Posts tagged Texas Rangers

TRADE: FIELDER FOR KINSLER AND CASH

TRADE: FIELDER FOR KINSLER AND CASH

While the offseason signings are heating up in advance of the Winter Meetings, the Tigers and Rangers have pulled off the first high-profile trade of the hot stove season: RANGERS GET: 1B Prince Fielder and $30MM TIGERS GET: 2B Ian Kinsler The Tigers boldly signed Fielder to a 9YR/$214MM contract before the 2012 season and their […]

HAMILTON TO ANGELS SHIFTS POWER OUT WEST

HAMILTON TO ANGELS SHIFTS POWER OUT WEST

Josh Hamilton’s 5 year, $125M contract with the Los Angeles Angels did more than just take the biggest name of this year’s free agent class off the board. By going to a division rival, a rival who was already well-stocked, Hamilton shifted the balance of power from his old team, the Rangers, to his new […]

WILDCARD FRIDAY

WILDCARD FRIDAY

Last season’s one-day, all-or-nothing drama played out by chance, with various teams’ playoff chances intersecting naturally after 161 games. The Tampa Bay Rays passed up the fading Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals blew past the downward-spiraling Braves on the last day of the season to earn the final two playoff berths. Today, four […]

NON-WAIVER TRADE DEADLINE TODAY AT 4PM ET

NON-WAIVER TRADE DEADLINE TODAY AT 4PM ET

It’s now or never for trades without putting players through the waiver process for 2012. At 4PM ET today, the Non-Waiver Trade Deadline changes the process for trading players for the rest of the season and many big names are still rumored to be involved in talks. Here is a roundup of Monday’s dealings; DODGERS […]

RANGERS SLUG DARVISH TO A WIN

RANGERS SLUG DARVISH TO A WIN

The world finally got to see Yu Darvish in a regular season MLB game on Monday night and it was a far cry from his dominance in Japan. But the the high-powered Texas lineup had his back as they climbed out of a four-run hole after a half-inning to post an 11-5 win over Seattle. Darvish […]

DARVISH HAS STRONG DEBUT

DARVISH HAS STRONG DEBUT

The much-anticipated debut of Yu Darvish took place today in Peoria, AZ and the recently acquired RHP didn’t disappoint. In a two-inning stint vs. the Padres, Darvish threw 36 pitches, 26 for strikes, and allowed two doubles and no runs while striking out three. He fielded his position well, also, covering first on a grounder […]

DONE: RANGERS SIGN DARVISH, 6YRS/$60M

DONE: RANGERS SIGN DARVISH, 6YRS/$60M

Just before the 2PM CT deadline, the Texas Rangers came to terms with Yu Darvish on a six-year deal worth approximately $60 million. Darvish can opt out after the fifth year, reports Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has tweeted that the deal could be worth an additional $10 million in bonuses. […]

RANGERS, DARVISH FACE WED 4PM CT DEADLINE

RANGERS, DARVISH FACE WED 4PM CT DEADLINE

Sometimes $52.7 million just isn’t enough. The Texas Rangers won exclusive negotiating rights with standout Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish with a record-setting bid, but with less than 48 hours to go there still is no deal. The $52.7 million bought 30 days of exclusivity and after that, if no deal is struck, Darvish goes back […]

THE NELSON CRUZ EXPERIENCE

THE NELSON CRUZ EXPERIENCE

Rangers OF Nelson Cruz has developed into a hitting machine with a flair for the dramatic as he has shined over the past two post-seasons. When you see the big bomber post an OPS of 1.019 under the playoff/Word Series spotlight (including 6 HRs in the 2011 ALCS alone), it is hard to imagine that Cruz’ road […]

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

Roughly a week from Christmas, with NFL playoff spots being contested and with the NBA set to launch this weekend, a bidding process for a risky pitching commodity from the other side of the world had MLB fans on the edges of their seats. This was the hot stove in all its glory as anticpation and hope ended […]