Report: Rangers have been in touch with Cole, Rendon
The Texas Rangers appear ready to open their wallet this offseason and are interested in two of the top free agents. Texas has been in touch with just about everyone on the open market, including prized right-hander Gerrit Cole and All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. A starting pitcher and third baseman are among the Rangers' primary needs, and general manager Jon Daniels seems more open to looking at free agents than in seasons past."The last couple of years, we really haven’t explored it," Daniels said on Monday at the GM meetings in Arizona. "We didn’t feel it was the right time.
The rebuilding Rangers traded Mats Zuccarello , the Norwegian forward who became a fan The return in the deal seems underwhelming for the Rangers , who may still trade forward Kevin Hayes, a pending “Not seeing him be part of the team before the game and being out there with us, it’s tough.
"That was probably my biggest thing is the communication wasn ' t really there ," Zuccarello said. "To be there for a long time and [not to] feel that was From there , he's not sure how it will go. Wild coach Bruce Boudreau has seen these kinds of reunions before . He recalled when Teemu Selanne, then
is disappointed in the way his lengthy tenure with the came to an end.
Ahead of his return to Madison Square Garden on Monday night, theforward lamented the way things went down before the Rangers dealt him to the Dallas Stars before last season's trade deadline.
"You get invited to the business side of the league, where you feel at home and then suddenly they want you out of there," Zuccarello toldon Saturday. "It was tough to accept in the beginning because you're passionate about your team and loyal and everything like that and you gave everything every game and then suddenly it comes to an end. Suddenly they don't want you anymore, or whatever, or they go in a different direction."
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New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello clarified comments he made on a Norwegian podcast, denying that he is awaiting a trade in the final year of his contract, but is prepared for anything that might happen. Mats Zuccarello not ‘waiting’ for trade , but prepared for anything.
The New York Rangers started their trade deadline maneuvers by sending winger Mats A fan favorite as much as a team favorite, Mats Zuccarello was traded on Saturday night to the Stars. “It was very emotional, before the game as well,” said Mika Zibanejad, who missed Zuccarello on the
The 32-year-old cited the level of communication from the club as the specific issue that bothered him the most.
"That was probably my biggest thing is the communication wasn't really there," he said. "To be there for a long time and (not to) feel that was hard, but it's no different for me than anyone else. I just think that's the bad part of the business.
"Like, I'm not stupid. You have a sense of it way before it happens, but the communication could have been better. It is what it is. ... It took me longer to accept than I ever thought it was going to be because you always have the mindset that you're going to stay there and it was your family, and then suddenly you're on a new team."
Zuccarello spent his first eight-plus NHL seasons with the Rangers before they traded him to the Stars on Feb. 23 for two draft picks. He suffered a broken arm in his Dallas debut and played only two regular-season games after the trade, but then racked up 11 points in 13 playoff contests.
The Norwegian winger signed a five-year, $30-million contract with the Wild on July 1. He has collected 11 points in 19 games for Minnesota.
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Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal .
The Rangers added another starting pitcher on Friday, signing free agent Jordan Lyles to a two-year, $16 million contract.Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.