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Texas Rangers Offseason: Rangers faced with important offseason

After losing to the Baltimore Orioles in the inaugural Wild Card game, the Rangers now find themselves faced with perhaps the biggest offseason in franchise history.

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Rangers offseason review

John Stathas, Jonathan Tjarks and JP Starkey take stock of where the Texas Rangers currently stand in 2013.

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Rangers could target Garza

Matt Garza could end up on Texas' radar if he proves he's healthy during spring training.

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Rangers ZiPS released

Dan Szymborski released his projections for the 2013 Rangers over at FanGraphs, and Texas' projections illustrate the need for another bat in the lineup.

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Rangers claim LHP Beliveau off waivers from Cubs

The Texas Rangers claimed the top-ranked pitching prospect from the Cubs 40-man roster.

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Pierzynski deal makes sense

Though many fans around baseball dislike him, the Rangers made an excellent decision by agreeing to terms with A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year contract.

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Rangers sign Pierzynski for one year, $7.5 million

The veteran of 15 years in the majors could be headed to Arlington.

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Ross, Pierzynski meet with Rangers

Rangers officials met with Cody Ross and A.J. Pierzynski on Tuesday, as Texas looks to fill offensive voids left by Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli.

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Texas' quiet offseason isn't bad

Rangers fans have watched Mike Napoli, Koji Uehara and Ryan Dempster agree to terms with the Red Sox, while Josh Hamilton signed with the rival Angels. Still, the Rangers are in a better position than either Boston or Los Angeles.

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Desperate Angels sign Josh Hamilton

Arte Moreno and the Los Angeles Angels revealed how desperate they are to win a World Series title in the next two years when they agreed to terms with Josh Hamilton on a five-year, $125 million dollar contract.

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Angels showing 'serious interest' in Hamilton

Los Angeles is once again trying to sign a former MVP, as the Angels are reportedly in "serious negotiations" with Josh Hamilton.

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Rangers claim Eli Whiteside off waivers

The veteran catcher has appeared in just 208 games since his MLB debut in 2005.

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Rangers re-sign IF/OF Snyder

The Rangers re-signed IF/OF Brandon Snyder on Wednesday, after the 26-year-old posted a .755 OPS in 69 big-league plate appearances in 2012.

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Now what for the Rangers?

With Justin Upton now off the trade market, the Rangers need to re-sign Josh Hamilton if they're going to seriously contend for a World Series title in 2013.

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Remembering Michael Young

To many, Michael Young will never be remembered as the most beloved Texas Ranger, but he should be remembered as one of the greatest.

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Where the Rangers currently stand

With Zach Greinke and James Shields off the board, a look at the most pressing questions currently facing the Rangers.

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Farewell, Mike Napoli

Matching the Red Sox offer would have been a tall order for Texas, but the Angel-hating slugger will still be missed in Texas.

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Rosenthal: Mariners offer Hamilton three years

The most recent free agency rumors make Josh Hamilton seem like a more reasonable investment than we expected.

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Mariners, Hamilton working on deal

Josh Hamilton and the Seattle Mariners are reportedly close to reaching a deal, but the entire offseason still hinges on where Zack Greinke signs.

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Rangers lose another to Red Sox

Texas lost another member of its 2012 team to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, as Koji Uehara signed a one-year contract to call Fenway Park home in 2013.

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Rangers front-runners for Greinke

Los Angeles Dodgers officials are pessimistic that they'll be able to sign Zack Greinke, making the Texas Rangers the front-runners to sign the ace starting pitcher.

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Rangers continue to pursue Greinke

Though the Los Angeles Dodgers are considered the front runner to land Zack Greinke, the Texas Rangers are making a push to sign the free agent starter, while talks regarding Justin Upton have slowed down.

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Rangers still pursuing Upton

Justin Upton and Zack Greinke remain on Jon Daniels' radar, as Daniels continues to construct the 2013 Rangers at baseball's annual Winter Meetings.

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Rangers, Dodgers battle for Greinke

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers are in a bidding war for free agent pitcher Zack Greinke.

