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  1. Wash's Wisdom: Lineup 'up in the air'

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON -- Ron Washington isn't spending his holidays sitting around the house filling out potential lineup cards for the 2014 season. There's still much to figure out as far the roster goes. Will the Rangers sign free agent outfielder Shin-Soo ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  2. Wash's Wisdom: That's the way we play

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla -- The Rangers have to tighten up the ship, or submarine, as manager Ron Washington likes to refer to his team. Two moments in Monday night's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay warrant a second look. In the fourth inning, manager Ron Was...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  3. Wash's Wisdom: We can't drive a run in

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Adrian Beltre is struggling. David Murphy is back in the lineup. And Lance Berkman is nowhere to be found. That's where the Rangers' offense stands after a 1-0 loss to Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. In Ron...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Wash's Wisdom: Andrus getting close

    Todd Wills

    Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will work out Tuesday in Oakland and if all goes well and he feels like he's ready to play, manager Ron Washington said he'll have him in Wednesday's starting lineup against the A's. "If he feels ready to go, we will...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Wash's Wisdom: Starters can push each other

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON -- Ron Washington has a luxury now that Matt Garza, a starter who seems destined to pitch at less seven innings every time out, is in the rotation. That's good for the bullpen. "It keeps everyone fresh," Washington said. "It's like a ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  6. Wash's Wisdom: We had to make a statement

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Not many managers in baseball know the pulse of their team like the Rangers' Ron Washington does. That was put to the test again after Sunday's postgame meeting in Cleveland in which Washington urged his team to fight harder. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. Wash's Wisdom: Profar will move around lineup

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ian Kinsler will be back in the leadoff spot Tuesday night with designated hitter Lance Berkman expected back in the lineup. But we haven't seen the last of 20-year-old Jurickson Profar in the leadoff spot. Manager Ron Wash...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  8. Wash's Wisdom: Days off all about feel

    Todd Wills

    Ron Washington goes off of feel when it comes to giving his players a day off. So far this season the Rangers' manager has been more liberal giving his regulars games off. A tough travel schedule has had a lot to do with it. The Rangers are curren...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  9. Wash's Wisdom: The rotation, NL rules

    Todd Wills

    Rangers manager Ron Washington appeared on "Fitzsimmons and Durrett" during the noon hour on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and discussed a variety of topics. Here were some of the highlights as we bring you our weekly Wash's Wisdom: The skipper was ask...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  10. Wash's wisdom: Keeping his regulars fresh

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A.J. Pierzynski could very well get another day off Wednesday as he rests a sore oblique muscle. On Saturday, No. 2 and 3 hitters Elvis Andrus and Lance Berkman had a scheduled day off. Berkman was given time off in the cold we...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  11. Wash's wisdom: A.J. Pierzynski's move pays off

    Todd Wills

    Catcher A.J. Pierzynski has batted fifth in the Rangers' lineup for his last two starts, a minor tweak by manager Ron Washington that paid off in a big way in Monday's 7-6 comeback win over the Los Angeles Angels. Pierzynski, one of the Rangers' h...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. Wash's Wisdom: Sticking with Geovany Soto

    Todd Wills

    Rangers manager Ron Washington had a few moments in the last week where he had an option to go to the bench in a pivotal run-scoring situation. He chose to stick with the player in the game. The first instance came in last Wednesday's 2-0 loss aga...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  13. Wash's Wisdom: Rotating center field

    Todd Wills

    The Rangers have two center fielders -- Craig Gentry and Leonys Martin. Figuring out who is going to play on a given day? That's up to Ron Washington. So far the Rangers' manager has basically alternated games between the two. Gentry was the start...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  14. Wash's Wisdom: Call for Derek Lowe backfires

    Todd Wills

    Each Tuesday, we'll briefly take a look at a decision or two made by manager Ron Washington over the past week. This week, we discuss the skipper's decision to go to Derek Lowe in the sixth inning of Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Astros. HOUSTON -- Ron...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. Wash's Wisdom: Resting two regulars?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Don't hold your breath waiting for Ron Washington to express regret for resting two regulars in each loss to the Royals. Washington certainly didn't second-guess himself after keeping Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli out of the lineu...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  16. Wash's Wisdom: Gut call on Brandon Snyder

    Richard Durrett

    BALTIMORE -- Each week we take a look at a decision Rangers manager Ron Washington made and analyze why he made it, and discuss it. Here are a few of them, including his call to put Brandon Snyder in the lineup on Monday: * Washington said he wasn...

    Blog | May 08, 2012