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  1. Will Bogar stay in Texas?

    Doug Mittler

    Tim Bogar was praised for his work as interim manager of the Texas Rangers, but when it came time to picking a permanent replacement for the departed Ron Washington, general manager Jon Daniels instead selected Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister. S...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  2. Latest on Rangers' manager search

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers' managerial search took another step forward with word that two candidates are out of the mix. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, two external candidates - Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and former infielder ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. Could Daniels promote from within?

    Doug Mittler

    A dismal season for the Texas Rangers took another unexpected twist earlier this month when popular manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned, citing a personal matter. There was no talk of Washington's job being in jeopardy, so general manager Jo...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Rangers' managerial candidates

    Doug Mittler

    A dismal season for the Texas Rangers took another unexpected twist Friday when popular manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned, citing a personal matter. The Rangers have the worst record in baseball this season at 53-88, but there was no talk o...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  5. September call-up for Gallo unlikely

    Doug Mittler

    Texas Rangers' fans have had little to cheer about this season, so you can't blame them for wanting to get a September look at top prospect Joey Gallo, who hit his 40th homer of the season Sunday night for Double-A Frisco. Those fans will have to...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. Nats interested in Cotts?

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals are looking to bolster their bullpen via an August waiver deal and are interested in Texas Rangers left-hander Neal Cotts, reports MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Ladson adds the Rangers have yet to find an offer to their liking f...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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