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  1. Los Angeles Dodgers begin new era with next ownership group comin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with the Dodgers' new ownership group, significant change for the franchise could come immediately. No longer will the Dodgers have a sagging payroll and fail to be impact players in the free-agent market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  2. Pittsburgh is getting close because it has more than mere good pl...

    Buster Olney

    Pittsburgh has had some good players come through in recent years, but the Pirates haven't had the kind of impact players that a franchise can build around. That may be changing, and so too might the fortunes of this underperforming franchise.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  3. Texas taking a whole new approach

    Larry Stone

    The Rangers are done throwing big money at mediocre, stopgap veterans. They will either go after impact players or let their young prospects play.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2007
  4. Five things that marked Nolan Ryan's tenure

    Todd Wills

    Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan had several memorable moments with the Texas Rangers as a player, from his two no-hitters to his 300th win and record-setting 5,000th strikeout. But he also made a big impact as team president and CEO. Here are a few highl...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  5. Texas Rangers seek help from wild-card contenders' opponents

    Richard Durrett and Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers players are making sure they do everything they can -- both on and off the field -- to get into the playoffs. That includes a few players texting motivational messages for former teammates or managers with a few teams who could impact th

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  6. Rangers find another way to rally

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington held a roll call after Friday's 9-5 win over the Houston Astros, listing the various players, young and old, who had an impact in an eighth inning that lifted the Rangers to another comeback victory. ...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  7. Leury Garcia's versatility valuable

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Lost in the shadows cast by highly-ranked prospects Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt is another player who could have an important impact on the Texas Rangers in 2013. Leury Garcia, who turns 22 in late March, is going about his busin...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  8. Trade deadline bolsters already strong Rangers, Reds and Angels p...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets unveils his lineup for Week 17 of Baseball Challenge and assesses the impact of trade-deadline deals to the BCC player pool

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  9. Rangers Magazine: Scouting director

    Bryan Dolgin

    It's not the NFL or the NBA draft where a player gets picked and is expected to be an impact player almost immediately. The MLB draft that occurs annually in June is more of an investment where it most likely will take three to five years for the gi...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  10. 2012 MLB draft: Evaluating the draft classes of AL teams

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the work done in the MLB draft by American League teams. The Blue Jays employed a solid strategy and may have added a lot of talent, but they weren't alone.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  11. Carlos Pena, Ross Detwiler, Dustin Pedroia among rising options i...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass looks at the risers and fallers in points leagues early in the season.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  12. Prospects who may not have to wait

    Buster Olney

    Colleague Keith Law released his top 100 prospects list today, and this includes a bunch of youngsters who won't reach the big leagues until late in 2014 or 2015. But there will be some young players who will have an immediate impact this com...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  13. Matt Moore, Jesus Montero and other prospects who could make the ...

    Buster Olney

    With Keith Law's top 100 prospects debuting today, Buster Olney looks at 10 guys who may not have to wait to make the big leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  14. Keys to victory in ALCS

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers followed very similar paths to the American League Championship Series. Over the last 12 months, both signed impact free agents and made shrewd trades for undervalued players in the offseason and at the July 31 tr...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  15. Stephen Strasburg leads notable players who could make fantasy im...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey lists a number of younger players who could make an impact in September once they join their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  16. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011