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  1. Today's lineup: Rangers vs. Royals

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Against LHP Jeff Francis, manager Ron Washington said he chose to keep left-handed hitter Mitch Moreland in the lineup over lefty Julio Borbon because he felt Moreland could better handle the off-speed stuff that Francis throws ru...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  2. Matchup: Derek Holland-Jeff Francis

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers start a three-game series against the surprising Kansas City Royals tonight with LHP Derek Holland up against LHP Jeff Francis. Here's a quick look at the matchup: Holland (2-1, 3.66 ERA): His last start came at Yan...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  3. Jim Thome, Jeff Francis off the market

    Richard Durrett

    In case you didn't see it earlier, two players the Rangers were interested in are now off the market. Jim Thome, the left-handed hitting DH, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Twins for $3 million. This isn't surprising in that the Twins were ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  4. Some free-agent starters still available

    Richard Durrett

    Our friends over at Baseball Prospectus put together a look at the free-agent pitchers still on the market and available at reasonable prices. Here's a quick look at what they said about a few guys: Jeff Francis: At just 29 years of age, Francis has...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  5. Leftover tidbits from the Winter Meetings

    Richard Durrett

    Most of the Rangers' personnel are on back in Dallas after spending the week in Orlando and then part of Thursday in Little Rock, Ark., hoping to lure Cliff Lee to Arlington. Here are a few random notes as I cleaned out my notebook and talked to a fe...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  6. Lobby talk: Wrapping up Day 3

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- We wondered this morning if Day 3 would be pretty active and it certainly was. Here's a quick recap of what happened in Rangersland on Wednesday and the chatter in the lobby and beyond: * Nolan Ryan expects that to get Cl...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  7. Lobby talk: Texas and guys not named Cliff

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There's a little more activity in the lobby of the Dolphin Resort this afternoon as the crowds have increased around the large (fake) Christmas tree. After talking with a gaggle of baseball officials, here are a few things w...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  8. Question: Pitching options besides Cliff Lee?

    Richard Durrett

    One of the major questions this offseason is whether the Rangers can re-sign Cliff Lee. That's something we've discussed a lot on this blog and will continue to do so. Clearly, Lee was a difference-maker for this Rangers team in 2010. They don't m...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  9. Dallas Stars activate Mike Ribeiro, but lose Steve Ott, Mark Fist...

    Richard Durrett

    Stars activate Mike Ribeiro, but lose Steve Ott (appendectomy), Mark Fistric (knee) for three-game road trip.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2010