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  1. Spring training '11: MVP Josh Hamilton wants to play CF for Texas...

    Jeff Caplan

    If Josh Hamilton had his druthers, he'd play center field and only center field for the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  2. Jeff Francoeur hopes to be Game 3 spark

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Outfielder Jeff Francoeur is expected to get his first World Series start in Game 3 when his desperate Texas Rangers get back to the friendly confines Saturday to face San Francisco Giants lefty Jonathan Sanchez. "I'm looking f...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  3. 2010 World Series: Texas Rangers to start Cliff Lee in Game 1; C....

    Jeff Caplan

    Ace left-hander Cliff Lee will be followed in the Texas Rangers' rotation at the World Series by C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis and then, most likely, Tommy Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2010
  4. Jeff Francoeur: No play at the plate

    Jeff Caplan

    NEW YORK -- Texas Rangers right fielder Jeff Francoeur said he didn't believe he had a play at the plate on lumbering Lance Berkman so he tried to get Jorge Posada at third instead. But, everything went bad from there, putting the Rangers in a 3-0 ho...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  5. 2010 ALCS: Texas Rangers remain optimistic after failing to execu...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Rangers stumbled with sloppy play in Game 5 but come home in good shape.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2010
  6. David Murphy or Julio Borbon?

    Jeff Caplan

    NEW YORK -- Before the ALCS started, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he wanted to get Julio Borbon into the starting lineup and that Game 4 would be the appropriate time against struggling New York Yankees starter A.J. Burnett. But, Wash...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  7. Jeff Francoeur no stranger to Andy Pettitte

    Jeff Caplan

    NEW YORK -- Jeff Francoeur is a career National Leaguer, but he has plenty of experience against New York Yankees Game 3 starter Andy Pettitte. "He was my first postseason at-bat ever in '05," Francoeur said. "We faced him in Game 1 vs. the Astros...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  8. Ron Washington sticks with what's worked

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is a creature of habit and he's not going to change that now. That's why his lineup for Game 2 reflects matchups and not hot performances from Game 1. Right-fielder Jeff Francoeur, a rig...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  9. Composed Rangers ease nerves quickly

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz struck out Tampa Bay Rays pinch-hitter Matt Joyce to end Game 1 of the ALDS, the Rangers in the dugout didn't hop over the railing to get onto the field. The outfielders didn't sprint in...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  10. Francoeur, Rangers strike first, 2-0

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers right fielder Jeff Francoeur, the last acquisition made by the club, drove a David Price pitch to deep center for a double to drive in the game's first run in the top of the second. Francoeur drove in Ian Kins...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  11. Game 1 lineups have few surprises

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers will indeed go with right-handed hitters Jorge Cantu at first base and Jeff Francoeur in right field against lefty Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price in today's Game 1 of their American League Division Series...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  12. Experience matters, but how much?

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The 2008 World Series remains a very fresh memory for many of the Tampa Bay Raysand manager Joe Maddon said it even pushed his team this season after it got off to a sluggish start. "Experience is always a good thing to hav...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  13. Can young Rangers hang with NYY vets?

    Jeff Caplan

    Forgetting that little three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium way back in April, a mostly young Texas Rangers team that smiles, makes antler and claw hand signs and dons rally caps in the dugout, have learned to go toe-to-toe with those poised profession...

    Blog | September 13, 2010