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  1. Is Chris Kaman injury-prone or unlucky?

    Jeff Caplan

    Chris Kaman, the Dallas Mavericks' new starting center, has said there's no secret for success this season: Stay healthy. Hey, easier said than done. In fact, it's been a monumental challenge throughout Kaman's previous nine seasons. So is he inju...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  2. New Mavs will take it to the rack more

    Jeff Caplan

    To suggest that the Dallas Mavericks' new backcourt combo of point guard Darren Collison and shooting guard O.J. Mayo will attack the rim with greater frequency than the old guard of Jason Kidd and Jason Terry is like saying Dirk Nowitzki is tall. It...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  3. Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Alex Cobb

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final game of this three-game set features LHP Matt Harrison for the Texas Rangers and RHP Alex Cobb for the Tampa Bay Rays. The finale of this 10-game homestand starts at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. Here's a l...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  4. Rested Alexi Ogando on top of his game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With 33 games to go, Alexi Ogando has pitched 115 2/3 fewer innings than in all of 2011 -- that's not a misprint -- and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't the least bit disappointed. Ogando was an All-Star a season ago ...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  5. Wild, often strange offseason will churn rumor mill

    Jeff Caplan

    Approaching the one-month mark to the start of Dallas Mavericks training camp, the bouncing of basketballs can't get here soon enough to end a wild and increasingly silly offseason. Think about it. First, Deron Williams denied the Mavs in their ho...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  6. Nelson Cruz leaves with left elbow contusion

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- What initially appeared to be a ninth-inning defensive switch turned out to be a left elbow contusion for Nelson Cruz stemming from getting hit by a James Shields curveball in the fifth inning. X-rays were negative and there wa...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  7. Unburdened Yu Darvish K's 10, baffles Rays

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If consecutive division series victories don't already have the Texas Rangers deep in the heads of the Tampa Bay Rays, the events of the first two games in this potential postseason preview surely haven't helped the Rays' psyche. ...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  8. Mitch Moreland makes plays of the game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland saved Yu Darvish's 13th victory -- twice. His nimble fielding in the fourth inning sparked a 3-6-1 double play to end a bases-loaded, one-out jam, and his backhand spear behind first base in...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 1, Rays 0

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish is back. After waiting 10 days between starts due to a sore right quadriceps muscle, the Japanese right-hander again showed the ability to get stronger as the game wore on. He pitched out of trouble in the second and ag...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  10. Buzz: Roy Oswalt wants on playoff roster

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt said that much has been misconstrued about his acrimonious few months with the Texas Rangers. Or perhaps it's only seemed acrimonious. "There's been a lot of opinions out there on different things; not really corr...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  11. Frisco P Barrett Loux tabbed Texas League's best

    Jeff Caplan

    Frisco RoughRiders right-hander Barrett Loux was named the Texas League's Pitcher of the Year. Loux was one of four RoughRiders on the TL postseason All-Star team, joined by outfielder Engel Beltre, third baseman Mike Olt and shortstop Jurickson Prof...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  12. Lineup: Mitch Moreland returns to 9-hole

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After being left out of the starting lineup Monday night against Rays lefty David Price, Mitch Moreland returns to first base for tonight's second of three games against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers bring RHP Yu Darvish back to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. Dallas Mavericks' silly offseason winding down

    Jeff Caplan

    Mavericks training camp can't get here soon enough after such a silly offseason.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  14. Sizing up the competition: Seven and down

    Jeff Caplan

    Two weeks ago I shared my 2012-2013 Western Conference rankings, in which I put the Dallas Mavericks sixth. Last week I analyzed what's changed with the five teams ranked ahead of them and how the new-look Mavs match up. The most push back I recei...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  15. Matchup: Brian Duensing vs. Ryan Dempster

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The third game of this four-game set between the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins features RHP Ryan Dempster as he searches for consecutive wins for the first time since joining the club vs. LHP Brian Duensing. The game is at 3:0...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  16. Hard to defuse Rangers' 3-4 dynamite

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was brought to cleanup hitter Adrian Beltre's attention that his RBI total of 74 prior to Friday's game is pretty good. But how many more could he have if he didn't bat behind slugger Josh Hamilton, the majors' RBI leader? "...

    Blog | August 25, 2012