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  1. Rangers announce international scout promotions

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday that Gil Kim is now Director, International Scouting and Rafic Saab is Director, Latin America scouting. The club has put a particular emphasis on scouting outside of the United States since Jon Daniels became gene...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  2. Scouting report: Michael Choice, Chris Bostick

    Richard Durrett

    I talked to a few scouts and got essentially the same takes on both Michael Choice and Chris Bostick. Here's one scout's thoughts (that reflect the others I talked with): Choice has big raw power, impressive bat speed and a good approach. He will ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. Rangers reorganize minor league staff

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers are reorganizing part of the minor-league operations, with Mike Daly overseeing the daily operations of the farm system. He was previously the international scouting director (since November 2009). The club has not named anyone to t...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  4. Scouting report: Rangers pick Joey Gallo

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers, as compensation for C.J. Wilson signing with the Los Angeles Angels this offseason, took third baseman Joey Gallo from Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada with the 39th overall selection. He was rated No. 23 by Here's ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  5. Washington likes Roy Oswalt, but GM will decide

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, appearing on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ben & Skin Show, was asked if he wanted Roy Oswalt to join the club assuming the scouting reports were good on him now that Neftali Feliz could be out until possibly the All-St...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  6. Angels gathering info on Yu Darvish

    Richard Durrett's Mark Saxon has a blog post up about how the Angels are scouting Yu Darvish this spring. The hitters won't get a look at him on Sunday as Darvish pitches to minor leaguers in Surprise instead of against the Angels in Tempe. But...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  7. Reaction: Derek Holland works off-speed

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers left-handed starter Derek Holland knows the scouting report on him that other clubs put together in 2011. "It says my off-speed stuff is inconsistent, and I know that's true," said Holland, who started the Rangers' 7-6 l...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. Rangers announce hirings and promotions

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers announced some hirings and promotions, mainly to the scouting staff. Here's the full list: PROFESSIONAL SCOUTING Promoted Greg Smith to Special Assistant, Major League Scout Hired Chris Briones as Pro Scout INTERNATIONA...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  9. Joe Furukawa eager to help Yu Darvish

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ask anyone in the Rangers front office and they'll tell you that Joe Furukawa was instrumental in bringing Yu Darvish to Texas. He got to know Darvish and his family, scouting him a lot and came away convinced that Darvish coul...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  10. Scouting report: Yu Darvish

    Richard Durrett

    Now that the 25-year-old Japanese pitcher has agreed to terms on a deal with the Rangers, let me re-post an entry we did from December when the club won the bidding process for Yu Darvish with the record $51.7 million posting fee. Then, Jonah Keri...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  11. Yu Darvish's agent says connection was key

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Arn Tellem, one of Yu Darvish's representatives, credited the Texas Rangers' scouting staff in Japan for putting in the time to get to know Darvish and his family. "The Rangers, more so than any other team, showed not only grea...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  12. What's the scouting report on Yu Darvish?

    Richard Durrett

    There are some various scouting reports out there on 25-year-old Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, who has 30 days to work out a deal with the Texas Rangers. But Jonah Keri at (and contacted Patrick Newman at (Newman...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  13. Scott Servais headed to Angels

    Richard Durrett

    The Angels announced on Friday that they've hired Scott Servais to be the assistant general manager, scouting and player development reporting to general manager Jerry Dipoto. Servais, 44, was named senior director of player development for the Ra...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  14. Advance scouting plays part in success

    Richard Durrett

    ST. LOUIS -- Before each game this season, the Rangers' batters receive a sheet complete with each pitcher's tendencies and how they've pitched to each of them before. The pitchers get a form explaining the opposing team's hitters past performances a...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  15. Scouting the opponent: St. Louis Cardinals

    Richard Durrett

    ST. LOUIS -- Derrick Goold, the Cardinals' beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was kind enough to answer some questions about the Cardinals. You can catch all of his coverage here. Here goes: Q: What makes the Cardinals bullpen so good an...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  16. Scouting the opponent: Angels

    Richard Durrett

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mark Saxon, our good friend from, sizes up this three-game series by updating us on the Angels. Here goes: Q: What's the attitude right now in the clubhouse? Are the Angels surprised that while the division is...

    Blog | September 26, 2011