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  1. 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
  2. Jurickson Profar must play every day

    Jim Bowden

    If the following scenario sounds keenly familiar to Texas Rangers fans, it should. A veteran player realizes he must move to another position to make room for a young budding star, despite making the All-Star team and earning a Gold Glove the prio...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  3. Best managers of the first half

    Jim Bowden

    Joe Girardi is having perhaps his best season as manager of the New York Yankees, guiding them to the American League's second-best record. In Texas, Ron Washington leads the league's best team with three starting pitchers on the disabled list. Howev...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  4. Time for the NL to adopt the DH

    Jim Bowden

    On Sunday, MLB finished up the interleague portion of the schedule for 2012, and it was the end of interleague play as we know it. In 2013, the Houston Astros will move to the American League, which will give each league 15 teams and also give us int...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  5. Rangers' D has them on verge of a title

    Jim Bowden

    Call the St. Louis Cardinals opportunistic. They saw their chance to pounce on a limping Atlanta Braves squad and earned the NL wild-card berth. They saw a Phillies lineup vulnerable to lefties and exploited it to their advantage. Against the Milwauk...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  6. C.J. Wilson's shot at redemption

    Jim Bowden

    Texas Rangers Game 5 starter C.J. Wilson has cemented his place in baseball history. After losing Game 1 of the World Series, Wilson became the first pitcher to lose the All-Star Game as well as a game in each division series, league championship ser...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  7. Albert Pujols' bat awakens in Game 3

    Jim Bowden

    In the not-to-distant future, Albert Pujols will become the highest-paid baseball player in the major leagues. Last night, in Game 3 of the World Series, Pujols reminded the entire baseball world that he is the most destructive offensive force in the...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  8. Lewis must trust his stuff

    Jim Bowden

    Ask any scout or player and they'll tell you that if you want to learn to hit a breaking ball, you go to the Mexican League. If you want to learn to throw a breaking ball, you go to Japan. And that's exactly what Texas Rangers Game 2 starter Colby...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. Rangers reflect their manager's personality

    Jim Bowden

    One of the charms of Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is his rapport with his players and his ability to stay loose, even under extreme pressure. He always seems to be smiling, shaking hands or laughing. Reds manager Dusty Baker is much the same ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  10. Beltre injury hurts Rangers' D

    Jim Bowden

    While talking to Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan yesterday, he intimated to me that when his team missed out on signing Cliff Lee last offseason, it had to switch to Plan B. He and his staff identified the best way to improve the Rangers' ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  11. Look for Rangers to run in Game 3

    Jim Bowden

    Down two games to none, the Detroit Tigers are happily returning home, but they'll receive no reprieve from Texas' offensive onslaught. Nelson Cruz's walk-off grand slam almost seemed to capture all of the problems facing the Tigers, some over which ...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  12. Tigers' lack of depth becoming a factor

    Jim Bowden

    Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers Though it seemed as though Tigers manager Jim Leyland pushed all the right buttons up to this point, his players must execute if they are put in positions to succeed. In Game 1 of the ALCS, one Tiger didn't get the jo...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  13. Keys to victory in ALCS

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers followed very similar paths to the American League Championship Series. Over the last 12 months, both signed impact free agents and made shrewd trades for undervalued players in the offseason and at the July 31 tr...

    Blog | October 08, 2011