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  1. Should Rangers stand pat this week?

    Richard Durrett

    That's what FanGraphs and ESPN.com contributor Dayn Perry thinks. He wrote about it today. Here were his thoughts on Texas: First, take the back-to-back American League champion Rangers. Last season, they barged to 96 wins in the regular season, whi...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  2. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 6, Rangers 2

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 to take the first game of this brief two-game series. More thoughts here: How it happened: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight innings and allowed just two runs on...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Ducks 5, Stars 4 OT

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- The Anaheim Ducks are moving on to the second round of the playoffs after coming back to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in Game 6 in Dallas on Sunday. How it happened: The Stars scored three goals in the first period to take control early. Da...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  4. Stars' captain provides critical spark

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- It didn't take long for Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn to get his team back in the game and the series Wednesday. After a first period where Stars coach Lindy Ruff said his team was outworked -- and Ruff admitted that it "wasn't often" ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 7, Rangers 1

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A wild sixth inning, complete with three Texas Rangers errors, six Seattle Mariners runs, an overturned replay call and an ejection, decided Monday's game. Seattle takes the first game of a four-game set, 7-1. Some quick t...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. Gators unnerved by UConn's 'gnats'

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Final Four started so well for the Florida Gators. They were hitting shots, dictating tempo and playing solid defense to take a 16-4 lead midway through the first half. They looked like the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  7. Hot Stove Talk: Bronson Arroyo

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Bronson Arroyo...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  8. Hot Stove Talk: Jerome Williams

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Jerome William...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. Hot Stove Talk: Ubaldo Jimenez

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Ubaldo Jimenez...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  10. Hot Stove Talk: Matt Garza

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Matt Garza ...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  11. Spring training preview: First base

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Spring training will arrive before you know it. To get you ready, we'll take a look at every position between now and February, when pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz. Today's position: First base For the first time sinc...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Rangers Rushmore: Nolan, Pudge, Michael, Juan

    Richard Durrett

    What if you could take a summer vacation to the Mount Rushmore of the Texas Rangers? Whose faces would you see? Here's our Rangers Rushmore. Give us yours. Nolan Ryan: You could argue that he saved the franchise twice, first as a player and then o...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  13. Who should be the Opening Day starter?

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Opening Day is now less than six weeks away. The Texas Rangers will take on the Houston Astros on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball on March 31 as the Astros officially join the American League. So who will throw the first pitch of the...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  14. Drill of the day: Bunting

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first thing outfield coach Gary Pettis looks for when he helps teach the pitchers how to bunt is fear. Yep, fear. "Have you seen how fast that ball is coming?" Pettis said. "It takes some repetition to get used to that and ...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  15. 10 spring issues: Can Mitch Moreland seize 1B?

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: With spring training rapidly approaching, let's take a look at 10 issues facing the club as it arrives in Surprise, Arizona. Today's issue: It's time for Mitch Moreland to fully seize the first base job. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Tex...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  16. Matt Harrison, Texas Rangers agree to five-year contract worth $5...

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a new five-year, $55 million contract with All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison, who passed a physical on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013