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Heyman: Harper talks intensifying

Jon Heyman tweets that the Bryce Harper discussions are accelerating, suggesting a decision could be imminent

MLB Rumors: Bryce Harper’s free agent adventure could be coming to a resolution, with Jon Heyman saying things have “intensified,” with the Philadelphia Phillies talking to both Manny Machado and Harper, and Harper talking to other teams, but a Harper/Philly pairing he says is most likely.

Buster Olney has a tweet which seems to hint that there would be deferrals, club options...

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FAQs about Rangers pitching coach Rangel

The Rangers hired 55 new people for their baseball operations department this offseason, and pitching coach Julio Rangel may be right behind manager Chris Woodward in importance. This will be the first time Rangel has ever had a Major League job. Here are some frequently asked questions about the new pitching coach.

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Rangers, Revere agree on minor league deal

Veteran outfielder Ben Revere has agreed to a minor league deal with the Rangers, per reports

The Texas Rangers and outfielder Ben Revere have agreed on a minor league contract, per reports. Revere, 30, is a left handed hitting center fielder who was originally a first round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2007. He’s spent time in the majors with the Twins, Phillies, Blue Jays, Nationals and Angels, though he didn’t appear in the majors last year.

One of the roster construction issues...

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Sunday morning Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

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The departure of Adrian Beltre means that Elvis Andrus inherits the unofficial team captain role from him, as well as having inherited Beltre’s old locker (which was Michael Young’s before that). Elvis says Beltre, who he took a couples trip to Europe with recently, is happy with his decision to retire.

Evan Grant looks at the defensive improvements Rougned Odor has made, and whether he could win a Gold Glove this year.

Hunter...

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Sources: Rangers ink Revere to Minors deal

The Rangers have signed veteran outfielder Ben Revere to a Triple-A contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to Major League sources. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical scheduled for Monday.

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Andrus is now Rangers' elder statesman

Shortstop Elvis Andrus, who reported on Saturday, doesn't seem to mind the fact that people are giving the Rangers little chance to be better this season.

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Pence thrilled to be in Rangers camp

Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence is in Rangers camp on a Minor League contract. By definition, that means he is not guaranteed a spot, and he will have to make the team in Spring Training.

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Saturday morning Rangers things

Saturday morning Rangers news and links

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Levi Weaver has a piece on how Willie Calhoun has changed his workout routine and eating habits and given up late night videogame sessions this offseason.

Evan Grant also has a story on the Calhoun transformation, with Calhoun saying he “set out to become a better person, not just have a better body” after a come-to-Jesus meeting with Jeff Banister and Jon Daniels in September about his off-the-field habits needing to...

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Calhoun has undergone physical makeover

Willie Calhoun might be the most compelling player in camp. The Rangers, who acquired him from the Dodgers in a Trade Deadline deal in 2017 for Yu Darvish, have always liked Calhoun's bat. But this offseason they gave him a mandate to lose weight and get his body in shape. Calhoun followed orders and showed up to camp weighing 199 pounds. He said he lost 24 pounds in the offseason.

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Luis Severino, New York Yankees agree on contract extension

The Yankees and pitcher Luis Severino have agreed on a 4 year deal with a club option

Luis Severino and the New York Yankees have agreed on a 4 year contract with a club option, according to multiple reports. Joel Sherman says the deal features a $2 million signing bonus, a $4 million salary for 2019, a $10 million salary for 2020, a $10.25 million salary for 2021, an $11 million salary for 2022, and a 2023 club option at $15 million with a $2.75 million buyout. The signing bonus means...

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Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers news and links

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Evan Grant writes how new Texas Rangers relief pitcher Zach McAllister has utilized the Rapsodo analysis tool and the Edgertronic high-speed camera to identify an issue with his grip that was allowing hitters to lay off his curve ball last year, and talks about the Rangers incorporating these items into their pitching programs.

T.R. Sullivan writes about Jeff Mathis being in Texas to, among other things, mentor the Rangers’...

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Sporcle Quiz of the Evening: Colorado Rockies 25+ HR seasons

Can you name the Rockies players who have had a season of 25 home runs or more?

A quiet evening in MLB, so we have a Sporcle Quiz for your entertainment...

Can you name every MLB player who has had a 25+ home run season with the Colorado Rockies?

Good luck...

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Mathis to mentor Rangers pitchers, catchers

Rangers catchers Jose Trevino and Isiah Kiner-Falefa already have a nickname for Jeff Mathis.

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The history of Rangers catchers since the departure of Ivan Rodriguez

The catchers position is a lot different than it was in the game of baseball twenty or thirty years ago.  Gone are the days of guys like Mike Piazza or Johnny Bench having a fifteen or twenty year career all behind the plate.  The Texas Rangers franchise was fortunate enough to enjoy the benefits of […]

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The Texas Rangers, they are a-changin’

The Rangers had an organizational meeting this week that underscores the significant changes the team has made in its front office, coaching and scouting

Evan Grant has a story today that’s worth a read, highlighting an all hands on deck organizational meeting the team held Monday with 180 baseball operations folks. There’s quotes from Jon Daniels in the piece, calling the session “overdue” and highlighting the amount of change the organization has undergone of late, and the need to...

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Thursday Morning Links

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Evan Grant writes about the organizational meeting this week that highlights the wholesale changes the team has been making.

It’s a bad sign when 3/5’s of your 2018 starting rotation is holding “will pitch for food” signs as spring training starts.

Mike Minor is glad to be in the Rangers’ camp this spring rather than traded to some stupid NL team.

Chris Woodward says the Dodgers that he coached for may have won a World Series, but they sure didn’t love each other like...

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Diekman to KC, Fister retires

Two former Ranger pitchers were in the news today, for opposite reasons

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman has agreed to a one year deal with the Kansas City Royals, per multiple reports, and former Texas Rangers pitcher Doug Fister has announced his retirement today.

Diekman came to Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade in late 2015, and immediately established himself as a key part of the bullpen, contributing significantly to the 2015 and 2016 division winning teams. Diekman...

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Pitcher Doug Fister retires from MLB

Pitcher Doug Fister’s MLB career has come to a close. Fister is retiring, his agent told MLB.com’s Jon Morosi. The veteran is hanging up his cleats despite receiving major league contract offers over the offseason. According to Fister’s agent, the pitcher wants to spend more time with his family. Fister, 35, made his MLB debut with Seattle in 2009. He was traded to the Tigers in 2011 and teamed with Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello to form a strong pitching rotation. He...

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Minor likely Rangers' Opening Day starter

Rangers manager Chris Woodward is not ready to officially name his Opening Day starter but it's clear Mike Minor is the obvious choice.

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Texas Rangers Opening Day roster prediction

AJM takes a wild stab at the Opening Day roster for the 2019 Texas Rangers

A 2019 Texas Rangers Opening Day roster prediction is an exercise in futility at this point, because there will be injuries, more minor league signings, unexpected performances, and the like that will occur between now and then. But hey, its a kind of fun exercise in futility, so I’m going to try doing it anyway.

Here’s my wild-ass, for entertainment purposes only, no betting please, predictions for the Opening...

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