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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (credit: Al Bello/Getty Imags)

Keidel: New York, The Worst Sports Town In America

Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.


J.P. Arencibia #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Arencibia & Rangers Complete $1.8 Million Deal

Arencibia hit .194 with 21 homers, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs in a career-high 138 games this year for Toronto. The Blue Jays didn’t offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline and allowed him to become a free agent.


Adam Rosales (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rangers Sign INF Rosales To $750K, 1-Year Deal

Rosales is a .219 career hitter in 319 major league games with Cincinnati (2008-09), Oakland (2010-13) and Texas (2013). He has started at all four infield positions, and also played left field.


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Rangers Make $14.1M Qualifying Offer To Nelson Cruz

The Rangers have made a $14.1 million qualifying contract offer for next season to Nelson Cruz, the All-Star slugger who served a 50-game suspension this year.


Rangers pitcher Derek Holland talks with the Ben & Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Derek Holland With Ben & Skin: Part 2

In part 2 of The Dutch Oven’s visit to the studio, Derek gives his take on the Josh Hamilton hat-tip from last week, as well as Lance Berkman’s unwillingness to participate in walk-off celebrations.

105.3 The Fan–10/02/2013


Metroplex Sports Pulse

Ben and KT hit the mean streets of the Big D to get a read on the citizens feel for the Rangers, Cowboys, Mavericks, and the government.

105.3 The Fan–10/01/2013

Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers reacts after being thrown out at first in the seocnd inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rangers Not In Playoffs For First Time In 4 Years

Texas won at least 90 games for the fourth year in a row, even with suspended slugger Nelson Cruz missing 50 games and opening-day starter Matt Harrison pitching only twice. But the Rangers are already done.


Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers scores against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 26, 2013 in Arlington. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers Have 4-Error Inning Against Angels

The Texas Rangers have set a club record with the first four-error inning in the major leagues since 2010.


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Rangers Outfielder Alex Rios Joins Ben & Skin

Ben and Skin have on Rangers outfielder Alex Rios to talk about his cycle on Monday night, and he also gets a listen to the Ben and Skin show song, The Rangers Won’t Die.

105.3 The Fan–09/24/2013

Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers talks with Elvis Andrus #1 in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 13, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers Fall To A’s 9-8 In Opener To Key Series

The A’s handed the Rangers their fourth straight loss and moved 4½ games ahead of Texas in the opener of the final series of the regular season between the past two AL West champions.


Manager Ron Washington #38 of the Texas Rangers takes the ball from pitcher Yu Darvish #11 taking Darvish out of the game in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum on September 4, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Rout Rangers 11-4 To Even Up AL West

Jarrod Parker got plenty of home-run help and pitched his way into Oakland’s record book, and the surging Athletics pulled into a tie atop the AL West with Texas by overpowering the Rangers 11-4 on Wednesday.


Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

AL West Tied Up After A’s Top Rangers 4-2

The A’s beat the Rangers 4-2 in the first game of the three game series on Monday afternoon. The difference was a home run by Coco Crisp, that barely touched the left field foul pole.