Jonathan Lucroy refuses to second-guess his decision to veto a trade to the Indians, even though Cleveland has reached the World Series.
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In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the Texas Rangers' AL West title helped them climb to sports' top 10, the second-highest ranking in MLB.
Salary arbitration projections: Rangers
All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:
- Shawn Tolleson - $3.6 million
- Robinson Chirinos - $2.1 million
- Tanner Scheppers - $1.1 million
- Jake Diekman - $2.6 million
- A.J. Griffin - $1.9 million
- Jurickson Profar - $1.1 million
- Jeremy Jeffress - $2.9 million
- Lucas Harrell - $1.7 million
- Sam Dyson - $3.9 million MLBTradeRumors.com
The Rangers might look to extend the contract of Yu Darvish before he reaches free agency after the 2017 season.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
Before Javy Baez no player had stolen home in a postseason game in 6 years - since Elvis Andrus did it in the 2010 ALCS - 218 postseason games ago
Two Rangers among top FA power bats
Carlos Beltran can still hit, but his days as a regular outfielder are over. Meanwhile, Mitch Moreland plays a strong first base in addition to packing a punch at the plate. Buster Olney previews how they stack up to other big bats. The well-stocked slugger market (Insider)
What's next for the Rangers?
With Texas eliminated from the postseason, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities is figuring out which impending free agents should be re-signed. Offseason to-do lists (Insider)
The Rangers are reportedly undecided about picking up left-hander Derek Holland's option and about re-signing righty Colby Lewis for next season.
Postseason wasn't kind to Beltran
The Rangers were eliminated quickly, so Carlos Beltran didn't have much a chance to shine in the playoffs. His 2-for-11 line surely doesn't help his free-agent stock, Jim Bowden writes. Players helping/hurting FA value (Insider)
Veteran Rangers slugger Carlos Beltran, coming off an All-Star year, is a free agent this offseason and says he has no plans to retire.
The Rangers never had the lead at the end of any of their 28 innings against the Blue Jays in the ALDS. Blame the pitchers, the hitters, the defense.
While much of America was focused on the second presidential debate, the Blue Jays and Rangers were battling through a back-and-forth ballgame that...
Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about all of the MLB playoff action and more. Plus, Brendan Kennedy on the Jays, Paul Hoynes on the Indians and Todd Radom's trivia.
Buster Olney recaps all of Sunday's MLB action, including the Blue Jays' sweep of the Rangers, the Nats pulling even with the Dodgers and much more.
Thanks to a wild throw by Rougned Odor and Roberto Osuna pitching two gutsy innings, the Blue Jays advanced to the ALCS for the second straight year.
Rougned Odor experienced exhilaration and despair in Game 3 of the ALDS, as the Rangers' defense betrayed them for the second consecutive year.
Josh Donaldson led off the 10th inning with a double and later came around to score the winning run on an error, lifting the Blue Jays to the ALCS.
Michael Kay and Rick Sutcliffe share their final thoughts on the Blue Jays sweeping the Rangers to advance to the ALCS for the second straight year.
Josh Donaldson raced home from second base after Rougned Odor bounced a double-play relay in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 to sweep their ALDS on Sunday.
David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger
The Rangers were 36-11 in one-run games, not just the best mark in baseball but one of the best of all time. The numbers guys will tell you that's not predictive of anything going forward. Rangers fans believed it was a sign of clutchness. Score one for the numbers guys. The Blue Jays win 7-6 in extra innings on Josh Donaldson's mad dash.
Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer
Umpires on headset. They're checking, I believe, to see if interference should be called on Edwin Encarnacion at second base interfering with Odor. Runner safe. Blue Jays win and Rangers get swept.
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
Blue Jays beat Rangers 7-6 in 10 inning to complete sweep of their ALDS. The ViewFromVegas is they were -190 home favorites and the game flew over the total of 9 runs by the sixth inning.
Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer
Matt Bush strikes out Jose Bautista on his career-high 34th pitch. Tied at 6-6 in 10th with runners on first and second.