Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

Rangers demote struggling Roy Oswalt to the bullpen

UPDATE: No matter the reason(s) for Oswalt’s struggles, the Rangers have decided to demote him to the bullpen following their trade for Ryan Dempster. Last time Oswalt made more than one relief appearance in a season? As a 23-year-old rookie … Continue reading

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Neftali Feliz to have Tommy John Surgery; 2013 in question

An hour after fortifying their starting rotation with the acquisition of RHP Ryan Dempster, the club confirmed a worst-case scenario with RHP Neftali Feliz. He has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and will require Tommy John ligament transplant surgery. Feliz, 24, … Continue reading

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We weren’t expecting that! The Rangers land Ryan Dempster

After more than a week of flirtation with the Dodgers, a brief fling with the Braves, and then some footsie with the Yankees, Ryan Dempster has been traded.  To the Rangers. In exchange, the Cubs get third baseman Christian Villanueva … Continue reading

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Parents defend embattled 11-year-old daughter’s rendition of National Anthem

From Off the Bench: Eleven-year-old Harper Gruzins is taking some heat for her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner at an MLS game in Dallas on Saturday: we showed you the video this morning, but here it is again below. … Continue reading

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And the Clock Strikes Midnight

The trade deadline is here and we can finally put to bed any and all trade rumors in Major League Baseball unless there is one last gasp of any deals that haven’t been mentioned yet. It looks like my enthusiasm … Continue reading

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