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Texas Rangers Paid $US12,000 To Draft Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson

The Texas Rangers drafted Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings. The pick cost the Rangers $US12,000. Prior to entering the NFL, Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies and played two seasons in the minor […]
Texas Rangers Paid $US12,000 To Draft Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson
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Report: Tigers Trade Prince Fielder To Rangers In Blockbuster Deal

Prince Fielder has been traded to the Texas Rangers according Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. According to the report, the Detroit Tigers will receive second baseman Ian Kinsler, a 3-time All-Star. It is unclear if other players are involved or if the Tigers will pay any of the remaining salary owed […]
Report: Tigers Trade Prince Fielder To Rangers In Blockbuster Deal
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Baseball Will Never Have Balanced Schedules Because It’s Bad For TV

With three teams from three different divisions battling for the two Wild Card spots in the American League, many think the playoff race is unfair and are calling for MLB to go back to a balanced schedule. While balanced schedules would be better for competitive balance, there is too much […]
Baseball Will Never Have Balanced Schedules Because It’s Bad For TV
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Josh Hamilton Blames His Playoff Slump On Quitting Chewing Tobacco

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josh_Hamilton_2008_%282%29.jpg”] Josh Hamilton has openly discussed his struggles with chewing tobacco addiction in the past. And now, after becoming the newest member of baseball’s $100 million contract club, Hamilton confirmed to “The Dan Patrick Show” that it was indeed his attempt to quit chewing tobacco that caused […]
Josh Hamilton Blames His Playoff Slump On Quitting Chewing Tobacco
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Josh Hamilton Ties Major League Record With Four Home Runs

[credit provider=”Fox Sports”] Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers became just the 16th player in big league history to hit four home runs in one game. He also added a double, going 5-5 and driving in eight runs in the 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.Hamilton is the first player […]
Josh Hamilton Ties Major League Record With Four Home Runs
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These 9 Baseball Players You’ve Never Heard Of Are Having Monster Seasons

[credit provider=”AP Images”] Everyone knows Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton are off to incredible seasons as they run away with the National League and American League MVP awards, respectively.And as expected, David Price and Roy Halladay are pitching lights out as they once again challenge for Cy Young awards.
These 9 Baseball Players You’ve Never Heard Of Are Having Monster Seasons
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The Monsters Who Made A Little Boy Cry By Taking A Baseball Want An Apology

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znOdi71KwUA&feature=player_embedded”] So there’s a new wrinkle to the story about the baseball-snatching adult couple that made a little boy cry at a New York Yankees-Texas Rangers game earlier this week.The couple spoke to a TV station in Dallas saying they meant no harm and were simply caught up in […]
The Monsters Who Made A Little Boy Cry By Taking A Baseball Want An Apology
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Experts Predict Angels To Win World Series…Or The Rangers…Or The Rays

[credit provider=”AP Images”] 50 experts at ESPN have weighed in with their predictions for the 2012 Major League Baseball season. And if their expertise is any indication, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland are the favourites to win the World Series this year.Of the 50 experts, 21 picked […]
Experts Predict Angels To Win World Series…Or The Rangers…Or The Rays
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The Rangers Just Committed $111.7 Million Towards A Japanese Pitcher

[credit provider=”Rich Pilling/Getty Images”] Just prior to today’s deadline, the Texas Rangers reached a deal with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish. The contract will pay Darvish $60 million over the next six seasons (per SI.com).In addition, the Rangers must now pay the $51.7 posting fee to Darvish’s former team, the Hokkaido […]
The Rangers Just Committed $111.7 Million Towards A Japanese Pitcher
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WATCH: The St. Louis Cardinals Are World Champions

The St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series Championship in franchise history with a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers in game seven. The Cardinals were led by the strong start of Chris Carpenter who was working on short rest. He delivered six innings giving up just two runs […]
WATCH: The St. Louis Cardinals Are World Champions
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A Closer Look At Ron Washington’s Judgment After The Game 6 Loss

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ron_Washington_in_April_2011.jpg”] There were two points in Game 6 at which I seriously questioned Ron Washington’s judgment.Before going over those two moments, let me say this: the Texas Rangers did not lose Game 6 because Ron Washington managed poorly. There were dozens of moments, dozens of decisions that […]
A Closer Look At Ron Washington’s Judgment After The Game 6 Loss
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A Fan Returned A Historic Home Run Ball After Shoving It Down His Pants

