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AL West Notes: Rangers, Felix, Cruz

Let’s check in on the latest out of the American League West … As the Rangers prepare to find a new manager, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News explores the case for simply keeping interim skipper Don Wakamatsu. It’ll obviously be hard for Wakamatsu to move the needle on the team’s bottom line over his brief…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:06 pm

5 Middle Infielders That Posted Surprisingly Strong 2018 Seasons

It’s an exceedingly quiet day on the transactional front, which affords an opportunity to look at some higher-level developments around the game as the 2018 season comes to an end. My perusal of the stat pages revealed that there are several interesting middle infielders — by trade, if not always by use this year —…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:29 pm

Rangers Notes: Young, Beltre

With the Rangers searching for a new manager, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram goes through potential replacements for the fired Jeff Banister. One thing’s clear, Wilson writes: Rangers great Michael Young won’t get the job, even though he’d be president/general manager Jon Daniels’ “dream hire.” The soon-to-be 42-year-old Young is content in his current role…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: September 23, 2018, 3:23 am

Early Look At Rangers' Managerial Options

While the Rangers have only just begun looking for a new skipper, after firing Jeff Banister today, that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to begin thinking of the possibilities. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News runs through some of the names he believes could be considered for the job, including interim skipper Don Wakamatsu. There are…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:21 am

Rangers Fire Jeff Banister

1:00pm: The Rangers have announced that Banister has been relieved of his duties. Wakamatsu will finish out the season as the interim manager. 12:42pm: The Rangers will not bring manager Jeff Banister back for a fifth season in 2019, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Banister is under contract for next season, but…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:00 pm

Rangers Consider Replacing Jeff Banister

The Texas Rangers are considering moving on from their manager Jeff Banister, according to a report from Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  Banister, the 2015 AL Manager of the year, is currently under contract through the 2019 season after the club exercised his option immediately following the 2017 season. Banister, 54, was brought on…

Author: Ty Bradley
Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:26 pm

Matt Bush (Elbow) & Austin Bibens-Dirkx (Knee) Undergo Surgery

The Rangers announced today that two of their pitchers have undergone surgery, as MLB.com’s TR Sullivan was among those to tweet. Reliever Matt Bush had a procedure to address a partial UCL tear, while fellow righty Austin Bibens-Dirkx received work to his knee, the details of which remain to be provided. Clearly, the news is…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: September 19, 2018, 6:31 pm

Rangers Announce Affiliate Agreement With Nashville Sounds

The Rangers have agreed to a four-year player development contract with the Nashville Sounds, per a club announcement. Their top affiliate had been with Round Rock for the past eight years. This news also comes with implications for the Nationals, who were among the teams looking for new affiliate agreements. All that’s left for the…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:03 pm

Five Teams Set For Potential Triple-A Affiliate Changes

The majority of clubs throughout Major League Baseball have already announced that they’ve renewed their player development contracts with their Triple-A affiliates, but there are still five clubs that don’t have a clear plan in place just yet. Notably, the Astros and the Fresno Grizzles announced yesterday that they will not be renewing their partnership.…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: September 17, 2018, 2:16 pm

AL West Notes: Felix, Lowrie, Cahill, Skaggs, Calhoun, Listach

Mariners fans in particular will want to read up on the club’s faded ace, Felix Hernandez, in this piece from Scott Miller of Bleacher Report. The veteran hurler has taken his downfall hard, but he’s still working to rediscover the magic that once made him one of the game’s very best pitchers. Of course, his lost…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: September 14, 2018, 12:25 am

Latest On Rangers’ Offseason Pitching Plans

With the Rangers currently thin on internal options for the 2019 rotation,  the team will likely be active in free agency this offseason, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. General manager Jon Daniels tells Wilson that the “concept of layering in a quality free agent addition, that’s appealing.” That said, as Wilson notes,…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: September 13, 2018, 10:02 pm

Elvis Andrus Unlikely To Exercise Opt-Out Clause

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus addressed the opt-out clause in his contract with reporters yesterday, strongly suggesting that he doesn’t plan on testing free agency this winter (link via Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News). Andrus, 30, plainly stated that he is “for sure” coming back to the Rangers next season before backpedaling a bit…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: September 12, 2018, 2:12 am

Rangers Outright Chris Rowley

The Rangers announced Monday that they’ve outrighted right-hander Chris Rowley off the 40-man roster after he cleared waivers. Texas’ 40-man roster now sits at a total of 39 players. Rowley, 28, began the season in the Blue Jays organization but was claimed off outright waivers by the Rangers back in late July. While he didn’t appear…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: September 10, 2018, 8:32 pm

Rangers Demote Bartolo Colon To Bullpen

In an effort to evaluate their younger players, the Rangers are removing right-hander Bartolo Colon from their rotation in favor of fellow righty Adrian Sampson, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports. Unless Texas plugs Colon back into its rotation within the next few weeks, it’s fair to wonder whether the 45-year-old has made his last…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: September 9, 2018, 3:35 am

2018-19 Opt-Out & Player Option Decisions

With Major League teams increasingly adding opt-out provisions to free-agent contracts as a means of incentivizing players to sign, there are now a handful of those decisions that impact the free-agent market every offseason. With nearly 90 percent of the season already in the books, many of the opt-out decisions/player option decisions look pretty clear…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: September 7, 2018, 4:53 pm