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  1. Why Tigers are AL favorites

    Richard Bergstrom

    With the season nearly half over, the Detroit Tigers have stumbled to first place in the AL Central. And yes, I said "stumbled." As you might recall, the Tigers were the ESPN Forecast preseason prediction to be the American League representative in t...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  2. Reliever Joel Hanrahan, coming off Tommy John surgery, signs with...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Detroit Tigers made another move to upgrade their bullpen Friday by agreeing on a one-year contract with free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, general manager David Dombrowski announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  3. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  4. Beltre ends the power outage

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A relieved Adrian Beltre cranked his first home run in 28 days in the Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. It was a moment that, quite honestly, Beltre hasn't delivered in a while. He had carried the R...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  5. Mariano Rivera overrated as well as beloved and respected

    Jim Caple

    Pretty good pitcher, that Mariano Rivera. But here's Off Base's look at why he might not be as great as he's being made out to be on the eve of his retirement.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  6. Buzz: For Beltre, September 'an adventure'

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre summed up his September to this point with two words Sunday. "An adventure," Beltre said. The man who carried the Rangers for long stages this season is batting .253 for the final month with tw...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  7. Bits: Strop, Schierholtz, Martinez

    Eric Karabell

    Saves can normally be found freely on the waiver wire, but the second half of this fine 2013 season hasn't been normal in that respect. We've got nearly three weeks of September action at which to look heading into Friday, and 26 pitchers have three ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  8. Extra Bases: Rested bullpen back on track

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers' bullpen is back on track. After a pair of losses over the weekend against Seattle, the Texas bullpen came back with a huge effort in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros, delivering five scoreless innings....

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. No-hit bid includes ejection of Pierzynski

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros was lost Monday with one out in the eighth inning. Before that, the Texas Rangers' ace was trying for a perfect game. The bid for perfection was lost with a walk to Ast...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  10. AL East extends its lead in power rankings

    Maura Brumley, ESPN Stats & Info

    Can anyone top the beasts of the AL East? Ahead in the rankings all season, the AL East further increased its lead as the AL West and NL Central were both underwhelming months in July according to the ESPN Stats & Information MLB Division Power Ranki...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  11. Closer Report: Midseason awards

    Eric Karabell

    Back in March, there was little indication fantasy owners would need to pay attention to -- or own -- the likes of Kevin Gregg, Koji Uehara and Francisco Rodriguez, but here we are days before the All-Star break and those guys are certainly a whole l...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 5, Astros 4

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros, 5-4 Sunday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark to finish the nine-game homestand with a 5-4 record. Texas kept pace with Oakland and remains a half-game behind the A's in the AL West. A ...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  13. Cruz has another star-worthy performance

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan is a lock to make the American League All-Star team. Manager Ron Washington said so Friday. Outfielder Nelson Cruz deserves to be on the team when it's announced on Saturday. Cruz has done eve...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  14. Buzz: Ogando will make rehab start Saturday

    Todd Wills

    Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando will start a rehab assignment on Saturday for Triple-A Round Rock and remains on target to rejoin the rotation after the All-Star break. Ogando threw a live batting practice Wednesday for the first time since goin...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  15. Extra Bases: Nathan admires setup work

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- Joe Nathan admired the work of Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers again in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros. The bridge to the Rangers closer has never been more secure. Ross and Scheppers gave the Rangers 2⅓ innings...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  16. 2012 Rangers timeline: April-May

    Richard Durrett

    We now move into the regular season and go through the first two months as part of our 2012 Texas Rangers timeline: April 6: The Rangers win their fourth-straight Opening Day game. Michael Young's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth broke a 2-2 ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012