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  1. Agent: Wilson glad MLB didn't forget him

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It was 6:15 a.m. PT when Mark Rodgers called his client, Russell Wilson, to give him the unusual news that the Texas Rangers had drafted him and now owned his rights, paying $12,000 to do it. "He was already at the compl...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  2. Rangers sign four players to minor deals

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with infielder/outfielder Brent Lillibridge, infielder Kevin Kouzmanoff, right-handed pitcher Armando Rodriguez and shortstop Josh Wilson and invited all four players to big league spring tr...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  3. Rangers: Russell Wilson isn't a gimmick

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla -- At first blush, you might think that the Texas Rangers, because they were desperate to get some attention before flying home after four days at the winter meetings without signing any free agents or making any trades, selecte...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  4. Texas Rangers have had productive offseason

    Richard Durrett

    Don't let quiet winter meetings fool you, Rangers have had productive offseason

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  5. Rangers don't feel urgency to make moves

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There is no clock in the Texas Rangers suite on an upper floor of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. "It feels like Las Vegas," general manager Jon Daniels said. As in Vegas, time doesn't matter at this po...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. Lobby Talk: Get ready for replay

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Periodically during the winter meetings, we'll post some of the chatter going on in the lobby in regards to players the Texas Rangers may be interested in this week at Disney World. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Since we don't have a whirlwind o...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Scott Boras: OF Shin-Soo Choo is 'revered'

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It finally came Wednesday. The annual Scott Boras news conference at the winter meetings that only a few of the lucky folks in the first row can actually hear. There were probably 100 media members -- but it felt like 1,0...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  8. Eric Nadel shares his top five calls

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Eric Nadel, who is now in the Hall of Fame, shared his top five calls as a Texas Rangers broadcaster during a conference call with reporters Wednesday. Nadel will be honored with the 2104 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence i...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  9. Lobby Talk: Patience, my friend, patience

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Periodically during the winter meetings, we'll post some of the chatter going on in the lobby in regards to players the Texas Rangers may be interested in this week at Disney World. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There's a noticeable lack of exci...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  10. Rakuten president: No decision on Tanaka

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As of now, it's still uncertain whether Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be posted. Rakuten Golden Eagles president Yozo Tachibana arrived at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday and said he was disappointed with the new p...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  11. Can ballpark help Arencibia's numbers?

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- J.P. Arencibia knows that his power is well ahead of his average. He's hit 62 homers in his three full seasons in the big leagues, yet has a .214 average and a .260 on-base percentage in that span. The Rangers want to see...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. Lobby Talk: Choo price too high for Texas?

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Periodically during the winter meetings, we'll post some of the chatter going on in the lobby in regards to players the Texas Rangers may be interested in this week at Disney World. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It appears the price for Shin-Soo...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  13. Manager wants power (how about Cruz?)

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will leave the shopping at the winter meetings to general manager Jon Daniels and his crew. But the skipper still has a wish list. And on top of it is another power hitter. "I'd like production," Washington sai...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  14. Hot Stove Talk: Michael Morse

    Richard Durrett

    Note: As Richard Durrett tries to fight flight delays and cancellations and get himself to Orlando at some point for the Winter Meetings, let's take a look at some of the names you could hear floated about at Disney World the next few days and how th...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  15. Texas still shopping a bit as meetings begin

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his staff didn't waste any time jumping into the fray of this offseason. They traded for power-hitting first baseman Prince Fielder, agreed to terms with two catchers (J.P. Arencibia's deal isn't done unt...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  16. Daniels' approach: Options open, but little revealed

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Every year a few days prior to the Winter Meetings, the media makes its annual pilgrimage to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to watch general manager Jon Daniels sit in front of a microphone and talk for about 20 minutes without say...

    Blog | December 04, 2013