RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers trade Jackson for Braves prospects

The Rangers have agreed to trade right-hander Luke Jackson to the Braves for two pitching prospects, sources confirmed to MLB.com reporter T.R. Sullivan on Thursday.
Via Rangers.com
1 hour ago

Rangers keep eye on pitching after Meetings

As the Winter Meetings closed on Thursday, the Rangers left town still looking for starting pitching, while Colby Lewis was still looking for a job.
Via Rangers.com
4 hours ago

Rangers select RHP Hauschild in Rule 5 Draft

The Rangers added another candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation when they took right-hander Michael Hauschild from the Astros in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning.
Via Rangers.com
10 hours ago

Transaction Analysis: Texas Two-Step by Bryan Grosnick

Texas re-signs Carlos Gomez, while Ian Desmond leaves for a $70 million deal in Colorado.
Via Baseball Prospectus
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gomez agrees to $11.5M deal to stay with Rangers

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Outfielder Carlos Gomez has agreed to an $11.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Texas Rangers, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not been announced.Gomez, who turned 31 last weekend, figures to play center field in an...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Desmond’s deal with Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

The newest member of the Colorado Rockies is shortstop/outfielder Ian Desmond, who inked a five-year, $70 million deal with the team on Wednesday morning. Sources confirm: Desmond getting five years, $70M from #Rockies. @Joelsherman1, @jonheyman on it. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2016 This is fine. The money isn’t outrageous. Five years isn’t too...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Is signing Andrew Cashner a good move?

The Texas Rangers made their first notable offseason move by signing free agent starting pitcher, Andrew Cashner, to a 1-year, $10 million deal. Texas is in dire need of starting rotation depth, they feel Cashner can help resolve that issue. If the season started today, the Rangers would likely slot Cashner as their number four starter. The 30-year-old has bounced around the league...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox sign Mitch Moreland

Mere hours after adding ace starter Chris Sale in a blockbuster deal with the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox have filled another immediate need in what is quickly becoming a stacked roster. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, Boston has signed former Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland to a one-year, $5.5 million contract. Source: #RedSox, Mitch Moreland agree on...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rangers Should Consider Trading Rougned Odor

Assuming you've read the title of this article -- and if you're here, there's a better than decent chance that you have -- you already know the direction I'm heading with this. So, don't call for the lynch mob. At least not yet. Hear me out.The Texas Rangers should absolutely consider trading Rougned Odor. Right now.Of course, they should be sure to get the right trade partner to...
Via One Strike Away
3 days ago

Report: Nats considering Ian Desmond reunion

The Washington Nationals may find themselves dipping their toes into familiar territory this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Friday, though the Nationals remain focused on Andrew McCutchen as their top center field target, they’re also considering a number of backup options, including old buddy Ian Desmond. Desmond, 31, was with the Nationals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers minor leaguers investigated for sexual assault on teammate during hazing

Eight Texas Rangers prospects were questioned by police in the Dominican Republic after video had emerged of a group of players sexually assaulting a teammate during a hazing incident, according to Yahoo Sports. Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have yet to press any charges, however they intend to charge at least four of the players who were involved. The players who were targeted...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers prospects questioned in alleged hazing scandal

Prospects in the Texas Rangers organization are in potential legal trouble in the Dominican Republic for an alleged hazing incident. The players were alleged to have sexually assaulted an underage teammate. No formal charges have been pressed, but according to a report, that will change. “While prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have yet to press charges for the alleged assault...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators

Position: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators Location: Round Rock, Texas; Frisco, Texas; Kinston, N.C.; Hickory, N.C.; Spokane, Wash.Description: The TrackMan operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system, and one is desired for each Rangers affiliate. The position runs from April to mid-September for Round Rock, Frisco, Kinston and Hickory, and mid-June to mid-September...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Holland not expecting to return to Texas after Andrew Cashner deal

The Texas Rangers rotation appears to be going out with the old and in with the new this offseason. Free agent right-hander Andrew Cashner agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Rangers on Friday, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com. Sullivan also adds that the deal has lefty Derek Holland convinced he won’t be back in Texas and that the club hasn’t been in contact with righty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Exit Interview: Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers have plenty to be proud of. Behind an American League leading 95-win season was an excellent one-two punch in the rotation and a powerhouse lineup. Despite these elements, the Rangers fell short in their postseason pursuits. The inconsistent bullpen and heartbreaking retirement of Prince Fielder became too much for the club to overcome. Here we will examine...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Texas Rangers looking to move Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers are reportedly ready to move on from Derek Holland. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports the Rangers are looking to clear Holland’s salary and have discussed a trade with multiple teams. “According to a source close to the situation, starting pitcher Derek Holland may have played his last game as a member of the Texas Rangers. In advance of the Rangers...
Via The Outside Corner
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers looking to trade Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers are looking to trade pitcher Derek Holland, according to a report. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports the news and says the Rangers are open to trading the southpaw. If they are unable to deal him, they may try to buy him out of his contract. Holland has a reasonable contract — he’s set to make $11 million next season and $11.5 million the year after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

New Rangers stadium could cost Arlington more than expected

The Texas Rangers plan to build a brand new baseball stadium in Arlington on the promise of splitting the cost 50/50, costing the city roughly $500 million. A big swing and a miss on that estimate, says WFAA in Arlington. The original cost of the stadium was said to be $1 billion, but an investigative study by WFAA reveals the total cost of the stadium could rise to $1.675 billion...
Via The Comeback
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The Rangers Are Facing a Difficult Winter

There’s no such thing as a good way to lose in the playoffs, but the worst way might be getting swept in the first round. It also might not, I don’t know, but it can feel so unfairly abrupt. The Rangers spent six months working on building the best record in the entire American League. It all came to an end in three games. That quickly, the mental calendar flips, and after another...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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