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  1. Position battle: Rangers closer

    AJ Mass

    Last season, Joe Nathan saved 43 games for the Texas Rangers. This season, he won't save any, as the reliever opted for free agency and will now be closing out victories for the Detroit Tigers. That leaves manager Ron Washington with a problem that n...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Searching for Mike Trout's flaw

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM -- With his headphones on and a towel at the ready in his waistband, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington did his daily 10 laps around the field early Sunday afternoon, walking briskly in his fight against Father Time. When the Rangers' ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  3. Mike Trout is making history as opponents struggle to find holes ...

    Buster Olney

    The run Mike Trout is currently on is unprecedented for any big league player, let alone a rookie. As Buster Olney writes, teams are having a hard time finding flaws in Trout's game.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  4. MLB - Mike Napoli tweaked his swing to get to high pitches, and i...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that a small tweak in Mike Napoli's swing has enabled the Rangers catcher to handle high pitches a little easier, and it paid off in a big way in Game 4. Plus, notes on Derek Holland and offseason news around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Jim Leyland, Ron Washington faced with tough decisions in ALCS - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes the tricky pregame and in-game decisions Jim Leyland, Ron Washington and Ron Roenicke had to make on Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Vladimir Guerrero of Texas Rangers is more than a pale imitation ...

    Buster Olney

    A pale imitation of the old Vladimir Geurrero? No, the once great star isn't just a lesser version of his old self; he truly looks like the Impaler we've always known. Buster relays the story of how Texas came into the good fortune of the renewed Impaler.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney: Texas Rangers have enough talent waiting in ...

    Buster Olney

    Many teams would see good young players struggle and, as is customary in baseball, assume the troubles are part of the growing process and decide to wait it out. But in Texas, good players are waiting in the wings, so struggle on your own time.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  12. MLB: Using JAWS on expansion-era Hall of Fame ballot, only Davey ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe uses the JAWS metric -- he invented it, as an average of career WARP and peak (best seven seasons) WARP -- to evaluate the eight players on the 2010 expansion-era HOF ballot. Only Davey Concepcion, Ted Simmons and Tommy John come close.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2010