East powers.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2010
  16. Texas Rangers fantasy team preview

    Will Harris

    Will Harris previews the Texas Rangers from a fantasy perspective. They may not look like a contender, but that doesn't mean they don't have fantasy value.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2008