[credit provider=”YouTube.com”] Last night’s game six was just the 11th World Series game in the last 50 years to end with a walk-off home run. One St. Louis Cardinals fan caught last night’s home runs, and rather than keep the historic memento, or sell it, he returned the ball. CLICK […]
A Fan Returned A Historic Home Run Ball After Shoving It Down His Pants
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Josh Hamilton Says God Told Him He Would Hit A Game Six Extra-Inning Home Run

[credit provider=”AP”] God spoke to Josh Hamilton last night.So when the Holy One told the born-again Rangers slugger he’d hit a two-run homer in the tenth inning to regain the lead, Hamilton followed instructions. He unloaded on a Jason Motte pitch, sending the blessed ball into the right field bleachers, […]
Josh Hamilton Says God Told Him He Would Hit A Game Six Extra-Inning Home Run
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Tony LaRussa’s Daughter Called The Rangers’ Manager A ‘Crack Head’ On Twitter Yesterday

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ron_Washington_in_April_2011.jpg”] Tony LaRussa’s daughter Devon quickly deleted a tweet calling Rangers manager Ron Washington a “crack head” yesterday.Here’s what she tweeted, according to Big League Stew, “I saw a crack head doing ‘The Wash’ today. Coincidence? I think not…”
Tony LaRussa’s Daughter Called The Rangers’ Manager A ‘Crack Head’ On Twitter Yesterday
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Late-Game Heroics Propelled The Rangers To A World Series Game Two Win

[credit provider=”AP”] Three outs from a commanding 2-0 lead. Three outs from making their manager, Tony LaRussa, look like a genius again. But, up 1-0 in the ninth inning, Cardinals closer Jason Motte couldn’t close. And the Rangers strung together a couple hits and a couple sacrifice flies to win 2-1 […]
Late-Game Heroics Propelled The Rangers To A World Series Game Two Win
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This Is Why No One Cares About The World Series

[credit provider=”AP”] We’ve noticed, along with the rest of the world, that no one cares about the World Series.The game drew 12.9 million 14.2 million viewers last night, a 2% decrease from last year.
This Is Why No One Cares About The World Series
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Five Bets We Absolutely Love Going Into The World Series

[credit provider=”sweetaffliction.com” url=”http://www.sweetaffliction.com/recentposts/shout-out-to-cj-wilson/”] The World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers starts tonight.If you don’t care (which is most of you), why not wager a few bucks to give yourself something to root for?
Five Bets We Absolutely Love Going Into The World Series
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The 8 Big World Series Stories That No One Is Talking About Right Now

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=neftali+feliz&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] There are some pretty clear-cut story lines going into the World Series.We know that Nelson Cruz is looking to finish one of the best offensive postseasons ever.
The 8 Big World Series Stories That No One Is Talking About Right Now
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Adrian Beltre Ties Record As Rangers Advance To ALCS

[credit provider=”TBS”] Adrian Beltre tied a Major League Record and the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 to advance to the American League Championship Series.Beltre hit three home runs in the win, tying a postseason record held by five others, including Babe Ruth (twice) and Reggie Jackson.
Adrian Beltre Ties Record As Rangers Advance To ALCS
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Baseball’s Postseason Remains Up For Grabs Through Its First Weekend

[credit provider=”AP”] The MLB playoffs began this weekend and, with the exception of a single series, a trip to both league championship series remains very much up for grabs. For those of you wallowing over the demise of the NFL’s “Dream Team” or yet another Tony Romo heartbreaker, here is what […]
Baseball’s Postseason Remains Up For Grabs Through Its First Weekend
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The Minimalist’s Guide To The MLB Playoffs

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=derek+jeter&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] The MLB Playoffs start tonight.The Phillies are the favourite. The D-Backs are the long-shot. And everyone else is vying to become this year’s San Francisco Giants.
The Minimalist’s Guide To The MLB Playoffs
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The Texas Rangers’ Plan To Kill The Wave Is Backfiring

