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Frank Catalanotto a Steal for Rangers

November 26, 2006

Frank Catalanotto – In an offseason full of insane overspending and horrible decision-making, one team appears to have sniffed-out a bargain. The market for solid, but cost-effective outfielders was thin this offseason, and teams that were in need of such a player decided to pull the trigger on expensive contracts early. The Dodgers signed Juan […]

Matthews Jr. Wins Tour de MoTown

September 13, 2006

Gary Matthews Jr’s journey-man days are over Gary Matthews Jr. can best be described as an “I’ve Been Everywhere” player.  Since coming to the Major Leagues in 1999 with the Padres, Matthews has played for the Cubs, Pirates, Orioles, Mets, and for the last 3 seasons, the Texas Rangers.  Before this season, his best year […]

Brewers Give Up on 2006 By Trading Carlos Lee to Texas

July 28, 2006

In the biggest trade of the 2006 Deadline by far, the Milwaukee Brewers have traded outfielder Carlos Lee to the Texas Rangers, for outfielders Kevin Mench and Laynce Nix, as well as reliever Francisco Cordero.  The Brewers were still very much in the running for the NL Wildcard this season, but Lee was far and […]

A’s Spring to AL West Lead With 10-Game Win Streak

June 18, 2006

Every team in the AL West started the season dismally; at one point, four of five teams were under .500.  The Texas Rangers, propelled by their superior lineup were able to sprint to the top of the standings, leading the division by 1-3 games most of the second half of May and the beginning of […]

What’s Happened with the AL West?

May 28, 2006

Coming into the 2006 MLB season, the American League West was considered one of the top divisions in all of baseball. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics, and Texas Rangers all had high expectations, after productive offseasons and solid 2005 campaigns. This makes it bizarre to look at the AL West standings and […]