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Grade the Corey Kluber trade

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What grade would you give the Corey Kluber trade?

The Texas Rangers traded Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields to the Cleveland Indians for Corey Kluber and $500,000 (half of the $1 million assignment bonus Kluber got for being traded) today. Kluber is owed $17.5 million for 2020, and has a vesting option for 2021 for $18 million that kicks in if he throws 160 innings in 2020.

What grade do you give this trade?

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Bumgarner, Arizona agree on $85M deal, per reports

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The Diamondbacks and Madison Bumgarner have reportedly agreed to terms on an $85M deal

MLB Rumors: Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to terms on a 5 year, $85 million deal, per reports.

The 30 year old lefthander was at one point thought to be a top free agent this offseason, but injuries in 2017 and 2018, along with a dip in stuff prior to 2019 and an overall drop in results, dampened the enthusiasm for...

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Indians trade two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber to Rangers

The Texas Rangers are finalizing a deal to acquire two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from the Indians, reports Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic. The deal is agreed to, pending physicals of the players involved, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Reliever Emmanuel Clase is part of the return heading to Cleveland, per Levi Weaver of the Athletic. Center fielder Delino DeShields Jr. is also headed to Cleveland, reports Rosenthal. Texas will assume the entirety of Kluber’s $17.5M...

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Texas Rangers acquiring Corey Kluber, per reports

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The Rangers are reportedly completing a deal for starting pitcher Corey Kluber

MLB Trade Rumors: Corey Kluber is being acquired by the Texas Rangers from the Cleveland Indians, per multiple reports. Kluber, who turns 34 in April, is a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, in 2014 and 2017, and finished 3rd in the balloting in 2016 and 2018. He missed most of last season due to injuries, is due $17.5 million in 2020, and has an $18 million...

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Corey Kluber, new Texas Ranger: What you need to know

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A rundown on new Texas Rangers starting pitcher Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber has reportedly been traded to the Texas Rangers by the Cleveland Indians. Here’s a rundown on the 33 year old righthanded starting pitcher.

Kluber was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but went to high school in Coppell, Texas. He was a 4th round draft pick of the San Diego Padres out of Stetson University, and ended up getting dealt to the Cleveland Indians in a complicated three-way...

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Report: Corey Kluber Trade to Rangers from Indians Agreed Upon Pending Physicals

Two-time American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber is reportedly on his way to the Texas Rangers . Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the deal was completed after Jeff Passan of ESPN first noted the trade was in the "final stages...

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Sunday morning Rangers things

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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Evan Grant offers five thoughts from the Winter Meetings, including looking at why Anthony Rendon apparently wasn’t all that interested in coming to Texas.

Having missed out on Rendon, the Rangers are now apparently talking to the Cleveland Indians about Corey Kluber, who missed much of 2019 but is a #1 caliber pitcher when he’s healthy.

There was a fire at Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers’...

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Two-alarm fire contained at Rangers’ new ballpark

The Arlington Fire Department responded Saturday to a two-alarm fire at the new Texas Rangers stadium. Numerous videos were shared to social media showing smoke and fire at the new Rangers ballpark, which is currently under construction. (Warning: Video contains offensive language) The Arlington Fire Department reported that they were on the scene and had contained the fire in the upper portion of the stadium. The cause was not immediately clear. There was no indication of whether the fire...

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Globe Life Field caught on fire Saturday

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There was a fire at the Rangers’ new stadium today

Globe Life Field caught on fire on Saturday. The Texas Rangers’ new stadium had a blaze erupt that was apparently quickly put out. The cause is reportedly being investigated.

Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves whether this was an omen, a metaphor, or just yet another weird thing to happen to the Rangers.

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Houston Astros personnel admit electronic sign stealing, per report

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A report this afternoon indicates that Astros players and coaches have acknowledged using video technology to steal signs

Houston Astros players and coaches have acknowledged to MLB that the Astros used a video camera stationed in center field at Minute Maid Park to decode signs in real time, according to a report from SNY. The folks involved claimed that it was an existing camera that had been approved by MLB, not a new camera installed...

