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Rangers GM Jon Daniels said he's talked with Colby Lewis' agent about an extension.

Lewis should be grateful to be having this conversation considering how poorly he pitched throughout this season. He posted a 5.18 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and 133:48 K:BB over 170.1 innings which were the worst numbers he's posted since 2007 when he was with the A's. He's definitely got potential, so the Rangers will see if they can at least lock him up for a reasonable price.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Oct, 04:50 PMSource

Rangers RHP Tanner Scheppers threw a bullpen session Friday and said his right arm feels great.

Scheppers suffered from elbow inflammation back in June and never made it back for the remainder of the season. He was encouraged by this session and said that he would throw again next week. You can expect to see Scheppers competing for a rotation spot in 2015, though his value probably won't be too high if there are any concerns about the health of his arm again.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Oct, 03:03 PMSource

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Rangers will hire Jeff Banister to be their next manager.

Banister managed in the minor leagues for five seasons back in the 90s and has most recently been employed as the bench coach for the Pirates under Clint Hurdle.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Oct, 01:06 PMSource

Alex Rios’ $14 million option for 2015 was declined by the team, which makes him a free agent. Rios received a $2 million buyout.

Like many of the Rangers, Rios was a huge disappointment in 2014. He missed 31 games due to injury and while he hit .280 on the season, he hit just four home runs with 54 RBI, 54 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. The Rangers have some youngsters they'll happily use in the outfield and find another way to invest that kind of money. He'll land somewhere here in the offseason. Fantasy owners just have to hope the season was an aberration and that he lands in a hitter-friendly ballpark.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

15 Oct, 10:49 AMSource

Rangers confirmed that Tim Bogar and Alex Cora interviewed Friday to replace Ron Washington as manager.

Neither one is a very exciting candidate and the results probably aren't going to be that good. At least with Washington we knew the stolen bases were going to come from everywhere.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

10 Oct, 06:21 PMSource

Rangers claim Ed Lucas off waivers from Marlins.

Strictly a depth move here for the Rangers. Lucas has zero fantasy value unless you're playing in a 20-team AL only league with crazy deep benches. Which you probably aren't.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

10 Oct, 05:17 PMSource

Alex Cora will interview for the Rangers managerial job at the end of this week.

There is a vacancy at the position since Ron Washington stepped down late in the year. Cora enjoyed a 14-year career where he posted a .243 batting average. Cora wouldn't be stepping into a terrible situation with Yu Darvish, Prince Fielder, and Adrian Beltre at his disposal.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

8 Oct, 10:46 PMSource

Kevin Kouzmanoff has elected free agency.

Kouzmanoff excelled in filling in for the injured Adrian Beltre earlier in the year, but it was understood that he was going to be replaced when Beltre returned. Kouzmanoff hit .362 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 2014. He will look to sign somewhere where he has a regular, more significant role on the team.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

8 Oct, 10:12 PMSource

J.P. Arencibia has elected free agency.

His power is real but so his inability to hit the ball otherwise as Arencibia finished the 2014 season hitting .177. His fantasy relevance is really limited unless he is seeing regular at bats and even then he will be a drain on your batting average.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

8 Oct, 08:53 PMSource

Rangers expected to decline $13.5M option on Alex Rios for next season.

Rios was a big disappointment for Rangers this season hitting .280 with 54 runs, four home runs, 54 RBI and 17 SB over 131 games after hitting six home runs and stealing 16 stolen bases last year for the Rangers in 47 games following his acquisition. It will be hard to predict what type of production you will get from Rios next season and will likely be found in the second half of most fantasy drafts.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

8 Oct, 02:55 PMSource

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