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Confed-Cup_2005_-_Laolawelle.JPG”] The Texas Rangers appeased anti-“wave” fans this season by putting a semi-serious “NO WAVE ZONE” sign on the Jumbotron.But last night, a Rangers executive admitted to the LA Times that the plan has only emboldened wavers.
The Texas Rangers’ Plan To Kill The Wave Is Backfiring
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The Texas Rangers Are Raising The Heights Of The Rails In Front Of All Seating Areas

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rangers_Ballpark_in_Arlington.jpg”] ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have taken the first steps toward making their ballpark safer following the death of a fan during a recent game.The club announced Tuesday plans to raise the height of all rails in front of the seating areas “to the […]
The Texas Rangers Are Raising The Heights Of The Rails In Front Of All Seating Areas
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Ian Kinsler Drives Texas Past The Astros

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ian_Kinsler_2011.JPG”] HOUSTON (AP) — Ian Kinsler was upset in the third inning on Wednesday night after he was hit in the stomach by a pitch, but charged with a strike when the umpire ruled it a missed bunt attempt.He argued and Texas manager Ron Washington came out […]
Ian Kinsler Drives Texas Past The Astros
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Mets Take Down The Rangers

[credit provider=”Flickr/slgckgc” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/slgc/4512699156/”] ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie right-hander Dillon Gee overcame an early case of the jitters and 94-degree heat to keep a potent Texas lineup relatively quiet and beat the team he followed as a kid.Gee pitched six effective innings and Jose Reyes had four hits and scored […]
Mets Take Down The Rangers
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The Yankees Are A Bunch Of Damn Cheaters, But So Is Everyone Else

[credit provider=”KeithAllison/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/2428803179/”] By accusing the Yankees of stealing signs this week, Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba forced us to dredge up the most played out debate in sports: Is stealing signs cheating?While this debate is overwhelmingly annoying, it tells us something about how we understand what is fair and what […]
The Yankees Are A Bunch Of Damn Cheaters, But So Is Everyone Else
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Yankees Complete Sweep Of Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — A day before making a start that would shape his whole career, Brian Gordon wandered across the street from Yankee Stadium to a park where he could play catch. At some point, a man passing by noticed the newcomer.
Yankees Complete Sweep Of Rangers
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Jeterless Yankees Beat Up On The Texas Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Curtis Granderson homered and drove in four runs, Eduardo Nunez — filling in for an injured Derek Jeter — sparked a six-run second inning with an RBI single and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Tuesday night.
Jeterless Yankees Beat Up On The Texas Rangers
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Twins’ Francisco Liriano Nearly Throws His Second No-Hitter Of The Season

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Liriano sniffed his second no-hitter of the season, sitting in the dugout for nearly a half-hour before Adrian Beltre led off the eighth inning with a clean single, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 Sunday.Liriano (4-6), who held the Chicago […]
Twins’ Francisco Liriano Nearly Throws His Second No-Hitter Of The Season
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Twins Defeat Rangers On A Windy Night In Minneapolis

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alexi Casilla laced a single to left field to drive in the winning run with two outs in the ninth and lift the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on a windy, chilly Thursday night at Target Field.Jim Hoey (1-2) […]
Twins Defeat Rangers On A Windy Night In Minneapolis
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The Rangers Drafted A Partially paralysed Outfielder Last Night

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=jon%20daniels&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1307633408&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f8e7fdbd6f254cd7aeec1a41bd991766&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Last night, with their 33rd-round draft pick, the Rangers took University of Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor.This is remarkable because Taylor broke his neck in an on-field collision in March and is now partially paralysed.
The Rangers Drafted A Partially paralysed Outfielder Last Night
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Former U.S. Ambassador To Japan Now In Charge Of The Los Angeles Dodgers

[credit provider=”Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/groovymother/563170242/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Bud Selig has named Thomas Schieffer, the former president of the Texas Rangers and a retired U.S. diplomat, as the new trustee of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Selig announced last week that he would appoint the trustee to oversee the ballclub’s finances due to concerns of mismanagement […]
Former U.S. Ambassador To Japan Now In Charge Of The Los Angeles Dodgers
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The 8 Baseball Teams That Gained The Most Value In 2010

[credit provider=”AP”] Baseball is experiencing a debt crisis, but that doesn’t mean every franchise is in financial turmoil.28 of the 30 MLB teams are increasing in value, compared to 21 teams the year prior, according to the most recent valuations by Forbes magazine. 
The 8 Baseball Teams That Gained The Most Value In 2010