Alex Rios Acquired by Texas Rangers
Aug09

Alex Rios Acquired by Texas Rangers

Outfielder Alex Rios finally found a trade destination. The Chicago White Sox have traded Rios and $1 million to the Texas Rangers for cash or a player to be named later, as first reported by CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes. Rios was reportedly near the top of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ trade deadline wish list. After the July 31 deadline, the Pirates were too low on the waiver wire to claim Rios before the Rangers did. Reports had...

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Rangers Inquired on Joel Hanrahan

The Texas Rangers have inquired about Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Joel Hanrahan, according to Ken Rosenthal, via MLBTR.  This marks the second time the Rangers have been linked to Hanrahan.  Last July we heard that Texas inquired, and the Pirates’ price was Neftali Feliz.  A Feliz/Hanrahan swap would be an obvious win for the Pirates, and it doesn’t really fit in with the plan for the Rangers, which seems to be adding...

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Matt Purke Tracker

MATT PURKE SP, Texas Christian University Age: 20 Born: July 17, 1990 Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Left Class: Sophomore Level: NCAA Advisor: Peter Vescovo Links: All Matt Purke Posts SCOUTING REPORT Purke was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2009 draft, but decided to go to college and re-enter the draft in 2011 as a draft eligible sophomore. The 6’ 3”, 180 pound left hander put up a...

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The Prestige of Small Payroll Baseball – Texas Rangers 2010

This is the 2nd in a series of articles examining how small payroll teams have found success in recent years. The goal is to try and determine what methods were successful in an attempt for the Pirates to emulate them.

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Asking For the Moon

All year the Pittsburgh Pirates have said we aren’t likely to see a repeat of their 2008 and 2009 trade practices, which saw almost everyone on the major league roster shipped off for a massive supply of prospects and young major league players.  For obvious reasons, these claims have been met with skepticism, with most Pirates fans expecting players like Ryan Doumit, Paul Maholm, Zach Duke, and Octavio Dotel to be traded away....

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