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  1. Rangers keeping in touch with Nelson Cruz, could re-sign him if price becomes “reasonable”

    Feb 19, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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    The Mariners, Mets, and Orioles have all been linked to free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz over the past couple of weeks, but March is approaching and the 33-year-old remains unsigned. Could a return to the Rangers become an option if this saga continues? According to Lyle Spencer of MLB.com, the Texas front office has maintained…

  2. Ron Washington unveils his planned Rangers lineup

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Rangers manager Ron Washington already has a lineup and batting order in mind for the regular season and he shared it with reporters today: LF Shin-Soo Choo SS Elvis Andrus 1B Prince Fielder 3B Adrian Beltre RF Alex Rios DH Mitch Moreland C Geovany Soto 2B Jurickson Profar CF Leonys Martin No big surprises, although…

  3. Ian Kinsler is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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    In anticipation of sweating much less in Detroit than he did in Arlington, Texas, new Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler showed up to camp this week with an already-trim physique … Ian Kinsler said he generally gained weight in the offseason to prepare for the heat of Texas. Reported 10 pounds lighter this season. —…

  4. Rangers, Mitch Moreland avoid arbitration with $2.65 million deal

    Feb 14, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    The Rangers and DH Mitch Moreland have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.65 million deal for the 2014 season, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports adds that Moreland can get an additional $25,000 each for reaching 470 and 525 plate appearances. Moreland was eligible for arbitration…

  5. Joba Chamberlain has lost 15 pounds, has discovered seafood

    Jan 26, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

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    As with Prince Fielder, I’m inclined to wait for something more than mere weight loss to declare a Best Shape of His Life. It requires the weight loss along with some declaration — implied or explicit — that superior performance is soon to follow. Or a suggestion that the shape is unprecedented or something. Sure,…

  6. Prince Fielder has dropped weight; Adrian Beltre predicts he’ll win the MVP

    Jan 26, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    It’s premature to call this a Best Shape of His Life report — we need a bit more — but be it known that Prince Fielder is officially on BSOHL watch: He has dropped weight. He has dumped the dreadlocks in favor of a high-and-tight haircut. He will move into the featured No. 3 spot…

  7. Tigers downplay interest in Nelson Cruz

    Jan 25, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Nelson Cruz is still looking for a home in free agency and the Tigers have surprised us with some late offseason additions before, so some have speculated that they could make sense as a possible match, but general manager Dave Dombrowski downplayed the possibility when asked by reporters at the team’s annual TigerFest today: Dombrowski…

  8. Miguel Cabrera is fully recovered from sports hernia surgery; is over his emo about Prince Fielder leaving

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    AP Miguel Cabrera

    Remember that sports hernia that the Tigers pretty strongly implied Miguel Caberea was not suffering from in the last two months of last season? The ailment that got him no time on the DL even though he probably needed it in September? Well, it’s all good now. He feels 100% according to the Detroit News.…

  9. Ian Kinsler wants to steal more bases. He might.

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    There’s a story in the Detroit Free Press about Ian Kinsler‘s dissatisfaction with his stolen base totals from last year. He swiped only 15 bases and was caught 11 times. The former total was his lowest since his rookie season, the latter total was his highest ever. He discusses the reasons for why this was…

  10. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  11. Shin-Soo Choo agrees to seven-year, $130 million deal with Rangers

    Dec 21, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News are both reporting that the deal is worth $130 million. That’s $10 million less than the reported offer from the Yankees, but when you figure the tax difference between the states, Scott Boras actually did pretty well for his client here. Jeff…

  12. Max Scherzer is “in play” on the trade market. WHAT?

    Dec 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan has something that makes no sense to me: Sources: AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer “definitely in play” in trade talks. Nothing imminent, but teams know he can be had. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2013   The presumed reason why Prince Fielder and Doug Fister were traded was so the Tigers…

  13. Rangers, D-Backs involved as market for Shin-Soo Choo reaches “critical stage”

    Dec 9, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

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    With Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury off the board, Shin-Soo Choo is the biggest name remaining in the free agent market. And it sounds like he could find a new home during this week’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida: Sources: Choo talks appear to be reaching critical stage. #Rangers, at least one other club in.…

