Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero were named as winners of Silver Slugger awards. Hamilton won for the second time in his career, and Guerrero was honored for an eighth time. Only Barry Bonds (12), Mike Piazza (10), Alex Rodriguez (10) and Barry Larkin (nine) have be honored more than Guerrero.
Neftali Feliz is the Rangers' Rookie of the Year in no-brainer voting conducted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Voting for the American League ROY will be announced Monday, and Feliz could bring home that award, too. He saved a single-season rookie record 40 games in 2010.
A new scoreboard above the home-run porch is being considered for the 2011 season, managing partner/CEO/owner Chuck Greenberg said. The club should know by Thanksgiving if they will be able to execute their plan for 2011.
Season tickets go on sale today, and some fans will be paying more in 2011. Premium seats will cost more, which led to an overall price hike of 3 to 5 percent. Greenberg stressed that the Rangers aren't taking advantage of fans' enthusiasm over the club's run to the World Series. The increases came about as the ticket scale was streamlined from previous seasons. The good news is that, unlike in previous seasons, fans will have until mid-February to pay off their tickets.
Single-game tickets will be made available as the season approaches.
FanFest will be held over two days Jan. 22-23 and is moving indoors to the Arlington Convention Center. Tickets will be required to attend. They will go on sale at a date to be determined. The Dr Pepper Mid-Winter Awards Banquet will kick off the weekend Jan. 21 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.
-- Jeff Wilson