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RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers Injury Update: Jurickson Profar gets promising MRI results

The Texas Rangers struggled to a season that was decimated with injuries. Only five players appeared in 120 or more games and no pitcher reached 30 starts of 175 innings.  One significant injury was sustained by Jurickson Profar, who has missed the entire season as well as the Arizona Fall League. The good news is that the latest MRI on his shoulder revealed some good news.#164921698...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Met is your Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year

Thank goodness for Independent baseball. I've been writing about this for years and the stories of players finding success never ceases to amaze me.  The New York Mets drafted Chris Schwinden in the 22nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Since 2008, the Visalia, California native has been toiling in the minors for five different organizations, including the Mets, New York...
Via The GM's Perspective
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Does Alex Rios For One Year Make Sense For Mets?

This month, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors profiled free-agent Alex Rios, concluding that the 11 year veteran would earn $8.5 million on a one year deal. As we’ve seen from Sandy Alderson, he always prefers short-term contracts to lengthy, multi-year deals. Rios will be on the market and could make a let of sense if Alderson chooses to wait for players like Brandon Nimmo and Michael...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios At One Year? We’ll Take It!

This month, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors profiled free-agent Alex Rios, concluding that the 11 year veteran would earn $8.5 million on a one year deal. As we’ve seen from Sandy Alderson, he always prefers short-term contracts to lengthy, multi-year deals. Rios will be on the market and could make a let of sense if Alderson chooses to wait for players like Brandon Nimmo and Michael...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters, Texas Attorney General Abbott, Rangers pitcher Holland headline AAA Texas 500 Dignitaries

A distinguished but diverse group from varying arenas, ranging from the iconic Harlem Globetrotters to Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, will serve as the dignitaries for Sunday'sAAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Eliminator 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their basketball wizardry and antics around the world...

Rangers Rumors: Re-signing Colby Lewis and Neal Cotts are the primary focus

The Texas Rangers played well below expectations this season.  They went from being World Series contenders to one of the worst teams in all of baseball as they were decimated by injuries.  Heading into this offseason they have not only added a new manager, but the Star-Telegram is reporting that re-signing starting pitcher Colby Lewis and reliever Neal Cotts, is a top priority...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Coach Tim Bogar won't be returning

One of the first moves made by new Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister was to announce that bench coach and interim manager Tim Bogar will not be returning to the club next season. Even though it was an announcement, the move seemed increasingly likely after Bogar was passed over for the manager position.#455980244 / gettyimages.comAs noted in a report by Evan Grant for the Dallas...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Winter League Opening Doors For Aspiring Players

Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky said it best, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” The Texas Winter League is your shot, don’t swing and miss, take your shot this winter. If you are looking for an opportunity to play professional baseball or gain exposure and showcase your baseball talents then the Texas Winter League may be the league for you. The 2014 Winter League...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bogar no longer on Rangers' staff

Tim Bogar ended the 2014 season as a favorite for the managing job for the Texas Rangers in 2015. Now Bogar, who was a finalist for the job that went to Jeff Banister, will not be part of the team's major-league coaching staff. The Rangers reached that decision Monday with Bogar, who was hired as the bench coach before the 2014 season and then went 14-8 as the interim manager...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days 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
12 days 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
13 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
15 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
17 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: Ron Washington Left Rangers Due To Alleged Sexual Assault, Legal Matter

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned from his position for personal matters. By all indications it was not because of his job performance, and general manager Jon Daniels said that he would have kept Washington on as manager in 2015. That led many to speculate about why Washington decided to resign. Initially people suspected it could’ve been drugs or addiction...
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 11, 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

Ron Washington steps down as Rangers manager

With a six game losing streak and the team out of contention in the AL West, Ron Washington has stepped down as the manager of the Texas Rangers. Washington is vacating his managerial job for what has been deemed personal reasons while Tim Bogar has been named interim manager. The Rangers released the following statement: “Ron Washington informed us today that he has chosen to...
Via Tireball.com
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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