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Yu Darvish is a Texas Ranger


It’s official. Yu Darvish is a Texas Ranger. [Insert fist pump here] His agents and Rangers’ brass came to terms on a six year deal, worth $60 million.This, plus the $51.7 million posting fee the Rangers now owe the Nippon Ham Fighters, brings the total deal to just over $111 million, or about $18.7 million per season Darvish has been ...

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Could the Rangers land both Darvish and Fielder?

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We’re closing in on the Wednesday (1/18) 4pm deadline for the Rangers and Yu Darvish to come to a deal, and it looks like we are close to seeing a deal get done. According to various reports, the only remaining hurdle is whether the deal will be for five or six years. Apparently Darvish wants a five year deal, while ...

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Rangers Win Bid for Yu Darvish


Earlier tonight the Rangers won the bidding war for Japanese stud pitcher Yu Darvish, offering a bid of $51.7 million dollars to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters to negotiate with the 25-year-old right hander. The Rangers now have 30 days to strike a deal with the Japanese star, and initial reports are saying the deal will probably be somewhere around the ...

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The Rangers Drop Game 7, Lose World Series


They were one strike away from being world champions. Twice. But instead, the Texas Rangers are World Series runner-up for the second consecutive year. I can’t begin to describe how devastating this feeling is. In a few weeks, I’ll go through what Texas needs to do during the offseason to get back to this spot, but I can’t even think ...

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Rangers Lose Game 1

It’s not panic time, Rangers fans. Not yet. After all, most people had conceded that the Cardinals, with Chris Carpenter on the mound facing a less than impressive C.J. Wilson, would probably take the first game. As expected they did, as C.J. Wilson was better, but still not great, and Carpenter was on point for 6 innings. In fact, Carpenter’s ...

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World Series Preview: Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

It’s almost here, and this year, things will be different. The Rangers are going to win the World Series. It’s a bold prediction, I know. But after looking at the stats, re-watching some of the games (Rangers via my DVR, St. Louis thanks to the MLB Network), and trying, yet failing, to put my bias aside, I have come to ...

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The Rangers are One Win from the World Series


My little sports heart is going to need a cigarette and three months off (aka the Cowboys’ season) after this Rangers playoff run is over. Last night’s game was just another episode of the Nelson Cruz show, running concurrent with the Mike Napoli show. Those two guys both made huge plays that are getting overlooked because of their 11th inning ...

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Rangers Win in Grand Fashion

I think it’s safe to say Nelson Cruz is out of his slump. With two home runs in Monday afternoon/night’s game, including the first walk-off grand slam in MLB postseason history, Cruz is now 4 for 7 with three home runs and six RBIs in the ALCS. This is after he hit just 1 for 15 in the ALDS, and ...

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Rangers, Beltre, Deliver Knockout Blow to Rays


It’s only been doneĀ  six (now seven) times in the history of baseball, twice by Babe Ruth (1946, 1948. Both times in game 4 of the World Series). The others: Bob Robertson (Game 2, NLCS, 1971), Reggie Jackson (Game 6, World Series, 1977), George Brett (Game 3, ALCS, 1978), Adam Kennedy (Game 5, ALCS, 2002). Now, we add Adrian Beltre ...

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Texas Rangers Playoff Preview: ALDS vs. Tampa Bay Rays


If Wednesday night didn’t make you a baseball fan, you’re probably a lost cause. It was, without a doubt, the most incredible night in baseball history. Going into the day, both the American and National Leagues had ties atop the Wild Card Race. Boston and Tampa Bay in the American League, and Atlanta and St. Louis in the National League. ...

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