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  1. Texas keeps solid (affordable) bullpen arm

    Richard Durrett

    I'd consider re-signing Jason Frasor to a one-year deal at $1.75 million plus incentives a surprise, if only in the sense that I thought the price would be higher. I think the Texas Rangers got a bargain (if Frasor hits his incentives, it means he's ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  2. Winter Meetings shopping list: Bullpen

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's note: We continue our look at some of the needs the Texas Rangers hope to address at the winter meetings next week in Nashville. Today's position: Relievers It seems like an annual rite of winter for the Rangers: Go out and reassemble ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  3. Texas Ten: Should Alexi Ogando start?

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: We'll spend the next two weeks taking a look at 10 questions that face the Texas Rangers this offseason as they prepare for the 2013 campaign. We call it our "Texas Ten." Today's question: Should Alexi Ogando start? We talk a lot...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  4. Texas Ten: Which bullpen pieces return?

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: We'll spend the next two weeks taking a look at 10 questions that face the Texas Rangers this offseason as they prepare for the 2013 campaign. We call it our "Texas Ten." Today's question: Which bullpen pieces return and how does it...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  5. Three reasons the Rangers win / lose tonight

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers get a chance at new life tonight, facing the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card game. The winner moves on to the ALDS against the New York Yankees on Sunday and the loser's season is finished. So let's look...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  6. Buzz: Mike Adams to meet team in Oakland

    Richard Durrett

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Texas Rangers reliever Mike Adams was expected to join the club at some point before Tuesday's game, but is not ready to pitch and is doubtful for the first round of the playoffs. Adams saw Dr. Drew Dossett, a neck and spine spe...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 9, Oakland 7

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers took an early lead and held on as the A's tried to rally, winning 9-7 in front of 43,796 on Thursday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Some quick thoughts: What it means: The Rangers reduce the magic...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. Buzz: Rangers bullpen back to full strength

    Blair Angulo / Special to ESPNDallas.com

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers bullpen is officially at full strength, according to manager Ron Washington. With less than three weeks remaining in the regular season, it couldn't have come at a better time. "Everyone down there is available...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  9. Rangers expect bolstered bullpen this week

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have one of the top bullpens in the big leagues. But injuries have sidetracked that relief corps over the past week. And if you need any proof of how important those late-inning arms are, consider that in a tie g...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  10. Buzz: No decision on No. 5 spot yet

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said that he hasn't had a chance to sit down with his coaching staff and discuss what the club might do with the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Scott Feldman has held that job but struggled in ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 8, Rangers 6

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers came back from a 6-0 deficit to tie it in the seventh but could not secure the win. Former Ranger Justin Smoak's home run in the eighth was the difference in an 8-6 Mariners' win. A few quick thoughts: Wh...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  12. Week ahead: Cleveland, Seattle

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers returned home from a 10-game road trip (they went 6-4) and face the Cleveland Indians and the Seattle Mariners in a six-game homestand. Here are some things to keep an eye on: * Oakland A's. That may sound odd, but at this point,...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  13. Bowden: Rangers have top relief corps

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden ranked the seventh- and eighth-inning pitchers for the contending teams and puts the Texas Rangers at No. 1 with Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross and Mike Adams. Here's part of what he said: The Rangers have the best seventh- and eigh...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Top-ranked Rangers face tough decisions

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com decided to go back and revamp its MLB Future Rankings (insider) to reflect any changes from the amateur draft and the trade deadline. And when all the numbers were crunched, the Texas Rangers still ended up on top. The rankings look at five ...

    Blog | August 23, 2012