Texas Rangers 2014 News and Updates
3/10/14 - The Texas Rangers are certainly one of MLB's most talked about teams this spring, and it's not just because of their high-profile visitors. Rangers manager Ron Washington was fined $200 during Saturday's game for a confrontation with an umpire after Prince Fielder struck out looking—Washington responded to the superfluous fine by sending 20,000 pennies to the VP of discipline to cover the fee. Today is sure to bring even more excitement, as Shin-Soo Choo squares off this afternoon against his former team, the Cincinnati Reds. Texas Rangers tickets start at $61 when they face the San Francisco Giants this Thursday, and drop down to a $19 get-in price when the White Sox visit Surprise Stadium on Sunday.
3/3/14 - The Texas Rangers were looking to jump start their lineup this season with the addition of Prince Fielder, and fans who were at Thursday's game last week saw sparks fly. Fielder hit a stunning line drive over the right-field wall in their game against Kansas City, receiving a standing ovation from those in attendance. With Fielder feeling this good this early, it's going to be a great year for the Rangers! Russell Wilson is suited up for today's game against the Cleveland Indians, but you can be there Wednesday when Texas takes on the QB's former team, the Colorado Rockies! Texas Rangers tickets are $19 to get in on tomorrow's action.
2/24/14 - Texas Rangers tickets are the hottest in league, up $25 on average, to $161 across spring training. We don't think it has to do with manager Ron Washington's recent one-year extension deal, so much as it has to do with Seattle Seahawk's QB Russell Wilson's twitter announcement that he will be at the Texas Rangers' training facility on March 3. While the Rangers secured a manager that has brought them to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011, the organization is excited to have an athlete like Wilson serve as inspiration for both the major and minor-leaguers in practice. Texas Rangers tickets for the March 3 game against the Cleveland Indians are $28-$31.
2/18/14 - The Texas Rangers may be welcoming back Nelson Cruz, who most assumed would not be returning to the team in 2014. The right fielder came out of his 50-game drug suspension looking for a multi-year deal with the Seattle Mariners, but now that the Emerald City bagged Robbie Cano, their interest has dwindled significantly, leaving the Rangers as Cruz's chief option. Pitchers and catchers have arrived for training, and most position players are already accounted for, with the team's first full workout taking place in two days. See if there are any surprise returners come 2/28 for their first Spring Training game, with Texas Rangers tickets starting at an affordable $16 next Friday.
2/12/14 - Former Rangers chief executive officer, Nolan Ryan, has just moved to the Houston Astros organization as executive adviser, making the intrastate Texas rivalry fiercer than before—the two teams will meet 19 times this season, with the first game 3/28 at $18 to get-in. The Texas Rangers are gearing up for Spring Training in Arizona, with pitchers and catchers reporting for duty in four days, and position players three short days later. The Texas Rangers are taking on the revamped Kansas City Royals on 2/28; tickets start at $12.
1/30/14 - Texas Rangers tickets boast the highest average price for Spring Training, at $82. This could have to do with the fact that the Rangers acquired two of the biggest hitters in the game, in Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran. Now, Texas is churning the rumor mill again by showing interest in solid pitcher A.J. Burnett if he chooses not to retire. Watch this team bring it back to their playoff-winning ways of previous years with this newly amped up roster!
7/25/13 - Despite getting off to a fast start, the Rangers were unable to keep it up, falling back to a hard-charging Oakland squad shortly before the break. North Texas baseball fans have to be hoping that they can get more pitching by the trade deadline, as only Yu Darvish and Derek Holland have pitched consistently well. Offensively the Rangers are getting plenty of contributions from the usual group – Ian Kinsler, Adrian Beltre, and Nelson Cruz.
4/5/13 – Josh Hamilton’s return today to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was not so welcome. As if the Rangers-Angels rivalry wasn’t already grand enough – Hamilton was the latest acquisition to the Los Angeles Angels lineup that had previously played for the Texas Rangers. Although no longer part of the Rangers roster, Texas fans must not forget that Vladimir Guerrero, Darren Oliver, and Mike Napoli were all former Angels before coming to the Lone Star State. Between the two teams dominance in the AL West and their roster exchanges, expect this division rivalry to heat up. Tickets to the Rangers home opener versus the Angels ranged from $90 in the Grandstand Reserved to $600 in the Lower infield. If you waited until the last minute to buy, you could have got in the door at a mere $37. The three-game series against the Angels is by far the most expensive this month. Rangers’ fans will get a chance to see their team play the Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, and Chicago White Sox by month’s end.
Texas Rangers 2014 Season
The Texas Rangers have certainly made noise this offseason, acquiring two big names off of the free agent market. The Rangers landed Shin-Soo Choo as the newest leadoff hitter ($130 million/seven years) and traded Ian Kinsler to Detroit for slugger Prince Fielder; these two will complement other power hitters, Adrian Beltre and Alex Rios. The Rays have also traded for top prospect Michael Choice, to give their outfield even more of a boost.
Now, the Rangers are rumored to be in talks with A.J. Burnett, who just announced his return to pitching this year, though initially many believed the player would only come back for the Pittsburgh Pirates
. If Burnett takes a deal, he will join an already solid bullpen consisting of Yu Darvish and Derek Holland. Off the field, big news came early in the offseason when Texas’ CEO Nolan Ryan resigned in October. Last season, the Rangers suffered a disappointing run, failing to get into the postseason for the first time since 2009 and putting an end to three consecutive years of playoff appearances. These latest editions are definite impact players; see them come together with Texas Rangers tickets this year!
Undoubtedly the Texas Rangers would like to forget the 2012 season, especially the last month of the season. Holding a 13 game lead at the end of June, and then a six game lead over Oakland with nine to play, the Rangers failed to hold the lead; losing seven of those last nine — including a regular season-ending sweep by the A's — then dropped the wild-card contest to a surprising young Baltimore squad. And to add insult to injury, outfielder Josh Hamilton signed a big free-agent contract with the Rangers division rivals in Los Angeles after the season. Hamilton's power will be difficult for the Rangers to replace; after his 43 longballs, third baseman Adrian Beltre was next on the team in home runs and runs batted in while leading the team in batting average (among players who qualified for the batting title). Outfielder David Murphy contributed with a team leading on-base percentage, while Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler tied for the team lead in stolen bases. On the other side, the Rangers have a formidable top of the rotation with Matt Harrison (team leader in wins and earned run average), Yu Darvish (team strikeout king), and Derek Holland; and closer Joe Nathan. The Rangers path to the 2013 postseason gets a tiny bit harder this season with the addition to the American League of the Houston Astros, but Ranger Nation will continue to expect a hot time at Rangers Ballpark this summer.
Texas Rangers tickets in Arlington average $63 at Rangers Ballpark this season. What Rangers baseball games do most fans want to see? The 2013 Texas Rangers schedule features key series with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees. Each of these series has an average tickets price of more than $100. The Cincinnati Reds will play the Rangers during Interleague play in Arlington; these tickets average $85 — the Rangers fourth most expensive home series this season. Rangers baseball fans looking score cheap Texas Rangers tickets will find seats under $10 in the Grandstand Reserved at Rangers Ballpark. Road games tickets to see the Texas Rangers average $63, the same as at home.