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  1. Rangers still searching for early runs

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After a couple of dramatic comebacks, the Texas Rangers head to Tampa Bay with a series win and the hope of a solid start in spite of numerous injuries. But a team can't live on ninth-inning rallies for an entire season. And th...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Who should be Rangers Nos. 3-5 starters?

    Richard Durrett

    The next couple of days should be interesting from a starting rotation perspective. The fact that minor league games are up and running means that the Texas Rangers can free up spots in the Cactus League games for a couple of auditions. When spri...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  3. Rangers fantasy countdown: No. 5

    Richard Durrett

    I asked a couple of fantasy experts at to count down their top 5 Texas Rangers in terms of fantasy value for the 2014 season. Perhaps this will help some of you in your upcoming drafts. Tristan H. Cockcroft and Eric Karabell will give us ...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. David Freese (yeah, that guy) joins Angels

    Richard Durrett

    The Los Angeles Angels have a new third baseman, one that Texas Rangers fans will certainly recognize. David Freese, who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series over the Texas Rangers (especially with a couple of huge, late-game hits in G...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  5. Can Yu Darvish be like Verlander and Wainwright?

    Richard Durrett

    Watching the last couple of nights of elimination games in the playoffs was an education on what it means to step up and perform at your best on the mound when the stakes are the highest. The Cardinals' Adam Wainwright and the Tigers' Justin Verla...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  6. Bowden: Some trade proposals for Texas

    Richard Durrett's Jim Bowden, a weekly guest on Fitzsimmons & Durrett on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, has a couple of trade proposals involving the Texas Rangers. You can read his post here (insider). He mentioned one of them on the air. Here's that proposal: J...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  7. Derek Holland wants to finish off hitters

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- For the first outing of Cactus League play, Derek Holland's only regret is that he didn't finish off a couple of hitters. Holland gave up six hits, but none of them were particularly hard-hit balls. He got his three innings of ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  8. 10 spring issues: Who is the fifth starter?

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: We complete our spring issues series over the next couple of days as pitchers and catchers prepare to report in Surprise, Ariz., for spring training. Today's issue: Who is the fifth starter? SURPRISE, Ariz. -- This is clearly one...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  9. Buzz: Mike Napoli, Robbie Ross work toward return

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers are hoping a couple of injured players return to the active roster in the next week. Catcher Mike Napoli will start a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco as part of the Texas League Championship Series. Fris...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  10. Michael Young leaves park to attend birth

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young left the Thursday's game against the Twins in the fifth inning to be with his wife, Cristina Barbosa, for the birth of the couple's third child. Mitch Moreland was in the on-deck circle to bat for Young as the fif...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 5, Rangers 2

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers couldn't come through in the clutch, struggling with runners in scoring position, and Matt Harrison gave up a couple of homers in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Some quick notes on the game: What it mea...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  12. W2W4: Trades, White Sox

    Richard Durrett

    The Chicago White Sox come to town for a three-game series with the trade deadline as a backdrop. And like the Rangers, the White Sox wouldn't mind a top-flight pitcher down the stretch. But the series features a couple of division leaders. That shou...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  13. Stocks: Roy Oswalt up, catchers down

    Richard Durrett

    Our weekly stock report, as always, features players that are trending up and others who have struggled over the past week. STOCK UP Roy Oswalt: After trending down with a couple of rough starts prior to the All-Star break, Oswalt bounced back...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  14. Stock report: Adrian Beltre up, bats down

    Richard Durrett

    It was a 3-3 road trip over the past week prior to the Texas Rangers' off day on Thursday. So let's take stock of this team the past week: STOCK UP Adrian Beltre: He had three multi-hit games and hit .333 on the six-game road trip with a couple...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  15. Michael Young chats with Ivan Rodriguez

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- A couple of the all-time "faces of the Texas Rangers franchise" talked by phone Wednesday morning. Veteran Michael Young and retiring catcher Ivan Rodriguez chatted briefly as Rodriguez announced he would retire as a Ranger. The club h...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  16. Confidence boost for Joe Nathan?

    Richard Durrett

    It wasn't a save situation, but after Joe Nathan's last appearance, did it matter? Nathan was loose and ready and even after the Rangers scored a couple of runs late to make it a 6-2 game Saturday, manager Ron Washington and pitching coach Mike M...

    Blog | April 15, 2012