Monday Morning Texas Rangers Obituary

Hire Dave Martinez, JD - Fire Ron Washington, JD

The viewing will be held tonight at 6:05 at The Ballpark in Arlington

We gather here today to remember the 2013 Texas Rangers...

Todd Wills provides the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' 6-0 shut out loss to the Indians which left 'em sucker-punched in Cleveland.

T.R. Sullivan recaps yet another weekend series sweep at the hands of a team now ahead of the Rangers in the Wild Card standings.

Drew Davison notes that the Rangers were swept by the Indians in Cleveland for the first time in my entire life and writes about Ron Washington holding a 40 minute closed-door team meeting to show that he's really trying super hard and should totally keep his job.

In other news, doesn't Tampa Bay Rays' Bench Coach Dave Martinez sound wonderfully managerial?

Behind the DMN paywall, Evan Grant writes that the series in Cleveland sucked.

Sullivan goes over some of the options for the Rangers as the non-waiver trade deadline nears. I scanned but I don't see anything there about hiring Dave Martinez.

Jeff Wilson writes, get this, about Matt Garza eyeing October baseball. The headline is literally: "Matt Garza, Rangers' newest hired gun, eyes October"

My sides are now on the list of potential PTBNLs going to the Cubs.

Sullivan's MLB.com Notebook covers Joe Nathan's name coming up in trade rumors, Matt Harrison nearing a rehab assignment, and the end of Adrian Beltre's no-strikeout streak.

Davison's notes tackle Nathan unconcerned with the possibility of being traded, further details on Tanner Scheppers' weekend in Cleveland, injury updates, and other items.

MLB.com's William Boor (keep this man away from Josh Hamilton's fragile ego) previews Matt Garza's second start as a Ranger against Jered Weaver and the as-flaccid Anaheim Angels.

Lastly, the DMN's weekly Top Prospect update slideshow may seem a little sparse but that's just because most of the prospects were traded to the Cubs.

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