Winter Meetings

Focus On Offense At MLB Winter Meetings"It's been interesting that the market's moved a lot quicker on the bats," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said, noting that some big names have already been scooped up.
MLB Officially Enacts Home Plate Collision Rule
MLB Intends To Ban Home Plate CollisionsMajor League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season. The announcement was made on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.
Rangers Pick Russell Wilson In Rule 5 DraftThe Rangers selected current Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from the Rockies in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday morning, and now control his baseball rights.
Arencibia & Rangers Complete $1.8 Million DealArencibia 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.
Red Sox Agree To Deal With UeharaBoston made a move to strengthen their bullpen, agreeing to terms with reliever Koji Uehara. The right-hander did not record a decision in 37 games last season for the Rangers.
Hamilton, Greinke Remain On Market After MeetingsThe availability of slugger Josh Hamilton and pitcher Zack Greinke held up decisions on other signings and possible trades involving Ranger Michael Young and the Mets' Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
Phillies Closing In On Trade For Michael YoungAccording to Insider Jon Heyman, the Phillies are closing in on a deal to obtain Michael Young from the Rangers.
Glorious Tidbit, Rangers Edition: 12.5.12The further removed we are from the end of last season and all the agitation that Josh brought the more I'm convinced that keeping him around is the best thing for winning baseball.
Rangers Finalize Deal With SoriaJoakim Soria can't wait to get back on the mound. And he can't wait to win. The injured reliever and the Rangers finalized their $8 million, two-year contract on Tuesday.
Rangers Talks With Hamilton "On Hold"The Rangers have been talking to Josh Hamilton, but one source suggested talks are "on hold." It may have to do with spirited efforts to land free agent starter Zack Greinke.
Rangers & Dodgers Battling For GreinkeThe 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.
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