Monthly Archives: February 2012

SPRING TRAINING BEGINS!

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The Rangers held their first full squad workout yesterday, as position players were all present and accounted for at Saturday’s reporting date.  Pitchers and catchers have been in camp since Wednesday, and one thing that has … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON RYAN BRAUN

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The news broke yesterday that the Brewers’ Ryan Braun, the National League’s Most Valuable Player last year, had won his appeal of MLB’s 50-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs.  It is the first time that … Continue reading

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CONTESTED ROSTER SPOTS

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey      The Rangers open spring training next week with pitchers and catchers reporting by February 22 and the full squad by February 25.  The team returns essentially the same core that won the American League last … Continue reading

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NONE AGAIN

BY: Richard W. Humphrey For the twelfth consecutive year, the Rangers have avoided going to a hearing with their arbitration eligible players. Late Saturday, the news broke that the Rangers and Mike Napoli have agreed to a one year contract … Continue reading

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NO HEARING FOR CRUZ

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Multiple local reports indicate that the Rangers will shortly announce they have reached agreement with Nelson Cruz on a new two-year contract estimated to be in the $14 – $15 million range.  The agreement will avoid … Continue reading

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TWO FOR TUESDAY

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Local media outlets are reporting that the Rangers have avoided arbitration with Elvis Andrus. Andrus and the Rangers are said to have agreed to a three year $14.5 million contract pending a physical examination. Andrus would … Continue reading

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BASEBALL MONDAY

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The Super Bowl had barely ended when Chuck Morgan, the Rangers’ stadium public address announcer sent out this tweet “It is now baseball season.”  With the last pro or college football game in the books and spring training just … Continue reading

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HAMILTON RELAPSE

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Thursday afternoon, reports began to surface that Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton had taken some drinks last Monday night.  Details were and are still sketchy, but Hamilton addressed local media for approximately 15 minutes this afternoon at a … Continue reading

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