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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Who’s ready for pitchers fielding practice?!

Good morning. Today is Monday or otherwise known as Adrian Beltre Reports to Spring Training day.

Among Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five is quotes from Jeff Banister about using his best relievers in the highest leverage situations.

T.R. Sullivan writes that now that the deal for Seung Hwan Oh fell through, the bullpen is once again the early focus of camp.

Evan Grant writes that the Rangers probably have three candidates vying for the closer job...

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Oh no: Texas Rangers solution at closer now lies in-house

As spring training approaches, the Texas Rangers prepare for a season of paramount importance. While 2017 was a down year, the Rangers are still expected to be in contention for a wild card run for at least one more year. As such, the club sought out former All-Star Seung-Hwan Oh to handle closing duties. However, the big marque free agent signing is now off due to physical issues, as reported by MLB.com writer TR Sullivan: As such, the Rangers have been placed in a rough situation....

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Minor jumped at chance to join Rangers

Most of the teams interested in Minor wanted him for their bullpen. But he was a starter for the Braves in 2010-14, and the Rangers were the only team willing to give him at least a chance to start.

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Bullpen questions early focus for Rangers

Given the Rangers financial austerity in pursuit of starting pitching, their best chance of competing for postseason would be combining a lockdown bullpen with an explosive offense.

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Sunday morning Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Negotiations between the Texas Rangers and free agent reliever Seung Hwan Ho have reached an impasse, and despite reports last week of an agreement being reached, the Rangers won’t be signing Ho.

Jeff Wilson talks about the importance of Elvis Andrus to the Rangers clubhouse.

Gerry Fraley looks at the three new Rangers who are expected to be part of the 2018 rotation.

Cole Hamels is finding inspiration from Bartolo Colon heading...

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Eric Hosmer, San Diego Padres agree on deal, per report

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune says the Padres and Eric Hosmer have agreed to terms on a contract

MLB Rumors: Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres have agreed to terms on a deal, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune. The 28 year old Hosmer had been seeking a deal in the 7-9 year range, per reports, and indications had been that the Kansas City Royals, who drafted him in the first round of the 2008 draft, and the Padres were the two teams most likely to land him.

No word...

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Rays acquire C.J. Cron, trade Jake Odorizzi, DFA Corey Dickerson

In a surprising and somewhat baffling move, the Tampa Bay Rays have traded for C.J. Cron and DFA’d Corey Dickerson

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Anaheim Angels in exchange for a player to be named later, it was announced today. To make room for Cron on the roster, the Rays have designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment.

This is a weird couple of transactions. Cron, 28, has been a semi-regular for the Angels for the last three years, and put...

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Rangers want Bush to refine changeup

The Rangers want Matt Bush to develop his changeup if he ends up being in the starting rotation.

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Sources: Rangers' deal with Oh called off

A potential deal between the Rangers and reliever Seung Hwan Oh has fallen through, sources said Saturday.

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Texas Rangers not signing Seung Hwan Oh

Per the beat guys on Twitter, the Rangers are no longer negotiating with pitcher Seung Hwan Oh

The Texas Rangers and free agent pitcher Seung Hwan Oh reportedly agreed to a one year deal with a team option, pending a physical, last week. Per the beat guys on Twitter, however, the deal between the Rangers and Oh is off, apparently due to a physical issue.

Oh, 35, spent the last two years with the St. Louis Cardinals, having pitcher in the Japanese League and the KBO prior to that. Oh was...

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Hamels finds inspiration in Bartolo's drive

Cole Hamels, who learned his craft from some savvy veterans like Jamie Moyer, Roy Halladay and others when Hamels was pitching in Philadelphia, has a new inspiration in Rangers camp.

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Saturday morning Rangers stuff

Saturday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Jurickson Profar had a difficult 2017 season, but is coming into 2018 ready to show that he’s deserving of a regular major league role. Profar says he wants to stay with the Texas Rangers, and not be traded.

The Rangers signed veteran righthanded pitcher Edinson Volquez to a two year minor league contract. Volquez won’t pitch in 2018 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but will compete for a major league job in...

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Rangers checked on Cashner, still seek pitching

General manager Jon Daniels reinforced that on Friday, when he said the Rangers did try to sign free-agent pitcher Andrew Cashner before he accepted a two-year deal with the Orioles.

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Profar confident in ability entering camp

Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has never lacked for confidence, and nothing that has happened over the past four years is going change that.

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Texas Rangers sign Edinson Volquez to two year deal

Edinson Volquez, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, has been signed by the Rangers to a two year minor league deal

The Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a two year minor league contract, the Rangers announced today. Volquez had Tommy John surgery in August, 2017, and will be out of all of 2018 rehabbing. Volquez will rehab at the Rangers facility in 2018 and apparently compete for a spot on the Rangers roster in 2019.

Volquez has had a weird, up-and-down career...he was,...

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Poll: Vegas Texas Rangers over/under win total

Vegas has the Rangers' over/under win total at 77.5. Would you go over or under that number?

The Texas Rangers 2018 win total over/under line is currently 77.5, according to Bovada.

So with that line out, I've got a very simple poll for you...

Do you think the Rangers will win more or less than 77.5 games?

Cast your vote below...

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One of the (new) guys: Mike Minor

Taking a look at new Texas Ranger Mike Minor

With the Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers reporting a couple of days ago, I figured maybe we need to learn about some of the newbies — the guys added to the organization over the winter. So I decided to make this a series, one player each week… well maybe twice a week. I don’t know, I’m literally making this up as I type, rules are not set in stone. I wrote them in the mound and I can erase them with my cleat at anytime. (Yes, I had to...

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The Bartolo Colón Experience

A Big, Sexy Sensation Comes To Texas

On a warm May day in 1973, the town of Altamira in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic became the site of what would become an auspicious historical event: the birth of Bartolo Colón.

From a young age, Bartolo displayed a work ethic that would help shape the course of his professional career in baseball. Young Bartolo worked alongside his father as they harvested coffee beans and various fruits. By the time Bartolo was 14, his...

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Jason Vargas, New York Mets agree to deal

The New York Mets have reportedly agreed to a two year, $16 million deal with free agent pitcher Jason Vargas

The New York Mets and free agent pitcher Jason Vargas have agreed to a two year, $16 million deal, according to reports on the Tweetbox. Vargas, 35, hit free agency this offseason after finishing up a 4 year, $32 million deal he signed with the Kansas City Royals prior to the 2014 season.

Vargas was good for the Royals when he was healthy, putting up a 108 ERA+ in his four years...

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Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Bartolo Colon is ready to fight for a spot in the Texas Rangers’ rotation. He knows he has an uphill battle, but feels he can claim a spot.

Colon’s chances are enhanced by the Rangers’ apparent plan to go with a six man rotation.

Seung Hwan Oh’s deal with the Texas Rangers, expected to be announced this week, has not been announced as some sort of snag has apparently happened.

The DMN continues their look at the best...

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