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  1. One deal for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    The hot stove league is already fired up, as the Philadelphia Phillies struck first by signing outfielder Marlon Byrd last week. With such a weak free-agent class this offseason, teams will look heavily in the trade market. Below you will find a p...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  2. Robinson Cano tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Robinson Cano.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  3. Napoli hopes HR gets him going again

    Dan Arritt, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ever since he homered in his first major league plate appearance seven years ago against Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, hitting the ball over the fence always seemed to come easy for Boston Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli. But...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  4. Assessing Mike Napoli, J.P. Arencibia and other top catchers on t...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the market for catchers in his annual buyer's guide, listing the best values, worst values and trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  5. What's next for Atlanta and Texas?

    Jim Bowden

    After more than seven months and 162 games, the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers won 93 and 94 games, respectively. Their seasons ended in the span of three hours, as they became the first teams to lose in MLB's new wild-card elimination game form...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. Matchup: Scott Feldman vs. Tyson Ross

    Clint Foster

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers close out this homestand with a four-game series against the division rivals Oakland A's. RHP Scott Feldman will be back on the mound for his first start since June 19 (against the San Diego Padres) and will face...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  7. Stock Report: Yu Darvish up; injuries down

    Richard Durrett

    Since the last stock report the Texas Rangers haven't lost, winning six straight in sweeps over the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres. So everyone's stock is mostly up. Here's a look: STOCK UP Yu Darvish: After struggling with his command aga...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  8. Rangers await Mitch Moreland's MRI result

    Sarah Trotto

    SAN DIEGO - The Texas Rangers were waiting for MRI results on Mitch Moreland's strained hamstring before Wednesday's game against the San Diego Padres, but he will likely go on the disabled list. Moreland was injured running to first base in Tuesd...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  9. Lineups: Josh Hamilton starting in CF

    Sarah Trotto

    SAN DIEGO -- Josh Hamilton is back in the Texas Rangers starting lineup in center field for tonight's game against the San Diego Padres. Hamilton hadn't started since Thursday as he recovered from an intestinal virus. He entered Monday's 2-1 victory ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  10. Lineups: Josh Hamilton out again

    Sarah Trotto

    SAN DIEGO -- Josh Hamilton is out of the Texas Rangers' starting lineup today for the fourth consecutive day as he recovers from an intestinal virus. But he took early batting practice and shagged fly balls. Hamilton said he's hopeful he'll play Tues...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  11. Yu Darvish's specialized skill

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment during Yu Darvish's start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday when Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli dropped into a squat to call a pitch and made an unusual sign -- sort of an upside-down L, aimed in the direction of the ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  12. For the Los Angeles Angels the Vernon Wells-Mike Napoli trade is ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory digs into the gory details of the Vernon Wells-Mike Napoli trade, revealing it as a historically awful deal for the Angels.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  13. Yu Darvish has a special ability that few pitchers share - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish's expansive arsenal of pitches is impressive, but as Buster Olney writes, it's his ability to maintain the feel and effectiveness of all of them that makes the Rangers pitcher special.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  14. McCann's looming contract negotiations

    Buster Olney

    The ripples from the Cardinals' signing of Yadier Molina have already been felt in the market, in the negotiations of Mike Napoli, Miguel Montero and Russell Martin. Molina's five-year, $75 million deal has allowed the agents for the other ...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  15. Atlanta Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Yadier Molina signed with the Cardinals for five years and $75 million, he set the table for other elite catchers, like Brian McCann. Soon, the Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to pay McCann.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  16. Eric Karabell's bold statistical predictions for Carlos Pena, C.J...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reveals his bold projections for such players as Carlos Pena, Mike Napoli and Hanley Ramirez.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2012