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Ranger Rumors: Colby Lewis could return

The Texas Rangers were decimated by injuries this past season and ended with a dismal record of 67-95, last in the American League West. The Rangers were in the middle of the pack in runs scored, but struggled to the 28th ranked ERA in the league at 4.49. One pitcher that could help the rotation next season is right-hander Colby Lewis, who pitched well the second half of the season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manager hired, Jon Daniels sets sights re-signing pitcher Colby Lewis

The completion of the managerial search will allow general manager Jon Daniels to focus on putting together a roster for next season. He had tabled that while focusing on getting a manager. Daniels said his first duty is to resume communication with Alan Nero, who represents potential free-agent right-hander Colby Lewis. The Rangers want to bring back Lewis and have exclusive negotiating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers want to re-sing Colby Lewis

getty images Now that Jeff Banister has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers, general manager Jon Daniels is now looking to re-sign pitcher Colby Lewis. “We haven’t been able to spend much time on that,” Daniels said of a new contract. “We can get back to that now.” The Rangers have until the end of the World Series to re-sign Lewis before other teams can get...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Will Tim Bogar stay in Texas?

The Texas Rangers have a new manager in former Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, despite thoughts that current Rangers bench coach was the front runner for the job. The question is now, will Tim Bogar remain with the team?#455091688 / gettyimages.comAccording to a report by T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Banister met with a trio of coaches on Friday as his first day on the job. He...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Tanner Scheppers 'feels great' in bullpen session

Although he had never started a game in his major league career, Tanner Scheppers was named the Texas Rangers opening day starter to start 2014. Being named the day one starter was the high point of his season.  He has hit hard in four starts and then moved back to the bullpen.  Later elbow troubles, landed him on the disabled list. #451385778 / gettyimages.comBut heading into...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Will Neftali Feliz close in 2015?

One key decision that faces the Rangers' new manager, Jeff Banister, is how much confidence he has in right-hander Neftali Feliz as the full-time closer, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN. #456233620 / gettyimages.comThe 26-year-old All-Star and 2010 AL Rookie of the Year returned from Tommy John rehab with reduced velocity and did not begin the 2014 season with the major...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Rangers decline option on Alex Rios

The Texas Rangers struggled to 67 wins in 2014 and finished 31 games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Injuries were a huge contributor to the dismal season which featured an offense that was 17th in runs scored and a pitching staff that was 28th in ERA. One player who was plagued with injuries was outfielder Alex Rios, who will become a free agent after...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Daniels: “Probably Unlikely” That More Pirates Personnel Follows Banister to Texas

Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels held a conference call this evening for members of the Texas and Pittsburgh media, making the hiring of Jeff Banister official. Most of the conference call discussed the hiring process, and general things that led the Rangers to select Banister as their new manager. One key bit of information that came up for the Pirates involved whether...
Via Pirates Prospects
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers decline option on Alex Rios, will become a free agent after World Series

The Texas Rangers have declined the $14 million option on Alex Rios, and will buy out his contract for $2 million. Although he’s probably not going to get very many big offers, he’s more than likely to get some good short term deals. At 33, it may look like his career is in a big decline, but he has some baseball left in him. Injuries limited his production in the second half...
Via On-Base Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

The Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels made it a point to get a new manager before October was over, and the Rangers made that happen today. Jeff Banister is now the new replacement for Ron Washington as the Rangers manager. Banister has been around baseball for quite some time and is thought of highly in the baseball world. His resume includes 29 seasons within the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Should the Mets Pursue Alex Rios?

An MMO Fan Shot by yfern328 Now that Texas declined Alex Rios‘ option, should the Mets be interested in Rios on a one-year deal? Something like a Chris Young deal? Although Rios’ drop in power numbers was a bit alarming, he still managed to hit 30 doubles and 8 triples. I like him as a buy-low guy who could be a great one year stopgap until prospects like Brandon Nimmo are ready...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers narrow managerial search to three

The Texas Rangers have narrowed their managerial search to three finalist. According to T.R. Sullivan the Rangers will choose between a trio that includes Tim Bogar, Jeff Banister and Kevin Cash. Ron Washington stepped down during the 2014 season allowing Bogar to serve as interim manager for the final 22 games. Bogar led the team to a 14-8 record. Bannister is currently the third...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Banister is a Finalist For the Texas Rangers Manager Job

Jeff Banister has been named on of three finalists for the open Texas Rangers manager position, according to T.R. Sullivan. The other two finalists are Tim Bogar, the interim manager in Texas, and Kevin Cash, who is the bullpen coach in Cleveland. Banister interviewed with the Rangers last week, making that the second team he’s talked with this off-season. He also decided to withdraw...
Via Pirates Prospects
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Washington reveals why he resigned from the Rangers

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington on Thursday made his first public comments since suddenly resigning Sept 5. Washington acknowledged during a news conference that he broke his wife’s trust. The former Rangers skipper did not take questions or go into great detail, but he expressed remorse while addressing reporters. “I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke...
Via NESN.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Washington investigated for alleged sexual assault

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, according to a report. Jamie Kelly of The Scoop Sports says Washington’s alleged sexual assault of an Asian reporter is the reason the manager stepped down last week. Dallas sports radio host Ben Rogers of “The Ben & Skin Show” on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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