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  1. Substitutes must help Texas survive

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- For the Texas Rangers, the month of April is about hanging on. After injuries in the offseason, at spring training and now during the season, the club merely has to stay in the AL West race and avoid falling too far behind. So ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Chat: Jason Frasor happy to stay in Texas

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Jason Frasor signed early in the offseason with the Rangers, opting to stay for another season in Texas. He had played all but half a season of his career in Toronto before joining the Rangers in 2013. Now he's back for a second se...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  3. Notes: Holland will go to camp a week late

    Richard Durrett

    Derek Holland is scheduled to go to spring training on Feb. 22 or 23 when he gets off crutches. Holland had said earlier in the offseason that he was hoping to do his rehab in Arizona so that he could be around the team. Holland had microfracture ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  4. Mark Teixeira talks respect for Young

    Richard Durrett

    Mark Teixeira doesn't usually do interviews in the offseason. But the New York Yankees first baseman made an exception Thursday after hearing that former Texas Rangers teammate Michael Young was set to retire. "That's how much respect I have for '...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  5. GM: Club continues pitching depth search

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The offseason quest to find more pitching, especially in light of Derek Holland's injury and recovery timetable of midseason, continues for the Texas Rangers. "That's our top priority now is to find some pitching depth," gener...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  6. Ranger Resolutions: Growing up

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This week, we're running a series titled "Ranger Resolutions" as we look at some things the Texas Rangers hope to do better in 2014. Today's resolution: Young players continuing to grow up While the offseason focus for the Rangers has bee...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Rangers' shopping list nearly complete

    Richard Durrett

    When the offseason began, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels had a list of priorities. It looked something like this: Find a powerful left-handed bat for the middle of the lineup. Eliminate the logjam at middle infield. Find another ba...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  8. Lobby Talk: Scott Boras exits the building

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The media work room here at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is nearly empty as most of the baseball world has departed Orlando to continue the offseason from their respective homes. A few final notes from t...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. Fielder-Kinsler swap makes sense

    Richard Durrett

    It seems that more times than not, the blockbusters that come together relatively early in the offseason are mutually beneficial. The trade involving Prince Fielder coming to Texas and Ian Kinsler going to Detroit, as confirmed to ESPN, is a prime ex...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  10. Adam Rosales gives Texas infield insurance

    Richard Durrett

    No, it's not a high-profile signing of the offseason by the Texas Rangers (give it time, folks, we haven't even hit Thanksgiving yet), but keeping Adam Rosales as a utility infielder at $750,000 (and avoiding arbitration) gives the club someone who c...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  11. Should the Rangers trade Ian Kinsler?

    Richard Durrett

    As the offseason gets going, it's clear the Texas Rangers must figure out what's happening in the middle of the infield. They've got three guys that need every day time and only two spots. Something has to give. Jurickson Profar likely has the mos...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  12. Rangers getting more production at catcher

    Richard Durrett

    We spent much of the offseason talking about Josh Hamilton and how the club was going to try to replace some of his production. But how the club was going to replace Mike Napoli was also a topic of conversation. It can be such a big difference in ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  13. Hot Stove talk: Shaun Marcum

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: This is a periodic series during the offseason that looks at available players and how they may or may not fit for the Texas Rangers. Today's player: Shaun Marcum A report out this morning (Jon Paul Morosi of says ...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  14. Bowden: Proposed Giancarlo Stanton trade

    Richard Durrett's Jim Bowden wrote about five trades he'd like to see made before the offseason ends. It includes the Texas Rangers trading for Giancarlo Stanton. Here's part of Bowden's proposal (insider): 1. Texas Rangers-Miami Marlins trade Rang...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  15. Rangers still working to fill some needs

    Richard Durrett

    Just because the Texas Rangers have missed out on some big names doesn't mean general manager Jon Daniels and his staff are simply shutting down for the offseason and hoping things work out in 2013. There are a variety of ways to improve a club, a...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  16. Katie Hamilton: Texas 'let us date other teams'

    Richard Durrett

    Josh Hamilton, who appeared at a news conference at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney in Anaheim on Saturday with his wife, Katie, was asked about the Texas Rangers' approach to negotiations during the 2012 season and in the offseason. The Rangers and...

    Blog | December 15, 2012