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  1. Will Rangers stick with Mitch Moreland?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Texas Rangers have certainly tried to fill first base from within -- Chris Davis (now in Baltimore), Justin Smoak (now in Seattle) and Mitch Moreland (still in Texas, but...). Something happens to these guys once they face big-league pitching ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  2. Washington lauds Josh Hamilton's toughness

    Jeff Caplan

    From game to game, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington never really knew if the moment would come that Josh Hamilton just couldn't go any longer. No one knew the extent of the injury that Hamilton endured throughout the postseason. First believed...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  3. 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
  4. Ron Washington speaks, goes around the horn

    Jeff Caplan

    For the first time since the Texas Rangers lost a gut-wrenching World Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals, Ron Washington spoke on several issues during a Wednesday morning appearance on the "Ben and Skin Show" on 103.3 FM ESPN, from his...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  5. Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington: Neftali Feliz wasn't mental...

    Jeff Caplan

    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, speaking for the first time since a gut-wrenching World Series loss, divulged Wednesday that closer Neftali Feliz was in no condition mentally to return for the 10th inning of Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  6. Josh Hamilton will see doctor, after all

    Jeff Caplan

    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will indeed travel to Philadelphia on Thursday to be examined by hernia specialist William Meyers, the club announced Wednesday. A family illness threatened to keep Hamilton at home until next week but it has...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  7. Gary Patterson talks World Series heartache

    Jeff Caplan

    FORT WORTH -- TCU coach Gary Patterson was born and raised in rural Kansas as a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He played second base, third base and designated hitter in junior college. He's been around here long enough to be a converted Texas Rangers f...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  8. Neftali Feliz will try to forget blown save

    Jeff Caplan

    The last image of Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz in 2011 is of the thick-chested right-hander walking off the mound, head down, on a slow and painful journey to the dugout, understanding that he had failed to nail down the most important save of ...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  9. Players quietly come, go on clean-out day

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Barely 12 hours after arriving back in Texas from a crushing World Series defeat, Rangers players trickled into a quiet clubhouse lined with moving boxes. It was clean-out day Saturday. At 1:15 p.m., Yorvit Torrealba was the only ...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  10. Bullpen wrap: Incredible 2-run, no-hit 5th

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Game 6 had all the strange twists and turns imaginable in a World Series and then came the St. Louis Cardinals' half of the fifth inning in Game 7. Who ever heard of a two-run inning coming off three walks, one intentional, and a two ...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  11. Nelson Cruz's home runs forgotten in loss

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- So much of this postseason for Texas Rangers right-fielder Nelson Cruz was either Boomstick or bust. After Friday's 6-2 loss in Game 7 of the World Series, Cruz stood at his locker answering questions, trying hard not to reveal his di...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  12. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton to see doctor f...

    Jeff Caplan

    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will be examined by Dr. William Myers in Philadelphia to determine the extent of an injury he self-diagnosed as a possible sports hernia during the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  13. Mound meltdown puts Cards up 5-2

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- A total meltdown on the mound allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to tack on two runs without the benefit of a hit as they now lead the Texas Rangers 5-2 after five innings. Scott Feldman started the inning in relief of Matt Harrison. Aft...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  14. All arms on deck for Game 7

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Texas manager Ron Washington said every one of his pitchers except Game 6 starter Colby Lewis will be available for tonight's winner-take-all Game 7 against the St. Louis Cardinals at chilly Busch Stadium. Matt Harrison will start and...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  15. Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Chris Carpenter

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUS -- This is it, Game 7 for all the marbles. For the St. Louis Cardinals, there's no doubt RHP Chris Carpenter would get the big-game start once the Game 6 rainout on Wednesday allowed the ace a third day of rest. For the Texas Rangers, manage...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  16. Bullpen wrap: Shell-shocked and down

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Alexi Ogando had no chance. Neftali Feliz lived on the edge again and this time paid a heavy price. Darren Oliver got tagged, Scott Feldman couldn't get a third strike or third out to end it in the 10th and Mark Lowe was one and done in ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011