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  1. The 'misses' of the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    The draft is a time of hope and promise, and after it's all over, a scout sits with his scouting staff and marvels over all the players the team just picked. Well, sometimes they don't work out as planned, as is the case for these 20 first-rounders w...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Nelson Cruz running out of options

    AJ Mass

    Could free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz end up returning to the Texas Rangers for the 2014 season? If all the other alternatives fall by the wayside, that's a distinct possibility, and the door appears to be open for that eventuality. As Lyle Spen...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  3. Tuesday Roundup: Latest Cruz update

    AJ Mass

    There's still an outside chance that Nelson Cruz could end up back in a Texas Rangers uniform by the time the start of the season rolls around, assuming of course, that the slugger is willing to settle for a one-year deal. According to Jesse Sanch...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST Houston Astros Missing link: Pitching prospects Solution:...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Kendrys Morales is still looking for work, and so is Nelson Cruz. But with almost all of the best hitters in place, we present the first in a series of our annual top-10 team rankings: the best lineups. As one executive noted: "When y...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  6. Rangers putting the checkbook away?

    AJ Mass

    What you see may be what you get when it comes to the Texas Rangers roster for 2014. At least, that may be the case unless some remaining ree agents drastically lower their demands. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Texa...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  7. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  9. Winter Meetings buzz

    AJ Mass

    Not all the news coming from baseball's Winter Meetings has to do with wheeling and dealing and the signing of free agents. On Thursday, the league spent several hours laying the basic groundwork for new rules changes for the upcoming season as it re...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  10. Rangers to make a bid on Choo?

    AJ Mass

    Even though the Texas Rangers made a huge splash earlier this offseason by trading away Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder, that doesn't mean the team is done revamping their lineup. As ESPN.com's David Schoenfield writes, "The Rangers were seventh in th...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  11. Wednesday Roundup: Grandy plans

    AJ Mass

    Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson have been ongoing since the free agent met with general manager Sandy Alderson over the weekend. One of the potential hurdles to an agreement for Granderson, thus far, appears to be the outfielder...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  12. Who's the next free agent OF to sign?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees have reportedly have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, pending a physical. The seven-year contract is believed to be worth $153 million. With the jewel of the free agent outfield market now off the bo...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  13. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 5 crucial matchups in Rays-Rangers

    Jim Bowden

    We weren't supposed to have a game on Monday night, but thanks to some exciting baseball over the course of the final weekend, we're going to be treated to a one-game tiebreaker between the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers to decide the second Americ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  16. Dunn could fill Rangers' power void

    Buster Olney

    The A-Rod-palooza will go on for many more weeks, given the daily promise that Alex Rodriguez will say something that will make us shake our heads -- such as when he all but painted himself as a Founding Father fighting on behalf of the Constitution ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013