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  1. Rebuilding not an option for the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    Rangers GM Jon Daniels is pretty direct in his expectations for his club in 2015: Win. Rebuilding isn't an option. In four consecutive seasons, the Rangers won at least 90 games. In that span, they also made it to the World Series twice. In 201...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Position Breakdown: Outfield

    Calvin Watkins

    We continue our position series on the Rangers with a look at the outfield. Outfielders: LF/RF Jim Adduci, CF/LF Michael Choice, LF Shin-Soo Choo, CF Leonys Martin, LF Daniel Robertson and LF Jake Smolinski. Most productive outfielder: Martin ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  3. Tim Bogar moves on from the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers announced Monday night that Tim Bogar will leave the organization. Bogar was hired after the 2013 season as bench coach and took over as interim manager when Ron Washington resigned in September. Bogar was considered the favorite...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. Report: Magadan out of running for Yankees job

    Calvin Watkins

    According to the New York Daily News, Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan will not become the New York Yankees hitting coach. Magadan had spoken with both New York teams about becoming their hitting coach. Rangers officials had given thei...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  5. Could Cespedes be a fit with the Rangers?

    Calvin Watkins

    Over the weekend, the Boston Globe reported the possibility of Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes being on the trade block. Cespedes was part of the Jon Lester deal with Oakland at the trade deadline. Oakland wanted to improve its pitching for the...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  6. New manager Jeff Banister is a fighter

    Calvin Watkins

    New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister has the proper prospective on life. A two-game losing streak won't get him down too much. Banister's life was shaped by growing up in La Marque, Texas, where he spent the majority of his time playing basebal...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  7. Position Breakdown: Infield

    Calvin Watkins

    Today we begin our offseason Rangers position series with a look at the infield. Infielders: SS Elvis Andrus, 3B Adrian Beltre, 1B Prince Fielder, 2B Ed Lucas, 1B Mitch Moreland, 2B Rougned Odor, 2B Jurickson Profar, Utl Adam Rosales, Utl Ryan Rua...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  8. Cowboys defense doing just enough

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' defense had zero sacks and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was upright for the majority of the game. There were three pass breakups and no interceptions. The defense, run by Rod Marinelli, isn't going t...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  9. Rangers moving on with Jeff Banister

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's been a little more than a year since Nolan Ryan was involved in the decision making process for the Texas Rangers. There were some ties to Ryan around the ballpark until Sept. 5, when manager Ron Washington stepped away fo...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. Notes: Scheppers ahead of schedule

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tanner Scheppers threw a bullpen session Friday and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from elbow issues that plagued him last season, according to Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels. Scheppers, who was the club's opening day start...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  11. Texas Rangers want to extent GM Jon Daniels' contract by spring t...

    Calvin Watkins

    Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis wants to extend GM Jon Daniels' contract by the time spring training starts.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2014
  12. Burning Questions: Who will be the starting pitchers?

    Calvin Watkins

    We conclude our Burning Questions series for the Texas Rangers by looking at the starting rotation. Now that we know who the manager is, Jeff Banister, we can no longer speculate. Well maybe we can still do that, in terms of what the team will do....

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  13. Tim Bogar's status uncertain

    Calvin Watkins

    With the Texas Rangers officially hiring Jeff Banister as their manager Thursday, it means the coaching staff is in a fluid situation. One thing we know is Triple-A manager Steve Buechele will keep his job in Round Rock but could be promoted to th...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  14. Tony Romo says he's fine

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was a full participant in practice on Thursday as he deals with a sore left ankle, sore ribs and of course his back issues. Romo, who practiced with extra tape on his ankle, said he did everyth...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  15. Jeff Banister a proponent of sabermetrics

    Calvin Watkins

    In late September, Grantland did a wonderful story on the Pittsburgh Pirates and how they rely on sabermetrics, the stuff old school baseball people either hate or don't understand. Well, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, an old-school baseball guy, h...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  16. Texas Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers have hired Jeff Banister as the 18th full-time manager in team history.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014