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Dec 14, 2018
Passan: Phillies, Rangers have talked Minor

Passan: Phillies, Rangers have talked Minor

Jeff Passan says the Philadelphia Phillies have talked to the Rangers about pitcher Mike Minor MLB Trade Rumors: The Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers have “engaged” on the subject of Mike Minor, the lefthanded pitcher who the Rangers signed to a 3 year, $28 million deal last offseason, according to Jeff Passan on Twitter. Passan notes that the Phillies have also been pursuing Andrew Miller, and suggests that Minor could be an option as either a starter or a reliever. The Phillies are looking to be aggressive this offseason, and have made a couple of big splashes in acquiring...
Dec 14, 2018
Ian Kinsler to San Diego Padres on two year deal

Ian Kinsler to San Diego Padres on two year deal

The Padres and Ian Kinsler have reportedly agreed on a two year, $8 million deal The San Diego Padres and free agent Ian Kinsler have agreed on a two year, $8 million deal with a third year club option, per reports. Kinsler is reportedly going to play a variety of positions while mentoring young Padres infielders Luis Urias and Fernando Tatis Jr. Kinsler, of course, came up with the Rangers and was a key part of the A.L. Championship teams before being dealt to Detroit for Prince Fielder in what was arguably the worst trade of Jon Daniels’ stint as g.m. Kinsler signed with the Angels...
Dec 14, 2018
LSB Community Prospect Rankings — #15

LSB Community Prospect Rankings — #15

Congratulations to A.J. Alexy, who won the runoff to be named the #13 prospect in the Rangers LSB Community Prospect Rankings Congratulations to A.J. Alexy, who won the runoff over Owen White to be named the #13 prospect in the LSB Community Prospect Rankings. Our list so far: 1 — Hans Crouse 2 — Leody Taveras 3 — Bubba Thompson 4 — Joe Palumbo 5 — J.P. Martinez 6 — Cole Winn 7 — Taylor Hearn 8 — Cole Ragans 9 — Jonathan Hernandez 10 — Anderson Tejeda 11 — Tyler Phillips 12 — Tyreque Reed 13 — A.J. Alexy 14 — Owen White Moving on...who is the #15 prospect in the...
Dec 13, 2018
Rangers trade Claudio, lose Garrett, acquire Romano

Rangers trade Claudio, lose Garrett, acquire Romano

The Rangers have dealt lefthanded reliever Alex Claudio for a first round draft pick and have acquired Rule 5 pick Jordan Romano Texas Rangers transactions: Alex Claudio has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for a draft pick, and pitcher (and Rule 5 pick) Jordan Romano has been acquired by the Rangers today, in a flurry of end-of-the-winter-meetings-moves. Claudio was one of the Rangers’ player development success stories...there were people clamoring for Claudio, a sidearming lefty reliever drafted in the 27th round of the 2010 draft, to be released a few years ago. But he...
Dec 13, 2018
Brandon McCarthy Should Have Tacos With Me

Brandon McCarthy Should Have Tacos With Me

The New Special Assistant To The GM Needs To Eat Doesn’t He? Adrian Beltre is gone. This is the first time I’ve written those words on LSB. It took me a long while to muster the courage to do this. Adrian Beltre is one of my favorite earthlings, and I will miss seeing him on the field (who else will jog in place right after a pitch comes a bit too close?). Jeff Banister is gone and the Chris Woodward era is upon us. The 42-year-old takes the reigns of his first MLB managerial job after three years in Los Angeles with the Dodgers organization. When the Rangers announced the...
Dec 13, 2018
LSB Community Prospect Rankings #13 — RUNOFF

LSB Community Prospect Rankings #13 — RUNOFF

We have a runoff for the #13 spot in the LSB Community Prospect Rankings Yesterday’s vote for the #13 spot in the LSB Community Prospect Rankings ended with Owen White and A.J. Alexy in almost a dead heat, so we are having a runoff today. I know how much y’all love the runoffs. So, who is the #13 prospect in the Rangers system right now — Owen White or A.J. Alexy? Cast your vote below...
Dec 12, 2018
Sullivan: Rangers to sign RHP Lance Lynn

Sullivan: Rangers to sign RHP Lance Lynn

You wanted pitching so here’s some pitching Texas Rangers news: T.R. Sullivan has just tweeted out that the Texas Rangers are closing in on a three year deal to sign right-handed starter Lance Lynn. The Rangers, of course, are in desperate need for someone, anyone, to give them innings in 2019 and to get Lynn to come do that, it’s going to cost them $10 million per year for three years. Lynn will join Mike Minor as sure bets for the rotation with Edinson Volquez and Drew Smyly currently penciled in as other starters if they can make successful returns from Tommy John surgery. Lynn...
Dec 12, 2018
Charlie Morton to Tampa Bay Rays: 2 years, $30 million

