Saturday a.m. Rangers things

ST. LOUIS - FILE: Michael Young of the Texas Rangers hits a RBI double in the top of the first inning of Game Seven of the 2011 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Friday, October 28, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. Young was chosen as the Marvin Miller Man of the Year during the 2011 Players Choice Awards by Major League baseball players on November 3, 2011. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The main Rangers news this morning has to do with Scott Servais, who was the Texas Rangers' director of player development, leaving the organization to become the assistant general manager for Jerry DiPoto in Anaheim.

At the end of the 2009 season, there were some purges in the front office, and there seemed to be a sense that a handful of core guys -- Thad Levine, A.J. Preller, Don Welke, and Servais -- formed Jon Daniels' inner circle.  While there has been talk that Levine and Preller could be poached, the departure of Servais is a significant loss.  Nevertheless, it is also the sort of loss that is inevitable with quality organizations, and part of being a good organization is training and developing people within your organization who can step up and be promoted when you lose someone.

Jon Paul Morosi recently tweeted that the Rangers' front office is one of the best in baseball.  The departure of Servais is a reflection of that.

T.R. Sullivan's notes talk about the departure of Servais, Rangers minor leaguers electing free agency, and Mike Olt and Julio Borbon.

Barry Horn writes that, a week after the World Series ended, Eric Nadel still feels depressed and feels like he let the fans down.

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