Monthly Archives: December 2011

NEW YEARS’ EVE EVE

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey First of all, best wishes to Ranger Rap readers for a Happy (and prosperous) New Year.  Thanks again to all of you for your readership and support of this site. The baseball world has largely been … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas to Ranger Rap readers. Have a GREAT day! Thanks for reading my posts and for all the encouraging feedback. Richard W. Humphrey

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Christmas really came early for the Texas Rangers and their fans with the news earlier this week that the Rangers’ posting bid for Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish was the winning bid.  The club will undoubtedly end up signing … Continue reading

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YU TO THE RANGERS

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Around 10:15 PM Central, the twitter world exploded Monday night announcing that the Texas Rangers were the team with the winning bid for Yu Darvish, the Japanese super star pitcher.  The bid is reported to be … Continue reading

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THE END IS IN SITE

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The agent representing Yu Darvish said that the Nippon Ham Fighters will announce between 7:00 and 8:00 PM (Central) tonight that they have accepted the posting bid to relinquish the rights to the Japanese phenom.  It … Continue reading

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A TRADE?

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The Yu Darvish wait continues, amid more speculation as to how much was bid and who the team with the high bid may be.  Toronto is still seen as the favorite, though the winning bid is … Continue reading

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THE YU DARVISH WATCH

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The posting bids to secure the negotiating rights to sign Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish were due Wednesday at 4:00 PM.  From receipt, the process is supposed to be the forwarding of the highest bid to the … Continue reading

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DARVISH AND TENDERS

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey YU DARVISH:  This deadline for submitting bids to obtain the exclusive negotiating rights to Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish is this afternoon at 4:00 PM local time.  It is not certain as to how high the posting fee will … Continue reading

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GONE BABY, GONE!

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Baseball’s Winter meetings ended this afternoon with the completion of the Rule V draft, in which the Rangers neither drafted a player nor had a player drafted.  The esteemed Peter Gammons predicted that the Winter Meetings … Continue reading

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WINTER MEETINGS BEGIN

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Baseball’s winter meetings began today at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.  There are a myriad of predictions as to what may transpire in the next few days.  Peter Gammons of the MLB Network has predicted … Continue reading

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