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  1. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Rangers, D-backs perfect trade partners

    Jim Bowden

    NASHVILLE -- Trades in Major League Baseball always seem to leave fans on one side unsatisfied. It's not because bad trades are taking place -- it's really about motive. Name a recent trade between two teams that made both teams better immediately. I...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  5. Five best trade fits for Cole Hamels

    Jim Bowden

    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the agent for Cole Hamels continue to work toward a six-year deal that could get consummated early this week, and it's a contract that could wind up in the $140 million range and make Hamels o...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Where will Josh Hamilton sign?

    Jim Bowden

    As I watched Josh Hamilton's fourth home run leave Camden Yards last night, I couldn't help but be taken back to Sept. 7, 1993, when Mark Whiten hit four home runs against my Cincinnati Reds. I was 32, a rookie general manager and interim president a...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  8. Darvish a risk Rangers had to take

    Jim Bowden

    Move over Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins; it looks like the Texas Rangers have a blockbuster move of their own. Major League Baseball announced late Monday night the winning bid accepted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters was for $51.7 mil...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  9. Fielder's four likeliest destinations

    Jim Bowden

    With Albert Pujols off the free-agent market, the biggest question that remains is where first baseman Prince Fielder will end up. Yesterday's news puts to rest at least one location, as the Milwaukee Brewers moved on by signing third baseman Aram...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  10. Well-rested Harrison gives Texas edge

    Jim Bowden

    There's something to be said about watching two prizefighters slug it out for 15 rounds. In the case of the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, the fight went 11 innings with the Cardinals emerging victorious after David Freese launched a game-win...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Nelson Cruz has finally arrived

    Jim Bowden

    It's been a circuitous path to stardom for Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz. So many times he could have just given up or pouted because it was taking so long for him to make the major leagues. Last week he became the ALCS Most Valuable Player af...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  15. 2011 World Series: Ranking the rosters of the Texas Rangers and S...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden ranks the rosters of the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, counting down from Albert Pujols to Yoshinori Tateyama.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2011
  16. 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