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  1. More teams interested in Gee?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the San Diego Padres to the list of teams at least "kicking the tires" on Dillon Gee and/or Jonathon Niese, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Rubin says the Mets prefer to trade Gee and no deal is considered imminent. The Texas ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. What we're tracking ...

    Doug Mittler

    While everyone was waiting for Jon Lester to make up his mind, the Chicago White Sox took the most pro-active approach on Day One of the winter meetings. By the end of the day, Chicago had a new top-tier starter in Jeff Samardzija, according to ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. Rangers eye Andrew Cashner?

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers are looking to add a starting pitcher and apparently are interested in a righthander with deep roots in the Lone Star State. The Rangers are focused "on adding a controllable starting pitcher via trade and Texan-born, TCU-educate...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  4. Rangers check in on Saunders

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers are looking for an outfielder and have checked in with the Mariners on Michael Saunders, tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Saunders, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time, posted a career-best .273/.341/.450 slash lin...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  5. Rising price for Justin Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    One player who was likely more than a bit interested in Monday's spending spree by the Boston Red Sox is Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, who is scheduled to hit the free agent market next winter. "Hanley Ramirez turns 31 in Dec. and just g...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  6. Will Mike Maddux stay in Texas?

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers bypassed Mike Maddux as their new manager, but there are signs he could return for his seventh season as pitching coach. Maddux, whose contract is up on Halloween, told Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com he has had "positive talks...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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