NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Houston Astros looks on prior to a game against the New York Yankees on June 11 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. According to reports on July 29 2010 Oswalt will waive his no-trade clause and be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for J.A. Happ and two prospects. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
The Texas Rangers have signed Ron Washington to a 2-year contract extension, keeping him on staff through at least 2014, according to John Blake.
In other Rangers' notes, we're awaiting word from the meeting between Roy Oswalt and the club that was scheduled for today, but in the meantime Dave Cameron of FanGraphs makes a pointed critique of the flirtation happening here:
"No team in baseball needs a starting pitcher less than the Texas Rangers."
-Dave Cameron, FanGraphs, on the pursuit of , January 2012
- Twitter / @RangerBlake - "Rangers sign Ron Washington to 2-year contract extension through 2014."
Rangers extend Washington - T.R. Sullivan | mlb.com
The Rangers are giving manager Ron Washington a two-year contract extension. Washington has been the Rangers manager for five years and has been to two World Series. He is now signed through 2014.
- Rangers Meeting with Roy Oswalt Today - MLB Daily Dish
The Texas Rangers are set to meet Roy Oswalt today, and will potentially discuss what it will take to sign him as well as whether he'd actually be a good fit under the club's rigorous demands placed on their starters.
- Roy Oswalt and the Rangers - FanGraphs Baseball
"No team in baseball needs a starting pitcher less than the Texas Rangers. Their starting pitchers combined for +19.8 WAR last year, third most in the Majors, and while they lost C.J. Wilson, they spent roughly $110 million to bring in Yu Darvish and have decided to bring Neftali Feliz to camp as a starting pitcher. Toss in Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, and Matt Harrison, and their rotation doesn’t even have room for Alexi Ogando, who himself probably belongs in a Major League rotation next year."
- Texas Rangers Complete Organizational Chart - MLB Daily Dish
A complete, live chart of the Texas Rangers organization -- leadership, rosters, salaries, arbitration and options, as well as prospect rankings.