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While Rangers missed out on Anthony Rendon, rotation upgrade remains a big plus

The Rangers were in on free-agent slugger Anthony Rendon to the tune of $32M per year for six years, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. The six-year, $192M package landed a year and $53M short of the winning bid by the Angels.  Heyman points out that the lack of state income tax in Texas put the dollar value of the Rangers’ offer more-or-less in line with the contract Rendon ultimately signed. The extra year made the difference for both player and team in this case. Rendon will...

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Saturday morning Rangers things

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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

Evan Grant writes about the signing of Jordan Lyles and Jeffrey Springs yesterday.

Jeff Wilson writes that, despite missing out on Anthony Rendon, the Rangers have been busy this offseason, including signing two pitchers yesterday.

Jordan Lyles’ Milwaukee battery-mate, Yasmani Grandal, says that Lyles is a completely different pitcher now than the pitcher he was prior to 2019, due to...

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Texas Rangers sign Jordan Lyles, Jeffrey Springs

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The Rangers officially announced a previously reported deal and a surprise deal

Texas Rangers transactions: Jordan Lyles and Jeffrey Springs have officially been signed to major league contracts, the team announced today.

Lyles was signed to a two year deal, which previous reports indicated was for $16 million. The righthanded pitcher is expected to be in the Rangers rotation after spending the 2019 starting for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee...

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Martin Perez to the Boston Red Sox

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Former Ranger Martin Perez is joining the Boston Red Sox

Martin Perez, the lefthanded starting pitcher who was with the Texas Rangers through 2018 and then pitched for the Minnesota Twins in 2019, is joining the Boston Red Sox, per reports. He reportedly has agreed to a one year, $6 million deal with a $6.25 million club option for 2021.

Perez, who turns 29 in April, was a long-time promising Rangers pitching prospect who appeared to be ready to fulfill...

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LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #10

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Congratulations to Cole Winn, who was named the #9 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings

Congratulations to Cole Winn, who was named the #9 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings...

Our list so far:

1 — Leody Taveras

2 — Josh Jung

3 — Nick Solak

4 — Hans Crouse

5 — Sam Huff

6 — Sherten Apostel

7 — Joe Palumbo

8 — Kolby Allard

9 — Cole Winn

Also, since they were not picked in the Rule 5 Draft, I...

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Friday morning Rangers things

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Friday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

The Winter Meetings are over, and after missing out on Anthony Rendon, the Texas Rangers are exploring their other options.

Evan Grant says the Rangers picked up a couple of small fry but not the big fish this week, and now may be shifting their focus to Nick Castellanos, who they would presumably move to first base.

The Rangers’ priorities are third base, catching, and starting pitching,...

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Anthony Rendon contract poll

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A real simple up/down poll on Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon, the third baseman who was the Texas Rangers reported top target this offseason, signed with the Anaheim Angels for 7 years, $245 million, with a full no trade clause, no option years, and no opt outs.

According to Evan Grant, the Rangers offered 6 years at just under $200 million per year with a vesting option for a 7th year.

A simple question...should the Rangers have...

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Rangers don’t pick, lose anyone in the Rule 5 Draft

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The Rangers didn’t select anyone or lose anyone in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft

The Texas Rangers did not lose anyone, or select anyone, in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft today.

Last year the Rangers lost Reed Garrett to the Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 Draft, but he was returned to the Rangers during the season. Texas selected righthanded pitcher...

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Weaver: Rangers “likely out” on Donaldson

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Levi Weaver says the Rangers are likely out on free agent Josh Donaldson

MLB Rumors: The Texas Rangers are “likely out” on Josh Donaldson, according to Levi Weaver on Twitter, who says that Donaldson’s price has exceeded the Rangers’ comfort level.

Donaldson, 34, had a great bounce-back season for Atlanta in 2019, and was generally seen as getting a deal in the 3 year, $75 million range. With Anthony Rendon off the board,...

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3B Josh Donaldson not likely to sign with Rangers

The Rangers were one of a few teams that pursued Anthony Rendon before the star third baseman signed with the Angels on Wednesday, and the teams that missed out are believed to be turning their attention toward Josh Donaldson. Texas is apparently not likely to end up with him, either. Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports that the contract Donaldson is seeking is not one the Rangers are comfortable handing out. Unless the price drops, Texas is seemingly out of the Donaldson sweepstakes. The...

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