Monthly Archives: January 2012

“MONEY BALL” – FACT & FICTION

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The movie “Moneyball” based upon Michael Lewis’s novel of the same name was recently released in Blu-ray and DVD, such that there has been an advertising push in recent days.  Originally released in movie theaters last … Continue reading

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FRIDAY RECAP

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The possibility of this week turning into a blockbuster in Ranger history went out the window when free agent Prince Fielder signed with Detroit.  In the aftermath, there is still incredulity that Fielder received such a … Continue reading

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TIGER PRINCE

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The twitter world blew up this afternoon with the news that Detroit has agreed to sign Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million contract, an average annual value of approximately $23.8 million.  There had been speculation … Continue reading

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YU PUNS

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey It is barely 48 hours since Yu Darvish finalized his contract with the Rangers, but puns are already rampant.  (Yu bet!)  As T. R. Sullivan said at Texasrangers.com, it’s a six-year contract.  Don’t expect the puns … Continue reading

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YU IS OURS

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The Rangers and agents for Yu Darvish utilized almost every minute up to Wednesday’s 4:00 PM (Central) deadline to finalize Darvish’s contract.  It is reportedly a six-year deal totalling $60 million with $56 million guaranteed money and $4 … Continue reading

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ARBITRATION NOTES

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Today was the day that arbitration eligible players exchanged salary figures.  If a players’ case goes all to way through the arbitration process, a three person panel hears both the player’s side and management’s side campaigning … Continue reading

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BARELY 24

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey There are barely 24 hours left until the deadline to sign Yu Darvish, which is Wednesday at 4:00 PM (Central).  All signs point to the deal getting done.  Last week, Nolan Ryan said he was confident … Continue reading

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FRIDAY NOTES

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey UPDATE 5:00PM: USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported this afternoon that Prince Fielder is presently in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area meeting with Ranger officials. Nightingale indicates that this is the first of three visits for Fielder. The … Continue reading

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A WEEK PLUS TO GO

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey There are just eight days remaining until the January 18 deadline for the Rangers to sign Yu Darvish, the standout Japanese pitcher.  Texas gained the exclusive negotiating rights for Darvish’s services with a posting bid of $51,703,411.  Darvish … Continue reading

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