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  1. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Jul 16, 2012, 8:22 AM EST

    grilling

    I stopped doing these for some reason. Sorta forgot about them. But it seemed like a lot happened this weekend, so for those of you with lives that don’t entail them being tied to the Internet all weekend, here’s what you missed: Bill James doubles down on the Joe Paterno defense. It’s like watching a…

  2. Rangers phenom Jurickson Profar gets first start at third

    Jul 13, 2012, 8:14 PM EST

    Jurickson Profar

    Jurickson Profar, who showed off his power with a home run in Sunday’s Futures Game, is sliding from shortstop to third base for the first time as a pro for Double-A Frisco tonight. It’s a bit curious; not only do the Rangers already have a top-flight third baseman in Adrian Beltre, but they also have…

  3. 2012 midseason awards: AL MVP

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:41 PM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton was far and away the AL’s best player for two months, but he’s definitely come back to the pack after hitting just .223 with four homers in June. He struck out 35 times last month, nearly matching his total of 39 times from April and May combined. That said, he still leads the…

  4. Selection Sunday: Your 2012 All-Star rosters are revealed…

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:02 PM EST

    mlb all-star patch

    Major League Baseball is announcing the All-Star rosters for each league this afternoon during an hour-long special on TBS. We’ll update this post as the names come in: The 2012 MLB All-Star Game is next Tuesday, July 10, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. AMERICAN LEAGUE Starters C Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder 2B…

  5. The final AL All-Star balloting update before the teams are set

    Jun 25, 2012, 2:49 PM EST

    All Star Game Logo

    There’s still time to vote, but if it ended now, the AL All-Star team would look like so. The only change to a starter over last week’s results: Robinson Cano taking over first place at second base from Ian Kinsler. Downballot, we see A-Rod passing Evan Longoria for third place at third base, a flip-flop…

  6. AL All-Star balloting update: Jose Bautista joins the leaders

    Jun 18, 2012, 6:18 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    The latest American League ballot totals are in and the red-hot Jose Bautista has moved into third place in the outfielder voting, with Nelson Cruz dropping out of the lineup to fifth place. Bautista had the AL’s highest vote total last year, but his slow start guarantees he won’t duplicate that feat this year. Instead, it looks…

  7. AL All-Star voting updates

    Jun 11, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    All Star Game Logo

    The league just announced the latest in the All-Star Game voting for the American League. Here’s where it stands. The only particularly close race right now is for the third outfield slot, which is a three-way deal between Nelson Cruz, Jose Bautista and Adam Jones. Catcher Mike Napoli: 1,640,160 Joe Mauer: 912,997 First Base Prince…

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 4, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    Yankees 5, Tigers 1: If I were to tell you that one of this game’s starting pitchers — Justin Verlander or Phil Hughes — was going to toss a complete game, I’m guessing none of you would have guessed it would be Hughes.  But that he did, allowing one run on four hits. Verlander loses…

  9. Josh Hamilton gets IV, oxygen after walkoff homer

    May 27, 2012, 1:44 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton hit a walkoff homer in the 13th inning to give the Rangers an 8-7 win over the  Blue Jays on Saturday and then received IV fluids and oxygen after the game to treat an upper respiratory infection he’s been fighting. “I’ve been seeing stars since the fifth inning,” he said afterwards. “I hit…

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2012, 5:59 AM EST

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 4, Padres 0: Tough break for San Diego to have Adam Wainwright figure it out and throw a four-hit shutout while they were in town, but I really do need them to go on a bad skid right now. I’m taking my kids to their first major league game when we go to San…

  11. Ian Kinsler scratched Wednesday due to stomach virus

    May 16, 2012, 8:07 PM EST

    kinsler ap

    From Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com comes word that the Rangers have scratched second baseman Ian Kinsler from their starting lineup on Wednesday night because of a stomach virus. Alberto Gonzalez will play second base and Elvis Andrus will fill in at the leadoff spot as Texas opens a two-game series against the visiting Athletics. Kinsler…

