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  1. Free-agent shopping list

    Todd Wills

    Here's the MLBPA-compiled list of the 147 players who are now free agents, which for the Rangers includes outfielder Nelson Cruz, pitcher Matt Garza and catchers A.J. Pierzynski and Geovany Soto: Atlanta Braves Luis Ayala Scott Downs Freddy Gar...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  2. Roy Oswalt passes physical, signs contract

    Richard Durrett

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt has passed his physical and signed his contract. Sources said earlier this week that the contract is worth $4 million, plus another $1 million in incentives based on the number of starts Oswalt m...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  3. Rangers make Roy Oswalt move official

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt has officially agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. The deal is pending a physical, which Oswalt will take Thursday. The club announced the acquisition of the 34-year-old free-agent p...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  4. Roy Oswalt gives Rangers some insurance

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It appeared that tonight's start against the Seattle Mariners was going to be a critical one in the Roy Oswalt sweepstakes. Well, not anymore. Scott Feldman will still toe the rubber tonight. And he'll probably do so for the ne...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  5. Cole Hamels is setting himself up for a mega deal in free agency ...

    Buster Olney

    By passing up the chance to sign an extension with the Phillies, Cole Hamels essentially doubled down on himself. As Buster Olney writes, that bet is about to pay off in a big, big way.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  6. Do you want Roy Oswalt now?

    Richard Durrett

    The news that Texas Rangers starter Neftali Feliz is on the disabled list with elbow inflammation certainly begs the question: Does the Rangers' interest in Roy Oswalt increase now? Much of that will be based on how serious this injury is. If the ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  7. Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels bothered by Josh Hamilton's choice o...

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Josh Hamilton's comments before spring training that he didn't "owe the Rangers" a hometown discount initially bothered him, but that the club isn't closing any doors.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  8. MLB spring preview and offseason review

    Jayson Stark

    Spring is finally here, can you believe it? Now let's take a look at the most intriguing spring storylines, the best and worst free-agent signings, the most improved and least improved teams, players to watch and much more.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  9. The five best remaining free agents

    Jim Bowden

    At this point in the offseason it's hard to find much value on the free-agent market. However, that doesn't mean the market is barren. Here's a look at who I think are the five best available guys still out there, plus an examination of some possible...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  10. Ryan Madson to the Cincinnati Reds, and other good value moves of...

    Buster Olney

    Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  11. Kansas City Royals have a new energy and are building to win in t...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there are already 60 Royals working out in Arizona, weeks before camp is scheduled to open, and the feeling around the players is that their time to win in the AL Central is near.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  12. From the Nationals to the Red Sox to Diamondbacks, running throug...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory goes through the remaining needs of all 30 MLB teams, writing what each must still accomplish before the start of spring training. For the Nationals, it's easy: Sign Prince Fielder. For others, it's not as clear.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  13. MLB's 10 best starting rotations - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney recalibrates his rankings for the 10 best rotations in baseball since few free agents are still out there to shift things.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  14. Notes: Free agents, C.J. Wilson, Joe Nathan, etc.

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few other random notes that came out during or after the Joe Nathan news conference: * Nathan's current Texas Rangers number is 63. He wore 36 in Minnesota, but that's C.J. Wilson's number. If the Rangers don't re-sign Wilson...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  15. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  16. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011