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TRADING SEASON

BY: Richard W. Humphrey The American League beat the National League 4-2 Tuesday night to give the junior circuit the home field advantage in this year’s World Series. For Ranger fans, this may or may not be good news. Certainly … Continue reading

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NEW DIGS

BY: Richard W. Humphrey ARLINTON, Texas – Last Friday afternoon, the Rangers announced that they and the city of Arlington would embark on building a new home for the Texas Rangers. The current lease on Globe Life Ballpark, originally named … Continue reading

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SUSPENSIONS AND FINES

BY: Richard W. Humphrey The donnybrook at Globe Life Ballpark Sunday has been the talk of baseball for the past two days. On Tuesday, the MLB office came down with their rulings. 14 players and coaches received disciplinary penalties. For … Continue reading

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DESMOND TO LEFT

BY: Richard W. Humphrey The Rangers reacted quickly and decisively to the news that Josh Hamilton will start the season on the disabled list and be unavailable for at least the first month. They made a deal with the very … Continue reading

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NEWS AND NOTES

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Pitchers and catchers reported to training camp last week. The position players have all arrived. By the end of next week, spring training will be fully underway, and exhibition games won’t be far behind. Amazingly for … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Christmas is past and the New Year is upon us. Most of the top end free agent pitchers have signed. The outfielders are the remaining position still available. For many teams, so much money has already … Continue reading

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OFF AND RUNNING

BY: Richard W. Humphrey The General Manager meetings were barely over when a spate of trades began. Usually, the meetings get exploratory talks going that lay the ground work for future deals. This year however, the future arrived quickly. The … Continue reading

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HOT STOVE KICK OFF

BY: Richard W. Humphrey The Hot Stove League has kicked off over the past week. Most teams, including the Rangers, have filled their manager, general manager and coaching positions. The deadline for making qualifying offers passed last Friday. The deadline … Continue reading

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MADDUX OUT

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Late this morning, the news broke that the Rangers and pitching coach Mike Maddux were parting ways. It was just two weeks ago that the Rangers held their post-season press conference and announced that hitting coach … Continue reading

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TORONTO ENDS RANGERS’ HOPES

RANGERS DOOMED BY 7TH INNING MELTDOWN BY: Richard W. Humphrey Toronto eliminated Texas Wednesday afternoon with a 6-3 win in game five of the American League Division Series. Texas jumped out to a series 2-0 lead, but the Jays came … Continue reading

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