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  1. High price tag for Soria?

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers are in free fall with 20 losses in their last 23 games, so general manager Jon Daniels appears willing to deal from his veteran crop of relievers. The Rangers are open to trading closer Joakim Soria, but are looking for two to th...

    Blog | July 12, 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. O's taking a look at Tomko

    Doug Mittler

    We are at the stage of the offseason when clubs tend to accelerate the signing of aging veterans to minor league contracts. One option will be Brett Tomko, who spent last season with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. Zach Li...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  4. How Texas can replace Holland

    Doug Mittler

    A freak injury to Derek Holland has the chance to significantly alter the pitching plans of the Texas Rangers. General manager Jon Daniels said Friday Holland fell on the stairs in his home, causing cartilage damage to his left knee. The left-han...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  5. The competition for Masahiro Tanaka

    Doug Mittler

    The Rakuten Eagles confirmed Christmas Day that star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would be made available via the posting system. Now that the holidays are over, the race to land the Japanese right-hander has begun in earnest, and as is the case with many...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  6. Monday Roundup: Mattingly deal near?

    Doug Mittler

    Don Mattingly has made no secret of his desire to land a contract extension after leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to an NL West title and a trip to the League Championship Series. With spring training about six weeks away, that may soon be happening....

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. Could Jameis Winston land with Rangers?

    Doug Mittler

    Jameis Winston has things other than baseball on his mind right now. Specifically, the Heisman Trophy winner will be behind center for Florida State in Monday's BCS championship game against Auburn. Winston also was used as a reliever and an outfi...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. Yanks could benefit from Choo deal

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers appear to have completed their major holiday shopping a few days before Christmas, reportedly reaching an agreement on a seven-year, $130 million contract with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. That means the Rangers will, in all likelih...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  9. What's next for Shin-Soo Choo?

    Doug Mittler

    The dominoes that have fallen before and during the MLB winter meetings have left Shin-Soo Choo, the top free agent outfielder left on the market, still searching for a job. There was some talk earlier Tuesday that the Arizona Diamondbacks were in...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  10. Ultimate Standings 2012 - No. 9 - Texas Rangers

    Doug Mittler

    This is ESPN The Magazine's 2012 Franchise Rankings entry for the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  11. MLB: Position battles that have popped up as spring training move...

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    Kyle McClellan didn't have designs on starting in the deep St. Louis rotation when he got to camp, but with Adam Wainwright on the shelf, it could be his job. Here are leaders and hunches in other unexpected position battles.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  12. MLB: Position battles that could be keys in the pennant race

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    In the second installment of Insider's position battles series, Jason Churchill and Doug Mittler look at the 10 battles that will most affect the pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  13. New MLB playoff format lowers the bar

    Doug Mittler

    At this week's owners meetings, Bug Selig indicated he would like to move ahead with expanding the playoffs. The commissioner should study the last few seasons before making that decision, because there would surely be some unintended consequences.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  14. Ultimate Standings 2011 - No. 12 - Texas Rangers

    Doug Mittler

    This is ESPN The Magazine's 2011 Franchise Rankings entry for the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  15. Ultimate Standings 2010 - No. 48 - Texas Rangers

    Doug Mittler

    This is ESPN The Magazine's 2010 Franchise Rankings entry for the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  16. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: the Rangers' platoon at catcher, who will replace Daniel Murphy at first for the Mets, the Indians' new left fielder and more.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010