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  1. King Felix influenced Texas pick Luis Ortiz

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Luis Ortiz, taken 30th overall by the Texas Rangers, says he never had a pitching coach. So how did he learn to pitch well enough to get drafted so high? He watched Felix Hernandez and modeled his mechanics after the Cy Young A...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Yu Darvish still can't solve A's hitters

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The green Oakland Athletics jerseys are kryptonite for Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish. It begs the question: Are the A's in Darvish's head? The 2013 Cy Young runner-up did not have his usual fastball command on Monday in the ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Darvish not worried about thumb

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish said he isn't concerned about the cut on his right thumb and is looking forward to going up against Seattle Mariners ace and former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez on Wednesday. Darvish cut th...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. How can Yu Darvish improve in 2014?

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It might be a bit of folly, asking how a guy who finished runner-up in the AL Cy Young balloting and came within one out of a perfect game can improve on the mound in 2014. But the reality is Darvish can improve. He knows it and so...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  5. When is 'right time' to extend Yu Darvish?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We've seen some big-time contracts given out to pitchers this offseason. Clayton Kershaw, fresh off his second NL Cy Young Award, agreed to a seven-year, $215 million deal, the richest ever handed out for a pitcher. Yes, that's a ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  6. Greg Maddux: 'Sky is the limit' for Darvish

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Greg Maddux, whose Hall of Fame career includes four straight Cy Young Awards and 18 Gold Glove Awards, heaped praise upon Rangers starter Yu Darvish on Thursday. "The sky is the limit for him," Maddux said. "He's got four qual...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. Darvish 'honored' to be Cy Young finalist

    Richard Durrett

    Yu Darvish finished second to Max Scherzer in the BBWAA Cy Young balloting released on Wednesday. The runner-up showing matches the highest finish ever by a Ranger, joining Fergie Jenkins, who was second to Oakland's Jim "Catfish" Hunter in 1974. Dar...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  8. Darvish 2nd in Cy Young; could impact deal

    Richard Durrett

    Yu Darvish didn't win the Cy Young on Wednesday. That went to Detroit's Max Scherzer, thanks to an impressive season that included 21 wins, a 2.90 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. But Darvish's runner-up showing did move him one step closer to turning the 2017 y...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  9. Darvish moving up Cy Young standings?

    Richard Durrett

    There's been a lot of chatter this week about Yu Darvish and whether he has another level he can reach. Honestly, I don't think the debate about whether he's an ace is really much of a debate. I think he is one. But that doesn't mean he has reached h...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Yu Darvish nearly perfect

    Richard Durrett

    Goodness. That was simply amazing. Yu Darvish sends a nearly-perfect signal to start the 2013 season that he will be in the Cy Young conversation, which shouldn't be a shock after what he did to finish the 2012 season. So this Rapid Reaction will foc...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  11. 2013 spring training - Texas Rangers counting on Derek Holland

    Richard Durrett

    How Derek Holland performs will determine the strength of the Rangers' rotation.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  12. You pick: Zack Greinke or Josh Hamilton?

    Richard Durrett

    What if the Texas Rangers' big-ticket offseason choices came down to Zack Greinke or Josh Hamilton? We know the Rangers need another starter, preferably one who can pitch in the top tier of the rotation. But the Rangers also have had the luxury of...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  13. Karabell: Alexi Ogando will have big 2013

    Richard Durrett

    Eric Karabell, one of the fantasy sports writers at ESPN.com, posted his bold predictions for pitchers on his blog and notes his pitcher to watch for the Texas Rangers this season. His comment: Yu Darvish will be the ace, and a Cy Young Award conten...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  14. Matt Harrison, Yu Darvish get Cy Young votes

    Richard Durrett

    In the closest vote since 1969 (which was a tie), Tampa Bay Rays' David Price won the 2012 AL Cy Young Award over Justin Verlander by four points. Price got 14 first-place votes to Verlander's 13. Fernando Rodney got the other first-place vote. Vo...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  15. Will a Ranger make Cy Young top 5?

    Richard Durrett

    The American League and National League Cy Young Awards will be announced tonight at 5 p.m. CT on MLB Network. And unlike last year, when Justin Verlander earned every first-place vote, it's a wide-open race. We do know that a Texas Ranger will n...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  16. Matchup: Derek Holland vs. Justin Verlander

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The second game of this three-game set features a celebration of the Texas Rangers' all-time team as part of the 40th anniversary and the induction of Eric Nadel into the club's Hall of Fame. After that, though, 2011 Cy Young and ...

    Blog | August 11, 2012