RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers have the assets to make a splash

General manager Jon Daniels said on Sunday night, the eve of Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, that the Rangers still have the depth in their Minor League system to pull off a trade for a top-tier player.
Via Rangers.com
14 hours ago

Rangers’ Talks With Ian Desmond Have “Intensified”

Talks between free agent center fielder Ian Desmond and the Rangers have “intensified” lately, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports writes (Twitter links). Desmond is likely to receive a four-year deal, Morosi adds. Desmond rejected the Rangers’ qualifying offer last month (as was expected), but it appears he’s ready to listen to other proposals to return to the Rangers, perhaps for a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Rangers address roster at tender deadline

The Rangers on Friday tendered contracts to all of their players, except outfielder Jared Hoying, who was pre-arbitration eligible, leaving their 40-man roster at 39.
Via Rangers.com
2 days ago

Dragmire to Texas on waivers, Rollins to 4th team in month

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have received right-hander pitcher Brady Dragmire on a waiver claim from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Texas also Friday lost left-hander David Rollins to Philadelphia, his fourth team since the World Series. Pittsburgh had acquired the 23-year-old Dragmire from Toronto for cash considerations in October. He was 4-6 with a 4.38 ERA in 45 relief...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers in on trade talks leading to Meetings

The Rangers head into the Winter Meetings still focused on starting pitching, and general manager Jon Daniels said they were more involved in trade discussions than pursuit of free agents.
Via Rangers.com
2 days ago

Report: Nats considering Ian Desmond reunion

The Washington Nationals may find themselves dipping their toes into familiar territory this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Friday, though the Nationals remain focused on Andrew McCutchen as their top center field target, they’re also considering a number of backup options, including old buddy Ian Desmond. Desmond, 31, was with the Nationals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spike back to minors after filling in as Rangers 3B coach

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Spike Owen is returning to the minor leagues as a manager in the Texas Rangers' organization after filling in as the interim third base coach for the AL West champions while Tony Beasley went through cancer treatments this year. Beasley is expected to be back full time with the Rangers next season. The Rangers said Thursday that Owen will manage at Low-A...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers minor leaguers investigated for sexual assault on teammate during hazing

Eight Texas Rangers prospects were questioned by police in the Dominican Republic after video had emerged of a group of players sexually assaulting a teammate during a hazing incident, according to Yahoo Sports. Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have yet to press any charges, however they intend to charge at least four of the players who were involved. The players who were targeted...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers prospects questioned in alleged hazing scandal

Prospects in the Texas Rangers organization are in potential legal trouble in the Dominican Republic for an alleged hazing incident. The players were alleged to have sexually assaulted an underage teammate. No formal charges have been pressed, but according to a report, that will change. “While prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have yet to press charges for the alleged assault...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators

Position: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators Location: Round Rock, Texas; Frisco, Texas; Kinston, N.C.; Hickory, N.C.; Spokane, Wash.Description: The TrackMan operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system, and one is desired for each Rangers affiliate. The position runs from April to mid-September for Round Rock, Frisco, Kinston and Hickory, and mid-June to mid-September...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Holland not expecting to return to Texas after Andrew Cashner deal

The Texas Rangers rotation appears to be going out with the old and in with the new this offseason. Free agent right-hander Andrew Cashner agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Rangers on Friday, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com. Sullivan also adds that the deal has lefty Derek Holland convinced he won’t be back in Texas and that the club hasn’t been in contact with righty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers indeed have a new ballpark coming in Arlington

While our attention is obviously on the the presidential election Tuesday night, there are tons of other important things being voted on, including in the sports world where we have stadium votes for MLB’s Texas Rangers and the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. Well, it appears that at least the Texas Rangers aren’t leaving their town, as — while the votes have not been 100% counted...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Exit Interview: Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers have plenty to be proud of. Behind an American League leading 95-win season was an excellent one-two punch in the rotation and a powerhouse lineup. Despite these elements, the Rangers fell short in their postseason pursuits. The inconsistent bullpen and heartbreaking retirement of Prince Fielder became too much for the club to overcome. Here we will examine...
Via The Sports Quotient
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas Rangers looking to move Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers are reportedly ready to move on from Derek Holland. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports the Rangers are looking to clear Holland’s salary and have discussed a trade with multiple teams. “According to a source close to the situation, starting pitcher Derek Holland may have played his last game as a member of the Texas Rangers. In advance of the Rangers...
Via The Outside Corner
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers looking to trade Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers are looking to trade pitcher Derek Holland, according to a report. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports the news and says the Rangers are open to trading the southpaw. If they are unable to deal him, they may try to buy him out of his contract. Holland has a reasonable contract — he’s set to make $11 million next season and $11.5 million the year after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

New Rangers stadium could cost Arlington more than expected

The Texas Rangers plan to build a brand new baseball stadium in Arlington on the promise of splitting the cost 50/50, costing the city roughly $500 million. A big swing and a miss on that estimate, says WFAA in Arlington. The original cost of the stadium was said to be $1 billion, but an investigative study by WFAA reveals the total cost of the stadium could rise to $1.675 billion...
Via The Comeback
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The Rangers Are Facing a Difficult Winter

There’s no such thing as a good way to lose in the playoffs, but the worst way might be getting swept in the first round. It also might not, I don’t know, but it can feel so unfairly abrupt. The Rangers spent six months working on building the best record in the entire American League. It all came to an end in three games. That quickly, the mental calendar flips, and after another...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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