  12. Yu Darvish strikes out 11, takes first loss versus Indians

    May 6, 2012, 4:07 PM EST

    Yu Darvish

    The Rangers hadn’t lost with Yu Darvish on the mound this season, but the Indians dropped them 4-2 on Sunday, with Darvish taking his first defeat. Darvish struggled with his command early, but he pitched out of jams after giving up a single and a walk to start the first and a walk to start…

  13. Astros’ 5-foot-5 hitting machine Jose Altuve goes 4-for-5, now batting .377 at age 21

    Apr 25, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    Jose Altuve

    Houston’s offense is one of the most improved in baseball and sophomore second baseman Jose Altuve is a big reason why. He came into today hitting .344 with a .918 OPS and notched four more hits in a 7-5 victory over the Brewers. Altuve is a really fun player to watch because he’s 5-foot-5 (on…

  14. Buster Posey makes it through his first play at the plate

    Mar 24, 2012, 9:46 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants' Posey waits for the ball during their spring training game against Seattle Mariners in Scottsdale

    Buster Posey was involved in a play at the plate last night for the first time since he suffered a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments in a collision with Marlins’ outfielder Scott Cousins last May 25. Rangers’ shortstop Elvis Andrus singled into center field and center fielder Angel Pagan made a strong throw to…

  15. Yu Darvish throws 21 pitches during intrasquad game

    Mar 3, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

    Yu Darvish Reuters

    We usually don’t pay a lot of attention to these early intrasquad games, but the buzz surrounding Yu Darvish makes him a notable exception. In an outing which was broadcast back to Japan, the high-priced right-hander faced the Rangers’ A squad yesterday in front of a sizable crowd in Surprise, Arizona. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com…

  16. 2012 OPS projections: top 10 shortstops

    Feb 9, 2012, 11:00 PM EST

    Troy Tulowitzki

    Moving right along to shortstop. I have four shortstops projected to top .800, which is the same number that did so last year. .943 – Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies) – 545 AB – .916 in 2011 .891 – Hanley Ramirez (Marlins) – 538 AB – .712 in 2011 .823 – Jose Reyes (Marlins) – 546 AB…

  17. Rangers finalize 3-year, $14.4M contract with Elvis Andrus

    Feb 8, 2012, 9:59 PM EST

    andrus head getty

    Columnist Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News passes along the season-by-season financial breakdown of Elvis Andrus‘ new three-year, $14.4 million contract extension with the Rangers: 2012: $2.375 million 2013: $4.8 million 2014: $6.475 million The agreement, which also comes with a $750,000 signing bonus, covers Andrus through all three of his years of arbitration…

  18. Rangers and Elvis Andrus avoid arbitration by agreeing to three-year deal

    Feb 7, 2012, 9:21 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    UPDATE: The deal is believed to be in the range of $14-15 million total and doesn’t include any club options, reports Rosenthal and Morosi. The Rangers likely would have preferred to get some of his free agent years as part of the deal, but that was probably a long shot given that Andrus is represented…

  19. The case of the Texas Rangers and the incredibly shrinking strikeout rates

    Jan 23, 2012, 5:48 PM EST

    Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli

    One of things that really stood out when I was doing projections over the last month was how the 2011 Rangers had a bunch of guys that didn’t strike out anywhere near as much as usual. In fact, seven of their nine veterans with at least 400 plate appearances last season set new career-lows when…

  20. Will the Rangers try to keep up with the Angels?

    Dec 8, 2011, 6:18 PM EST

    Jon Daniels

    The Rangers can come close to matching their AL West rivals; all they’d need to do is commit $150 million-$200 million to free agent Prince Fielder and then another $80 million-$100 million in the form of a posting fee and a contract for Yu Darvish. What’s the big deal? As things stand now, the Rangers are currently…

  21. Rangers acquired Neftali Feliz and Elvis Andrus by trading Mark Teixeira in 2007

    Oct 15, 2010, 11:22 AM EST

    Mark Teixeira rangers

    Surprisingly little has been made of Mark Teixeira facing his old team in the ALCS, perhaps because he had stints with the Braves and Angels in between going from the Rangers to the Yankees. Selected by Texas with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft, Teixeira hit .283/.368/.533 with 153 homers and 499 RBIs…

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