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  1. Rangers bullpen holding its own with A's

    Richard Durrett

    So much for conventional wisdom. April in the American League West is yet another reminder of why you have to play the games before you can truly figure out where everyone stands. It's not a surprise that the top three teams in this division are the ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  2. Spring question: Who is the closer?

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This is part of a series analyzing the questions facing the Texas Rangers as spring training gets set to begin. Today's question: Who closes for the club in 2014? One frequent question from fans this offseason involves why the club hasn...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  3. Ranger Resolutions: Find a closer

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This week, we're running a series titled "Ranger Resolutions" as we look at some things the Texas Rangers hope to do better in 2014. Today's resolution: Find a closer It's one of the few remaining questions for the Rangers as they steam t...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. Nelson Cruz has week to decide on offer

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers made it official Monday, tendering a $14.1 million qualifying offer to outfielder Nelson Cruz prior to today's 4 p.m. deadline. The move wasn't a tough decision for the club. It's likely not a tough one for Cruz, either. He's exp...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  5. Joe Nathan thanks fans, eyes 2-year deal

    Richard Durrett

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan is thankful he got a chance to play for two seasons at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, but believes that the teams calling him to consider two-year deals won't include the Rangers. Nathan ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  6. Rangers looking at internal options at closer

    Richard Durrett

    It wasn't surprising that Joe Nathan became a free agent today. The Texas Rangers did, in fact, exercise the option on the 38-year-old Nathan's contract for 2014, but they were honest about the bullpen situation with him and he opted to seek a multiy...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  7. Closer Joe Nathan voids Texas Rangers option, becomes free agent

    Richard Durrett

    Joe Nathan is officially a free agent after the 38-year-old closer declined the Texas Rangers' option to keep him for the 2014 season Friday.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  8. Joe Nathan knows the Rangers' bullpen situation

    Richard Durrett

    Closer Joe Nathan ran through the Texas Rangers' offseason shopping list Thursday like a member of the front office. He knows they need catchers, an outfielder, more power and he knows they must sort out the rotation and bullpen. Nathan accepts th...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. Joe Nathan of Texas Rangers wants multiyear deal

    Richard Durrett

    Closer Joe Nathan is waiting and wondering what the Texas Rangers are going to do about his option for 2014. But he knows what he would like to do: negotiate a multiyear deal.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  10. With World Series over, Rangers get busy

    Richard Durrett

    Now that the World Series is over and October baseball gives way to November Hot Stove, the Texas Rangers will immediately get busy. Among the decisions that need to be made soon (before the Winter Meetings begin at Disney World in early December): ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  11. Defining Dozen: Letting one get away

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: This is the fifth of a 12-part series titled "Defining Dozen," which looks at the 12 moments that impacted the 2013 season the most. We will count down from 12 to 1. The moments will include highs and lows for the Texas Rangers from a ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  12. Offseason question: Who closes in 2014?

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: This is the eighth in a 10-part series that will focus on questions the Texas Rangers must answer this offseason. These questions are in no particular order. Today's question: Who closes for the Rangers in 2014? Give the Rangers...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 3 reasons Rangers win, 3 reasons they don't

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers finished the season with seven straight wins, all at home, to extend their season. If they want to play into October, they'll need to make it eight straight with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Texas won the s...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  15. 6 Rangers who could decide a playoff berth

    Richard Durrett

    If the Texas Rangers are to make the playoffs, they'll need contributions from just about everybody. But with one week to go in the season and the Rangers right in the middle of a fight for an AL wild-card spot, let's try to narrow that group down to...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 2, Houston 1

    Richard Durrett

    After coming within one out of a perfect game against Houston in the second game of this season (and having that ruined by Marwin Gonzalez's single up the middle), Yu Darvish took a no-hitter into the eighth inning only to have it (and the shutout bi...

    Blog | August 12, 2013