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  1. Houston Astros' switch to AL West is good call

    Jeff Caplan

    The Houston Astros' move to the American League West in 2013 is a decision steeped in logic and a shift that needed to occur. Astros fans won't immediately see it this way. They'll decry the addition of the designated hitter and the loss of the do...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  2. Mike Maddux appears to be staying put

    Jeff Caplan

    It appears that Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, a key hire by Nolan Ryan three years ago, will be back in the saddle next season. Maddux, who removed his name from the Boston Red Sox's managerial search, apparently did the same with the Chi...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  3. Dirk Nowitzki throws heat, feels love

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dirk Nowitzki had a blast throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series. He got on the mound, steadied into the stretch, hung his long, right arm, gripped the baseball and took the sign. He shook it ...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  4. Nolan Ryan: No 2nd-guessing manager

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan sits on the front row for most games, but he said he resists the urge to play armchair manager. "Obviously, when you're not involved it's easy to second-guess things," Ryan said Thursday prior to Game 2 of...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  5. Pressure is on confident Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland knows better than anyone that his 16-5 record came with the aid of tremendous run support. But run support alone doesn't lower one's ERA from 4.35 at the start of August to 3.95 at the start of Game 2 of the American...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  6. Are Rangers better than last season?

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nolan Ryan and Josh Hamilton think the Texas Rangers are better than a year ago when they were playoff newbies. Ryan, the club's president and CEO, said he first saw a difference in the club during spring training in Surprise, ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  7. 3 million is next attendance target

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Twice in their history the Texas Rangers have flirted with baseball's magic number for attendance, but both times fell just shy of 3 million fans for a single season. The Rangers broke their 1997 attendance record (2,945,244) w...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  8. Finale crowd sets franchise attendance mark

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The hottest summer on record couldn't keep the Texas Rangers down or their fans away. Sunday's regular-season home finale saw the club tie the franchise mark for most home wins in a season and set a new standard for home attendanc...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  9. Manager glad closer addressed 'fire' issue

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said he's satisfied with closer Neftali Feliz's response to criticism about his intensity level lodged by the manager as well as team president and CEO Nolan Ryan after Feliz's fifth blown save of th...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  10. Texas Rangers, GM Jon Daniels agree to four-year contract extensi...

    Jeff Caplan

    Texas Rangers, GM Jon Daniels agree to four-year contract extension

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  11. Daniels, Ryan talk, close in on extension

    Jeff Caplan

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers president Nolan Ryan and general manager Jon Daniels spoke Thursday and Ryan said they are moving closer to an extension for Daniels. Daniels' contract expires after the 2011 season. Since the end of the World Series, Ry...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  12. Spring Training 2011: Texas Rangers' Neftali Feliz will be center...

    Jeff Caplan

    All eyes will be on Neftali Feliz during his first spring start for the Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  13. Brandon Webb has breakthrough session

    Jeff Caplan

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Brandon Webb doesn't know if he'll make it all the way back for the start of the season, but after getting back on the mound for the first time in nearly two weeks Sunday -- yet another step in the recovery process from a shoulder ...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  14. GM: No plans to make Neftali Feliz a starter

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Does Neftali Feliz want to be Nolan Ryan or Mariano Rivera? "It's not my decision," Feliz said through an interpreter. "I'll be ready for whatever they need of me. I want to help the team. I'm happy doing what I'm doing now." ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  15. Bullpen averts crisis, seals it for Lewis

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The count went from 0-and-2 all the way to 3-and-2 and an all-time Rangers Ballpark record crowd of 52,419 rose as one, sweating a tidal wave of nervous energy that could have swept sidewinder Darren O'Day into early retirement. ...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  16. Will Josh Hamilton get Barry Bonds treatment?

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Getting the Barry Bonds treatment off the field could lead to a Congressional hearing, legal red tape and various other headaches and health ailments. Getting the Barry Bonds treatment on the field, however, is the ultimate sign of r...

    Blog | October 26, 2010