Archive for the ‘Texas Rangers’ Category

Bengie Molina may retire, but open to comeback

March 15, 2011

Multiple reports state Bengie Molina is set to retire but is open to a comeback.

Molina was the starting catcher for the Angels in 2002 when they won their only World Series over the Giants.

Ironically Molina would become a fan favorite in San Francisco putting in 3.5 seasons for the Giants helping develop Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Jonathan Sanchez.

He showed a great deal of class after he was traded to the Rangers last July paving the way for Buster Posey.

I attended Game 1 of the 2010 World Series and I can say the ovation Bengie received at AT&T Park was great. When I watched the replay at home later that night I was sad that television did not do justice to the love the crowed showed Bengie. It was a neat moment.

Good luck Bengie.


Afternoon Update Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011

Brandon Webb may not be ready for the start of the regular season.!/oftheRangers/status/39680624428199936

Alfredo Simon placed on Restricted List by Orioles

Kevin Millwood reportedly working out Boras facility after rejecting Yankees offer!/pgammo/status/394743

Michael Young Reports to Spring Training. Won’t Discuss Trade Rumors

February 19, 2011

The Young situation will likely be a thorn in the side on the Rangers until an inevitable trade occurs.

Afternoon Update, Saturday February 19th 2011

February 19, 2011

Tigers not Trying to Void Miguel Cabrera’s Contract!/jaysonst/status/3

Matt Belisle Agrees to 2-Year Deal with Rockies

Rangers Reportedly Plan to Sign Brett Tomko!/jonmorosi

Afternoon Update Friday February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

Jim Edmonds Retires

Orioles Announced Deal with Vladimir Guerrero has been Finalized

Orioles Place Alfredo Simon on Restricted List

Vernon Wells Critical of Rangers Handling of Michael Young Situation

Latest Michael Young Rumors

February 15, 2011

Diamondbacks Interested in Young?

Marlins Would Want Significant Salary Relief Before Trading for Young

Monday February 14, 2011 Day in Review

February 14, 2011

Albert Pujols and Cardinals Set Firm Negotiating Deadline for Wednesday.

Carlos Marmol Agrees to 3-Year Extension with Cubs

Jose Bautista and Blue Jays Closing on Long-Term Deal?

Charlie Manuel Wants New Contract Signed Before Regular Season Starts

Marlins Interested in Michael Young but Deal Unlikely

Afternoon Update for 2/10/11

February 10, 2011

Josh Hamilton Signs Two-Year Deal with Rangers, Avoids Arbitration

I think this is a very good move for the Rangers locking up Hamilton for the next 2-years for a very reasonable $12 million per season.

Are Twins Willing to trade Francisco Liriano to Yankees?

Mariners Unlikely for Destination for Michael Young.!/jonmorosi/status/35743135665631232

Young and the Rangers seem destined for an unhappy marriage in 2011 as more and more teams fall off the list of possible trade destinations.

Jered Weaver Loses Salary Arbitration Hearing to Angels

I was wrong on this one. I really thought Weaver had posted numbers that would convince the arbiter his $8.8 million request was justified.

Orlando Cabrera to Sign with Indians!/SI_JonHeyman/status/35776047739834368

Stephen Strasburg Begins Throwing

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Day in Review

February 9, 2011

John Heyman Tweets there is virtually no chance of Albert Pujols reaching a deal with the Cardinals by the reported deadline of February 16th.!/SI_JonHeyman/status/3

Wednesday Michael Young Notes

Yankees Reportedly Not Interested in Young!/Buster_ESPN/st

Phillies Reportedly Not Interested in Young

Justin Morneau Begins Hitting and Fielding Drills is reporting Joba Chamberlain will start 2011 in the Yankees bullpen.

Sergio Mitre will likely be the fifth starter on the Yankees depth chart going into Spring Training. It is safe to say Mitre will little margin for error in the starting rotation. If he falters early the Chamberlain to the starting rotation rumors are sure to start.

Ross Ohlendorf Wins Salary Arbitration Hearing Against Pirates

Rockies Reportedly Out on Michael Young.

February 9, 2011

Troy E Renck of the Denver Post is reporting the Rockies are likely out of the Michael Young trade market.

This is interesting as the Rockies had been thought to be the front runner for Young the past few days.

The Rangers are said to want a proven player or top prospect in any deal for Young. It seems unlikely many teams would be willing to part with top talent for the right to pay the $48 million owed to the 34 year-old Young over the next 3 years.

The Young story has quickly risen to the #2 story behind the Albert Pujols contract negotiations.

This story will continue to grow as spring training approaches.