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Texas Rangers Trade Ian Kinsler to Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder

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It’s not quite breaking anymore, but tonight the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers agreed to trade Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder. It is a one for one trade, and according to multiple reports Detroit is also sending some cash Texas’ way. The trade was first reported by CBS’ Jon Heyman. fielder for kinsler trade is agreed to, pending approvals/waiver. http://t.co/9D3YUw36G5 ... Read More »

Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers’ CEO, Announces Retirement

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Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan has just announced his retirement, effective October 31. Wow. There have long been rumors of a dispute between Texas Rangers’ President and General Manager Jon Daniels, and CEO/legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan. Whether or not that has anything to do with Ryan’s retirement, we don’t know. What we do know is that the Rangers are effectively ... Read More »

Should the Texas Rangers Bring Back Mike Napoli?

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(Photo Credit: Associated Press) Mike Napoli is one of the most popular Texas Rangers in recent history. Acquired from Toronto before the 2011 season, the catcher/first baseman hit .320 with 30 home runs and 75 RBI in his first season with Texas. He also had the highest WAR (wins above replacement) of his career at 5.3. Had Texas managed to ... Read More »

Bad Luck Derek Can’t Catch a Break

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With Wednesday’s 5-4 win over Houston, the Rangers swept the three game series against the Astros and finally capitalized on a quality start from Derek Holland. This season we have seen  Holland reach a level of consistency any team would love to have from their number two pitcher. Holland has a 2.65 ERA in his last 10 starts. In six ... Read More »

Nelson Cruz to Accept 50 Game Suspension

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(Photo Credit: Brandon Wade/AP) It is being reported that Nelson Cruz will soon receive a 50 game suspension from the MLB for being linked to Biogenesis, a steroid shop out of Miami, Florida.   Report: #Rangers Nelson Cruz to accept 50-game suspension when handed down shortly http://t.co/uoQLC2WYJv — Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) August 5, 2013 THIS JUST IN: Nelson Cruz is ... Read More »

Texas Rangers Streak Into Oakland: Keys to the Series

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My how a week can change the division landscape. Just last Sunday it looked like it was almost the end for the Texas Rangers. Six games back of the Oakland Athletics in the division, on a four game losing streak, and having not gained any ground on the A’s in over a month, it seemed like there was no climbing ... Read More »

The Texas Rangers at the Trade Deadline

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(Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images) Like everyone predicted the Rangers made a trade at the deadline but in the process, gained a player that simply will not put this team over the top. Because of the recent success of the Rangers Franchise, the fan base and even the media view each season as either a title or bust. Ranger fans ... Read More »

Rangers open second half on wrong side of a sweep

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(Photo Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) The All-Star break should have provided the Texas Rangers with an opportunity to recharge and reset before making a push for a pennant. Instead, the Rangers stumbled around the Ballpark on their way to being swept by the Orioles. Here is a quick look at the three-game debacle: Just Bring ‘em Home Already!  ... Read More »

Josh Hamilton is the Angels’ Lamar Odom

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(Photo Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images) I know what you’re thinking: Jamie, why the heck are you writing about two guys we absolutely hate around here? Because something just dawned on me. Sports redemption is happening right in front of our faces. We’re getting our good karma for suffering through a terrible season of give-up from one of the ... Read More »

Nelson Cruz Could Face Suspension for PEDs

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(Photo Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Well, the day has come. In a report from ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Major League Baseball now has the key evidence it needs to begin pursuing suspensions for 20 players, including Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and, yes, Nelson Cruz. Back in January a report came out linking Cruz, Rodriguez and Braun, along with a handful ... Read More »