Charlie Morton to Tampa Bay Rays: 2 years, $30 million

The Rays have reportedly agreed to a 2 year, $30 million deal with free agent starting pitcher Charlie Morton MLB Free Agency: Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly agreed to a 2 year, $30 million, according to Jeff Passan. The deal includes a third year option that could be worth anything from $1 million to $15 million depending on if and how much time Morton misses. The 35 year old free agent righthanded was reportedly among those that the Rangers had targeted, having resurrected his career the past two seasons with the Houston Astros. Morton has great stuff but also...
Dec 12, 2018
Rosenthal: Rangers, A’s talking Profar trade

Rosenthal: Rangers, A’s talking Profar trade

Ken Rosenthal says the Oakland A’s are talking to the Rangers about infielder Jurickson Profar MLB Trade Rumors: The Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers have talked about infielder Jurickson Profar, according to Ken Rosenthal. Profar, who has two seasons left prior to hitting the free agent market, is currently slated to be the Rangers’ third baseman in 2019, though his best position is second base, where the A’s would likely want to use him. Profar had a breakout 2018 campaign that saw him perform more like the Rangers thought he would back when he was the #1 prospect in baseball. The...
Dec 12, 2018
Happ to NYY, Rangers in on Morton, Lynn

Happ to NYY, Rangers in on Morton, Lynn

While J.A. Happ is off the board with a three year deal to the Yankees, T.R. Sullivan says the Rangers are still in on Lance Lynn and Charlie Morton MLB Rumors: The Texas Rangers are in on Lance Lynn and Charlie Morton, according to T.R. Sullivan, while J.A. Happ is apparently off the board now. Happ has, per multiple reports, agreed to a three year deal with the New York Yankees. The Rangers are, by multiple accounts, pursuing pitching in the lower- to middle-range of the free agent market. Lynn and Morton are each veteran righthanders who could end up being snagged for two year deals,...
Dec 12, 2018
LSB Community Prospect Rankings — #13

LSB Community Prospect Rankings — #13

Congratulations to Tyler Phillips, who won the runoff to be named the #11 prospect in the Rangers LSB Community Prospect Rankings Congratulations to Tyler Phillips, who won the runoff over Tyreque Reed to be named the #11 prospect in the LSB Community Prospect Rankings. Our list so far: 1 — Hans Crouse 2 — Leody Taveras 3 — Bubba Thompson 4 — Joe Palumbo 5 — J.P. Martinez 6 — Cole Winn 7 — Taylor Hearn 8 — Cole Ragans 9 — Jonathan Hernandez 10 — Anderson Tejeda 11 — Tyler Phillips 12 — Tyreque Reed Moving on...who is the #13 prospect in the Rangers farm system right...
Dec 11, 2018
Texas Rangers trade Drew Robinson for Patrick Wisdom

Texas Rangers trade Drew Robinson for Patrick Wisdom

The Rangers dealt utility player Drew Robinson to the Cardinals today for third baseman Patrick Wisdom The Texas Rangers traded infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson to the St. Louis Cardinals today for third baseman Patrick Wisdom, the team announced today. Both players were on the 40 man roster. Wisdom, 27, is a former first round draft pick (selected 52nd overall by St. Louis in 2012) out of St. Mary’s, one pick before the Rangers selected Collin Wiles. Wisdom had seemed to have stalled out with difficult seasons in AA in 2014-15 and AAA in 2016, but he had a solid year in 2017 for AAA...
Dec 11, 2018
Brandon McCarthy is back with the Rangers

Brandon McCarthy is back with the Rangers

Per Andy McCullough, Brandon McCarthy, who just retired from pitching, has joined the Rangers in baseball operations Brandon McCarthy announced his retirement from baseball a few months ago, but the retirement is apparently just from playing, as Andy McCullough tweets that McCarthy has joined the Texas Rangers baseball operations. McCarthy was acquired by Jon Daniels in one of his first moves as general manager, coming to Texas in a deal that sent John Danks and Nick Masset to the Chicago White Sox. McCarthy struggled to stay healthy with Texas, however, dealing with stress fractures in...
Dec 11, 2018
Phillies sign McCutchen, Jays release Tulowitzki

Phillies sign McCutchen, Jays release Tulowitzki

Free agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen has agreed to a deal with the Phillies, and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Jays A couple of moves involving two guys who just a few years ago were considered among the best players in baseball hit the Tweetbox within minutes of each other this afternoon, with Andrew McCutchen agreeing to a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, per multiple reports, and Troy Tulowitzki being released by the Toronto Blue Jays. McCutchen is reportedly getting a 3 year, $50 million deal from the Phillies, with an option for a fourth year. McCutchen...
Dec 11, 2018
Lynn, Happ of interest to Rangers, per Sullivan

Lynn, Happ of interest to Rangers, per Sullivan

T.R. Sullivan says the Rangers have J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn on their free agent starting pitcher wish list MLB rumors: The Texas Rangers are after Lance Lynn and J.A. Happ, it appears, with T.R. Sullivan saying those two are “on the Rangers free agent wish list,” while also mentioning Charlie Morton as being on the radar. Lynn is someone I have mentioned before as being someone who the Rangers should be looking at this offseason. Lynn, 31, is a guy who has been an innings-eater in his career before missing the 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery. He had a good-ERA/bad-peripheral...