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  1. Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan says Jon Daniels' contract is ...

    Richard Durrett

    Team president Nolan Ryan said that a contract extension for general manager Jon Daniels is a top priority for the Texas Rangers heading into spring training.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  2. Report: Jim Thome left money on table

    Richard Durrett

    A FoxSports.com report says that Jim Thome turned down a more lucrative offer from Texas in order to sign with the Twins and stay closer to his family, which live in Chicago. Thome was impressed with the Rangers and their recruitment of him. From ...

    Blog | January 14, 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. How would lineup look with Jim Thome?

    Richard Durrett

    What if the Rangers do sign Jim Thome? They are pursuing the free agent, so we'll see if something gets done. If it does, the Rangers would add yet another powerful bat to the lineup. But think about the Nos. 2-6 hitters if Thome is in there: 2. M...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  5. The ripple effect of signing Jim Thome

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers are very interested in Jim Thome, someone that's been on their radar since the Winter Meetings when they were going through possible DH options. Thome is 40 years old and a proven hitter. He has a career .278 batting average and signed...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Lobby talk: Michael Young, Cliff Lee

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It's Day 3 at the Winter Meetings and in past years that's been a big day. Will it be a big one here at Disney World? A few things to keep an eye on: * Michael Young's name has come up in trade conversations, including...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Who would you rather have: Guerrero or Dye?

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers have interest in a small group of right-handed (and even one left-handed) hitters as possible DH candidates. At the top of that list is Vladimir Guerrero and Jermaine Dye. The club has spoken with their representatives and made signing a ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2010
  11. Waiting on Holliday?

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers' search for a right-handed bat continues, but they may have to wait until the biggest hitter on the market signs to get a better idea of what other free agents may ask. In other words: When Matt Holliday signs, the market for hitters may ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2010
  12. One down, one to go

    Richard Durrett

    It always helps to get a clearer picture of market value when it comes to free agents. One way to do that is to see what the "big boys" get and where they land. The two largest fish in the free agent hitting lake are Jason Bay and Matt Holliday. One ...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  13. One down, one to go

    Richard Durrett

    It always helps to get a clearer picture of market value when it comes to free agents. One way to do that is to see what the "big boys" get and where they land. The two largest fish in the free agent hitting lake are Jason Bay and Matt Holliday. On...

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2009
  14. AL West keeps making deals

    Richard Durrett

    The last couple of days have seen more activity in the AL West. I'm still amazed by how the deals keep coming in the Rangers' division. The Angels signed former Detroit closer Fernando Rodney to a two-year deal worth $11 million. He's sup...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  15. AL West keeps making deals

    Richard Durrett

    The last couple of days have seen more activity in the AL West. I'm still amazed by how the deals keep coming in the Rangers' division. The Angels signed former Detroit closer Fernando Rodney to a two-year deal worth $11 million. He's supposed to s...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  16. Life after Lowell deal: Now what?

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers-Red Sox deal that would have sent Mike Lowell to Texas is off the table. So it means the Rangers' search for a big bat in the middle of the lineup continues. Could the two teams resurrect the deal before the season begins? I guess that...

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2009