Los Angeles Dodgers
If Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.
Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley retired nine straight batters before the Rangers got to him, eventually ending in an 11-all tie between Texas and Los Angeles on Thursday.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels was talking Thursday about still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton. About an hour later, Hamilton was with the Angels. It has been that kind of offseason for Texas.
The Dodgers and Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year, $147-million contract, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman confirms.
Dodgers people have begun to sound a bit less optimistic within the last day or so about their pursuit of star free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke.
The Zack Greinke derby is currently between the Dodgers and Rangers, with a great likelihood that one of those teams will win the services of the top free agent pitcher in the market.
The Rangers, hoping to lure top free agent Zack Greinke with their winning ways, recently met with the pitcher, sources said. But the Dodgers are still considered the favorite.
With baseball awash in record revenue as the signing season starts, Scott Boras compares the habits of teams to families sifting through supermarket shelves.
The Rangers and Dodgers have joined the Angels in the hunt for James Shields. All three teams have made offers, but the Rays are waiting for something even better.
Roy Oswalt is bringing a veteran presence to the Texas Rangers pitching staff. During a conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon we learned where the starting pitcher is at as he tries to make a return to the big league. Back problems prematurely ended Oswalt’s season in 2011.
The Rangers are among four teams believed to be interested in acquiring free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, along with the Orioles, Red Sox, Phillies and possibly even the Dodgers.
Bobby Patton is not some minority owner. Three of those owners wrote really big checks. Bobby Patton, a graduate of Fort Worth’s Paschal High School, is one of those men.