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  1. AL West: A's to sign Scott Kazmir

    Richard Durrett

    The Oakland A's, winners of the AL West the last two seasons, are making some changes to their pitching staff with the addition of Scott Kazmir. Sources told ESPN.com's Jim Bowden and Buster Olney that Kazmir has a two-year agreement with Oakland ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  2. What's a fair offer for Giancarlo Stanton?

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney shared a quick nugget the other day in his daily blog, noting that the Rangers were doing "some early reconnaissance on how they could put together some kind of a deal" for Giancarlo Stanton. This shouldn't come as a shock. Th...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  3. Olney: Rangers' infield best in baseball

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney ranked the top-10 infields in baseball and he puts the Texas Rangers at No. 1. Here's part of what he wrote: The left side of the Texas infield is dynamic defensively, with MVP candidate Adrian Beltre at third and the improve...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  4. Buster Olney's top 2013 storylines

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney lists his top MLB 2013 storylines. Some feature the Texas Rangers. Here's a brief look at one of those (you'll have to read the rest here if you're an insider). 3. The wild, wild AL West The Angels ripped Josh Hamilton a...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  5. Olney: Jason Kubel a fit for Rangers?

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney runs down his list of candidates for Jason Kubel, the most likely outfielder (he's more like a DH) to get dealt by the Diamondbacks now that they have a surplus. Here's part of what Olney writes about the Rangers' fit (he rank...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  6. Olney: Teams hesitant to deal prospects

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney talks about some of the roadblocks to potential deals in a recent blog (insider). One of those: Teams are reluctant to trade their top prospects. Part of what he wrote: 2. The Prospect Love Twenty years ago, most teams proba...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  7. Olney: Rivals surprised Mike Napoli didn't get offer

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney looked at four of the biggest surprises in terms of qualifying offers. He lists Mike Napoli as one that was a surprise to some rival executives that he wasn't offered a one-year, $13.3 million deal. Here's part of what Olney w...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  8. Could Brewers push for Josh Hamilton?

    Richard Durrett

    Just because the Milwaukee Brewers aren't a big market team doesn't mean they couldn't be in the hunt for free agent Josh Hamilton. He could help that team and Johnny Narron is there, which is a big plus in the Brewers' favor. ESPN.com's Buster Olney...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  9. Olney: Yu Darvish is critical playoff player

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- ESPN.com's Buster Olney went through each team currently in playoff position and listed the "most important player" for those teams. It's not surprising that he came up with Yu Darvish for the Rangers. I agree. If Darvish pitch...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  10. Olney: Where does Josh Hamilton land?

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney takes a look at the market for Josh Hamilton in his insider column. Here's part of what he says about the free agent and how the Rangers might approach it: How many years in a contract would you give Hamilton? If Major Lea...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  11. Deadline talk: Cliff Lee

    Richard Durrett

    Maybe there is still one big starting pitching fish that is now swimming in the trade deadline pond. ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports that the Philadelphia Phillies have put Cliff Lee in play in trade talks today. Olney notes that the Rangers are clea...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  12. Rangers among MLB's top 2012 storylines

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney finished his rankings by position and overall teams, but adds the top-10 storylines for the 2012 MLB season. That includes the Rangers' attempt to get back to the World Series and win it. He puts that one at No. 3 (behind the ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  13. Olney: Rangers No. 3 overall in MLB

    Richard Durrett

    After breaking down the various positions, ESPN.com's Buster Olney has now done an overall ranking. It's based on what we know now about the teams, understanding that things could certainly change before and during spring training (remember the Range...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  14. Olney: Rangers lineup is No. 2 in MLB

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney's series continues today with the top lineups in Major League Baseball heading into 2012. He puts the Boston Red Sox on top, followed by the Rangers. Here's what he says about Texas: 2. Texas Rangers During the course of t...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  15. Olney put Rangers' outfield No. 3 in MLB

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney has found a spot for the Rangers in the top-10 of all of his various position rankings. That includes the outfield. He placed the Rangers third. Here's what Olney wrote: 3. Texas Rangers Ron Washington has depth and ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  16. Olney: Rangers infield is No. 1

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney continues his rankings by position heading into 2012 season and puts the Rangers on top of the infield category. Here's what Olney says about Texas: 1. Texas Rangers There were moments during the postseason when it seemed ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011