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Rangers chasing Hamilton, Upton

Both Justin Upton and Josh Hamilton are reportedly on Texas' radar during the second day of baseball's Winter Meetings.

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Soria, Rangers agree to terms

The Texas Rangers and Joakim Soria have reportedly agreed to a two-year contract, as Jon Daniels looks to reconstruct Texas' bullpen.

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Rangers lose Napoli to Red Sox

The Texas Rangers will have a new starting catcher in 2013, as Mike Napoli signed a three-year, $39 million dollar contract with the Boston Red Sox.

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What to expect at the winter meetings

Jon Daniels will be a busy man this week, as Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings are set to kick off on Monday.

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Nats in on Greinke

Zack Greinke could join Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez in a star-studded rotation in our nation's capital in 2013.

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Angels acquire Tommy Hanson

Tommy Hanson will call Anaheim home, as the Los Angeles Angels acquired Hanson from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Jordan Walden.

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Boston, LA interested in Dempster

Ryan Dempster is drawing interest from the Boston Red Sox, Los Angels Angels and Milwaukee Brewers.

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Angels unlikely to re-sign Greinke

Zack Greinke, this winter's top free agent pitcher, is unlikely to re-sign with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Rangers need to rebuild bullpen again

Jon Daniels and Texas' front office is faced with the difficult task of rebuilding the bullpen in 2013, as the Rangers could lose up to four members of the 2012 bullpen to free agency.

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Rangers, Harrison discussing contract extension

The All-Star left-hander posted career-highs in wins and innings pitched last season.

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Dodgers targeting Greinke

Zack Greinke, this winter's top free agent, is reportedly the Los Angeles Dodgers' top target this winter.

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Toronto's offseason changes playoff landscape

Alex Anthopoulos' moves in Toronto could have a ripple effect on the entire American League playoff picture.

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Rangers, Padres to play exhibition in Alamodome

The Rangers and Padres will square off in a pair of exhibition games for San Antonio's "Big League Weekend".

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Ian Kinsler willing to play another position

Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is willing to play another position, if Ron Washington and the Rangers ask him to.

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Red Sox could enter Hamilton sweepstakes

Despite trading away Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to escape financial burden in August, the Boston Red Sox could enter the Josh Hamilton sweepstakes this winter.

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Texas Rangers Centerfield Options

Where do the Rangers go to replace Josh Hamilton if the star takes his talents elsewhere?

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Hamilton's 'best fit' is in Texas

Free-agent slugger Josh Hamilton is looking for a new contract and possibly a new team.

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Zack Greinke: the perfect target for the Rangers

Zack Greinke could have been a member of the Texas Rangers in 2012, but the Rangers balked at Milwaukee's asking price. This winter, the Rangers have a chance to add one of the best pitchers in baseball for just money -- and they should.

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Hunter's suitors down to Detroit, Texas

Torii Hunter appears to be ready to sign with the Detroit Tigers -- unless the Texas Rangers make a push.

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Rangers offered Olt to Braves, were rebuffed

The Rangers tried to get shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Braves to flip back to Arizona for Justin Upton over the weekend, but Atlanta wouldn't budge.

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Rangers not expected to tender Geovany Soto

Veteran catcher Geovany Soto will reportedly not return to Texas in 2013 after a 47-game stint with the Rangers during the season.

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Rangers deny contract limit for Josh Hamilton

Texas assistant general manager Thad Levine denied that there is a limit on a contract offer for slugger Josh Hamilton.

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Rangers interested in Russell Martin

The Texas Rangers are reportedly among a group of a half-dozen teams interested in signing catcher Russell Martin.

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Rangers only willing to offer Hamilton 3 years

The Texas Rangers are unwilling to offer Josh Hamilton a long-term contract, and will instead only offer a maximum of three-years to the 2010 American League MVP.

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Josh Hamilton and the Milwaukee Brewers

Josh Hamilton's best fit as a free agent may be Milwaukee, but unfortunately for Hamilton, the Brewers don't need Hamilton -- at all.

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Rangers land LHP Hottovy in trade with Royals

The left-handed reliever pitched in nine games for Kansas City during the 2012 season.

