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  1. Fielder's injury reminds of Chris Davis trade

    David Schoenfield

    So you want to be a major league general manager? Think of the ripple effect of one bad move. At the trade deadline in 2011, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, tired or frustrated with the production of perennial tease Chris Davis, trad...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Best deadline deal ever: Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Throughout July we're presenting 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade-deadline deal ever made by each team. We've covered the AL East, NL East, AL Central and NL Central so far, and are now on the AL West. THE TEAM: Texas Rangers THE YEAR: 2007 ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  3. Ten guys facing the most pressure in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    Does pressure exist in baseball? We've made heroes and goats of those who performed -- or didn't perform -- in the game's biggest moments. But those are usually isolated snippets of time in a postseason game, when the results of one at-bat or a few g...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  4. Rangers suddenly look vulnerable

    David Schoenfield

    The Texas Rangers took over possession of first place in the American League West on April 9, the fourth game of the season. They held that position every day since then, all by themselves, 182 consecutive days. Until now. Now they're in danger...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  5. Rangers fans stuffing the All-Star ballot box

    David Schoenfield

    When I was a kid, I loved filling out the All-Star ballot. When Alvin Davis was a rookie in 1984 and tearing up the league, my friends and I procured huge stacks of ballots and spent the entire game writing in his name (he wasn't on the ballot). We k...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  6. Rangers have the sweet look of greatness

    David Schoenfield

    It's too early to call the Texas Rangers a great team, but it's also not too early to get excited by their 13-3 start. What's makes the Rangers impressive is they can beat you in so many ways. They even pulled out some small ball in the 11th inning t...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  7. Over/under: Wins for Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Can the Texas Rangers make it back to a third consecutive World Series? They won 96 games in 2011, scoring 855 runs (third in the AL) and allowing 677 (fifth in the AL). While the Rangers' offense gets most of the attention, you can make the argum...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. Rangers ink Holland; what about Hamilton?

    David Schoenfield

    The Texas Rangers signed pitcher Derek Holland to a five-year extension that includes club options for 2017 and 2018. Richard Durrett reports those options are for $11 and $11.5 million, salaries that will be a bargain if Holland stays healthy and pi...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  9. Ten moves that turned around the Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    Jon Daniels became the Texas Rangers' general manager following the 2005 season. The Rangers weren't a complete mess at the time; they'd won 79 games in 2005 and the year before they'd won 89. But that '05 team really did only one thing well: It hit ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  10. Possible future home for Joey Votto?

    Richard Durrett

    Joey Votto doesn't become a free agent until after the 2013 season. But ESPN.com's Sweet Spot feels it's never too early to look at the possible destinations for a top-notch player. So David Schoenfield took a look at six teams that could be go after...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  11. Joey Votto's future: Early speculation

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'll admit it: I feel a little guilty writing this post. But sometimes you have to take one for the team and give the readers what they want. And you readers want to know where Joey Votto ends up when he becomes a free agent after the 2013. (S...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  12. Rangers versus Angels: Tale of the tape

    David Schoenfield

    This exercise has no scientific value whatsoever. But it's fun. Let's go position by position and see whether the Texas Rangers or Los Angeles Angels rate higher. For the purpose of this discussion, we'll assume the Rangers will sign Yu Darvish. C...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. Cards complete comeback: Series champs

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- You fight through the monotony of fielding practice in spring training. The sore elbows, the back pain, the starts when you leave your fastball in the bullpen, and maybe a surgery or two at some point in your career. Chris Carpenter m...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  14. Pain, agony: Cardinals win all-time thriller

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- At the end of "Ball Four," the greatest book about baseball ever written, pitcher/author Jim Bouton writes, "You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the tim...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  15. Albert Pujols destroys error-prone Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Well, Alexi Ogando did finally get Allen Craig out. He did not, however, retire Albert Pujols. Neither did Mike Gonzalez and Darren Oliver. Pujols had perhaps the greatest single-game performance by a hitter in World Seri...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  16. Rangers tie World Series with dramatic rally

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- A famous philosopher named Joaquin Andujar who resided in St. Louis once uttered the classic phrase, "You never know." On this night, never was that statement more true. Game 2 of the World Series belonged to the St. Louis Cardinal...

    Blog | October 20, 2011