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Nolan sharing stories

Nolan Ryan was in Arlington last night as a keynote speaker of sorts at the 50th anniversary of the YMCA of Arlington. Ryan sat on stage and chatted with Scott Murray in an informal interview setting. He did talk about…


Fukumori added to 40-man roster

The Rangers officially added RHP Kazuo Fukumori to the 40-man roster today and designated first baseman Chris Shelton for assignment to make room. Fukumori, 31, has a two-year contract and is the third Japanese player in Rangers history (Hideki Irabu,…


Some ticket prices go up

After comparing the 2007 and 2008 ticket prices, here’s the deal. The Rangers increased prices — from $1 to $5 — on seven of the 15 sections at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. But those were on the higher-priced sections. The…


Rangers promotional dates

The Rangers have many games with promotions, including five concerts on the patio: April 12 — pregame performance by Third Day May 17 — postgame performance by Robert Earl Keen (you’ll probably see Evan Grant there) July 12 — postgame…


Rangers announce ticket prices

For those wondering, the Rangers will make individual game tickets available to the public starting March 7. The prices for games (non premier games, of whcih there are 12 in 2008) are on the club’s website, which includes a map….


Talking Botts and the roster

Let’s talk 25-man rosters. Many of you have asked what the likely 25-man roster would be assuming the Rangers don’t make any more moves (I still think they may make another few). Evan Grant recently talked about this in his…


Happy New Year, bloggers

Just wanted to wish all of you a Happy New Year. Hope 2008 is a great one. Thanks for continuing to make this blog so much fun with all of your comments and interaction about the Rangers….


A look at Jennings

Another possibility if the Rangers decide to look outside for a fifth starter is Jason Jennings, who was born in Dallas and played at Baylor. He’s 29 years old and spent last season in Houston. Jennings had surgery to repair…


Looking at Bartolo Colon

Now that the Rangers have traded away Edinson Volquez, thought to be a viable option as the fifth starter, Texas may be more inclined to get an experienced arm to bring in for spring training. One possibility is right-hander Bartolo…


Hamilton and the lineup

Now that the Rangers have added a centerfielder and middle-of-the-order offensive player, what do you think the lineup should look like when the season begins? Maybe: LF Frank Catalanotto (Ian Kinsler would lead off against lefties) 2B Ian Kinsler SS…


Opinion on Hamilton trade

Keith Law, a baseball writer for ESPN.com, weighed in with his thoughts on the Josh Hamilton-Edinson Volquez deal. He likes what the Rangers did, arguing that Hamilton becomes the best centerfielder the club has had in a decade and could…


Just call him Eddie

As reported last week, the Rangers are close to a one-year deal with reliever Eddie Guardado. He had torn ligaments in his left elbow last season and didn’t pitch until August for the Reds. Guardado is 37. It would give…


In Hamilton’s own words

A few of you have noted Josh Hamilton’s story on ESPN.com. For those you haven’t read it, it is very interesting and a look at a guy who has struggled with addiction. But he says he’s past that now. The…


Hamilton deal is done

The Rangers have reported that they have acquired outfielder Josh Hamilton from Cincinnati for RHP Edinson Volquez and LHP Danny Herrera, as reported earlier by Evan Grant. Evan has all the details. But Hamliton hit .292 with a .922 OPS…


Bradley a Ranger

The Rangers made the Milton Bradley deal official today. Bradley spoke with reporters on a conference call. He said he’d be ready to play in some capacity by Opening Day, but didn’t specify exactly what that would be. If Bradley…


Hurley and the rotation

What is the Rangers’ rotation for 2008? If you use last season as a guide, is it these five (assuming no other pitchers are signed to come to camp before February)? Kevin Millwood Vicente Padilla Brandon McCarthy Kason Gabbard Edinson…


Talking 2008 lineup

GM Jon Daniels may not be through with his off-season shopping yet. But for the purposes of this exercise, let’s assume the roster now is what the Rangers have when spring training begins. I saw manager Ron Washington on Friday…


Edgardo Alfonzo on the way?

Evan Grant reports that the Rangers are close to signing veteran infielder Edgardo Alfonzo to a minor-league deal. Alfonzo spent the 2007 season with the Long Island Ducks. UPDATE (5:45 p.m.): The deal is done. Alfonzo will be invited to…


Mitchell Report is out

I’m reading it as we speak and it will take some time (it’s more than 400 pages). There is a list of players throughout the report. Here are a few of interest, including some former Rangers, that I’m sure you…


About Big Ben

Well, pretty big anyway. He’s 6-foot-2, from Beaumont, Texas (now lives in Austin) and is a left-handed hitter. Broussard, 31, played in 99 games last season and hit .275 with seven homers and 29 RBIs. He’s primarily a first baseman,…


Fukumori headed to Texas?

Evan Grant reports today that the Rangers are in serious talks with 31-year-old, right-handed reliever Kazuo Fukumori. Reports the last month had as many as 10 teams interested in the reliever and that he would probably get a two-year deal….


Fukudome a Cub?

According to reports, including this one on FoxSports.com (which credits WGN Radio in Chicago with breaking the news), Kosuke Fukudome has reached a deal on a four-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. Some reports had the Rangers interested in the…


Waiting on Fukudome

Now that Japanese outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has decided to play in the United States, he has to figure out where that might be. Various reports suggest that could happen soon for the 30-year-old (maybe even later today). It appears that…

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