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Mariners interested in Hamilton

Seattle is the latest team said to have interest in signing Josh Hamilton this winter.

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Orioles interested in Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton has another suitor, as the Baltimore Orioles are reportedly interested in signing the 2010 American League MVP.

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Hamilton's name still coming up with Brewers

Free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton's name continues to be linked to the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Napoli's time in Texas could be over

The writing may very well be on the wall for Mike Napoli, after the Texas Rangers declined to extend Napoli a qualifying offer in free agency.

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MLBTR predicts Hamilton stays in Texas

MLB Trade Rumors ranked the top 50 free agents, and predicted where each will sign -- and they believe Josh Hamilton will stay in Texas.

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Texas 'seriously considering' going after Greinke

Zack Greinke figures to have many suitors this winter, and the Texas Rangers could be one of them.

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Mike Olt's future in Texas

How trading one of the best players in baseball after an incredible season could make sense.

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Beltre wins fourth Gold Glove

Texas Rangers third baseman won his fourth Gold Glove award -- and his second in as many years with the Rangers.

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Dan Haren, Ervin Santana are being shopped by LA

Dan Haren and Ervin Santana aren't likely to be members of the 2013 Los Angeles Angels.

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Josh Hamilton officially a free agent

Josh Hamilton, along with seven other Texas Rangers players, are either already free agents or will be in the next few days.

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Brewers 'seriously considering' Josh Hamilton

The Brewers may make a run at signing 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton this offseason.

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Japanese flame thrower drafted by homeland team

18-year-old Japanese right-hander can't negotiate with MLB clubs until March

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Pujols' departure helped St. Louis succeed

The St. Louis Cardinals let Albert Pujols walk away last year, and nearly went back to the World Series. The Texas Rangers, likewise, should let Josh Hamilton walk in free agency this year.

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Rangers interested in young Japanese pitcher

The Texas Rangers are interested in Shohei Otani, an 18-year-old Japanese pitcher.

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Rangers interested in catchers Arencibia, d'Arnaud

A glut of catchers in Toronto may be of benefit to the Texas Rangers.

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Orioles could have interest in Scott Feldman

Versatile Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman could head to Baltimore over the off season if the team declines his contract option.

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Dave Magadan named hitting coach for Rangers

The Texans Rangers have hired former major-leaguer Dave Magadan as their hitting coach.

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What happened to the 2012 Rangers?

Jonathan Tjarks, John Stathas and JP Starkey sit down and talk about what happened to the 2012 Texas Rangers.

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Torii Hunter is an option for Texas

The Texas Rangers could decide to pursue Torii Hunter to replace Josh Hamilton.

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Eulogy For The 2012 Texas Rangers

Now that Rangers season has been laid to untimely rest, we can reflect on this beautiful dream turned grim nightmare.

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Jacoby Ellsbury a rumored trade target for Rangers

With the departure of Josh Hamilton seeming more and more likely for the Rangers, one potential replacement that is being talked about as a possibility is Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

While still a rumor, the Chicago Tribune reports there may be a potential trade to send Ellsbury to the Rangers in exchange for pitcher Derek Holland. Ellsbury made his debut with the Red Sox in 2007 and has been a consistent contributor since.

He earned an All-Star selection in 2011 and a Golden Glove, but struggled in 2012 as injuries cut his season in jalf and his batting averaged dropped from .321 in 2011 to .271 in 2012. His home runs dropped from 32 to just four.

Hamilton had better numbers for the 2012 season, but a poor finish to the season, including an 0-for-4 performance with two strikeouts in a wild card game against the Orioles soured the fans on the former AL MVP.

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Replacing Josh Hamilton

All signs point to Josh Hamilton leaving the Texas Rangers, and here's how the Rangers could go about replacing the 2010 American League MVP.

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Rangers unlikely to offer Hamilton long-term deal

Josh Hamilton's time in Texas might be over, as the Rangers are unlikely to offer the 2010 American League MVP a long-term deal.

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Josh Hamilton's potential suitors

Josh Hamilton will be one of the most sought after bats in free agency this winter, and we take a look at potential suitors for the 2010 AL MVP.

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