  14. Tigers make it official: Miguel Cabrera is moving back to first base

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was initially coy last week when asked if Miguel Cabrera would be moving from third base to first base following the Prince Fielder trade, but today he admitted that’s the plan. No surprise, certainly, as Cabrera was banged up physically a lot this year and has long been stretched defensively…

  15. Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: It’s done. The Nationals just announced that prospect left-hander Robbie Ray will also be sent to Detroit. So it’s Fister for Ray, Krol, and Lombardozzi. Interesting. Ray has really improved his stock as a prospect over the past year, but it’s surprising that the Nationals were able to acquire Fister without giving up a…

  16. Dave Dombrowski mum on Miguel Cabrera’s assumed shift to first base

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Following the blockbuster trade that sent first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers, everyone on the planet simply assumed that Miguel Cabrera would move over from third base to first base while prospect Nick Castellanos would take over at third. It makes sense, as Cabrera was becoming…

  17. Miguel Cabrera wants to play first base

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Venezuelan newspaper El Universal reports that Miguel Cabrera has told the Tigers that he wants to play first base. This is probably a relief to everyone in the Tigers organization, who you have to figure WANT Cabrera to play first base now that Prince Fielder is gone. And want to have third base open for…

  18. Quote of the Day: Prince Fielder admits he sucked

    Nov 26, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Six

    Prince Fielder was asked yesterday about his disappearing act during the playoffs this past season and the fact that the hometown folks started to complain about it: “Everybody was on me a little bit about my performance, but rightfully so,” said Fielder. “I sucked, but I didn’t have to be reminded of it. Hopefully, we…

  19. Prince Fielder will bat third for the Rangers

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers Introduce Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder was introduced as a Texas Ranger today. Aww: Prince Fielder dons his new size 56 Rangers jersey pic.twitter.com/Uliy9iN2Ht — Anthony Andro (@aandro) November 25, 2013   Almost like two years ago. They grow up so fast. Prince’s son is much older too: In non-looking at Prince Fielder’s kid news, Fielder will number 84…

  20. Wild rumor time: Robinson Cano might have met with the Tigers yesterday

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    The Tigers were able to shed the monster contract of Prince Fielder earlier this week in the deal that netted them Ian Kinsler from the Rangers. Is it possible that the next step will be to pursue free agent second baseman Robinson Cano? That scenario seems extremely unlikely for a variety of reasons, but there…

  21. One thing Miguel Cabrera won’t miss about Prince Fielder: protection

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Upon hearing the news that the Tigers had traded Prince Fielder to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera appeared to be mourning a bit on Twitter, posting a collection of pictures involving the two during their time in Detroit. It was a humanizing moment for a player who has given us no choice over…

  22. Prince Fielder’s no-trade clause could have blocked a trade to Texas

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    If Rangers fans are missing Ian Kinsler, they can at least take comfort in knowing that Prince Fielder is happy to be in Texas. Datapoint 1: Evan Grant reports that Fielder had a no-trade clause provision which could’ve blocked a trade to the Rangers. He didn’t use it. As the Rangers were one of the…

  23. Miguel Cabrera appears to be getting pretty emo about the Prince Fielder trade

    Nov 21, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabtera

    Go check out Miguel Cabrera’s Twitter page since last night’s Prince Fielder trade. He’s posting and retweeting pics of him and Prince Fielder like crazy. Usually without comment. It’s giving off a decidedly sad vibe, to be honest: pic.twitter.com/GPYyF070sv — Miguel Cabrera (@MiguelCabrera) November 21, 2013   I can almost hear those opening piano notes…

  24. Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, and mouthwatering moves

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with all the questions they ask…

  25. The Rangers may not be done yet

    Nov 21, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Landing Prince Fielder is a pretty big move. But Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers may still sign a big free agent or trade one of their middle infielders: Source: #Rangers still want to add another bat. Could continue pursuit of free agents such as McCann, Beltran, Cruz, etc. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 21,…

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