Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News

Gerry Fraley

The Dallas Morning News

Grapevine, TX, United States

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Past articles by Gerry:

How Chris Woodward's faith in Rougned Odor paid off for the Rangers as the embattled second baseman breaks out of slump

ARLINGTON - We learned on Sunday even before Rougned Odor came roaring out of soul-crunching slump that his spot on the major-league roster was... → Read More

Chris Woodward, meet your first full-blown Rangers crisis: What should Texas do with closer Jose Leclerc?

ARLINGTON - Rangers manager Chris Woodward and his staff are about to have an important discussion for the future of the club.Can they keep sending... → Read More

How the defensive 'Big Three' have taken over for Stars as team eyes deep playoff run

FRISCO - The Stars are using the Big Three concept on defense in the NHL playoffs. Veteran John Klingberg is second on the club with seven points... → Read More

Chris Woodward is eager to see how Rangers stack up in measuring-stick series against Astros

ARLINGTON -- When the Houston Astros loaded up the truck and pulled out of Globe Life Park after losing a three-game series to the Rangers earlier... → Read More

There's something 'special' about Danny Santana, whose sudden impact with Rangers isn't a surprise to everybody

ARLINGTON -- News of Danny Santana's sudden impact with the Rangers did not surprise Gene Glynn, his mentor with Minnesota.It's in there,'' said... → Read More

Nashville Predators have AAC spectator removed from playoff game against Stars

The start of the third period in the Stars-Nashville playoff game on Monday night at the American Airlines Center was delayed so that a spectator... → Read More

Rebuilding Rangers embrace challenge of standing 'toe-to-toe' with best of the AL West

ARLINGTON -- When rookie Joe Maddon took over as Tampa Bay's manager for the 2006 season, friends peppered him with one question.Why step into the... → Read More

Why J.J. Barea, Devin Harris face uncertain futures with Mavericks

Veteran guards J.J. Barea and Devin Harris face uncertain futures with the Mavericks.Both will be unrestricted free agents in their mid-30s when... → Read More

Mavs' Tim Hardaway Jr. says he played through leg injury the entire season, will undergo surgery on it soon

Mavericks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. acknowledged on Thursday that he played the entire season with a sub-par left leg.Hardaway is scheduled... → Read More

Whether he opts out of his contract or not, Dwight Powell's goal is to remain with Mavericks

Center Dwight Powell made it clear that he expects to return to the Mavericks next season.I want to stay here,'' Powell said. That's my goal.The... → Read More

How Salah Mejri has joined an exclusive group of big men in NBA history with his 3-point shooting this season

Salah Mejri has joined an exclusive, hard-to-buy-clothes-for group this season: really big men who can make three-pointers by design rather than... → Read More

Mavs sit Luka Doncic vs. Grizzlies, but Rick Carlisle says he hasn't been shut down for the season

The Mavericks held rookie Luka Doncic out against Memphis on Friday at the American Airlines Center because of a right thigh contusion but stopped... → Read More

Tracking the Texas Rangers rebuild

The Texas Rangers are rebuilding in earnest. A look at the next wave of talent that the club hopes will lead it back to glory. → Read More

Forget the bunt: Two former MLB sluggers talk upside of Joey Gallo's power for the Rangers

ARLINGTON - Ryan Howard hit 382 homers in his major-league career. That included four seasons with 45+ homers.Mark Teixiera had 409 homers in his... → Read More

Opening day launches the next phase of Rangers SS Elvis Andrus' career

ARLINGTON -- Opening day, against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday at Globe Life Park, starts a new phase in shortstop Elvis Andrus' career.He is an... → Read More

AL West preview: Houston should lead a division full of rebuilders; Can the Rangers avoid last place?

Every team goes through cycles. For a few blessed clubs, the good times last far longer than the down seasons.The Rangers go into this season in... → Read More

The short- and long-term outlooks of the Rangers' third base position now that Adrian Beltre isn't around

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Adrian Beltre spoiled the Rangers for eight seasons.With Beltre, the likely Hall of Famer, the Rangers had no concerns about... → Read More

Luka Doncic, Rick Carlisle had differing ideas on how Mavs should have handled final seconds in loss vs. Rockets

Mavs super-rookie Luka Doncic is young. He'll learn.There are times when the players must take control of an endgame situation rather than look to... → Read More

Ex-Ranger Jurickson Profar ready for next step in Oakland: 'My good years are ahead of me'

MESA, Ariz. - Jurickson Profar, the former Rangers prodigy, offered a prediction of what lies ahead in his new career with Oakland.My good years... → Read More

Chris Woodward and Tony Beasley have something in common that should help the Rangers' infield

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- When Chris Woodward became the Rangers' manager, he did something non-traditional.Woodward refused to dump the entire coaching... → Read More