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Tuesday morning things

Yay, no loss yesterday!

And no Vicente Padilla today, as T.R. Sullivan says John Rheinecker is being called up to start for Padilla, who is being scratched do to forearm problems.

Padilla isn't going on the d.l., so presumably Wes Littleton or Willie Eyre will get sent down to make room for Rheinecker. The Rangers also need to make room for Rheinecker on the 40 man roster, since he's currently on the 60 day d.l., so you may see Fab 5 Freddy Guzman DFA'd today...

Evan Grant breaks down the bad decisions that have brought the Rangers to this point, and includes this little nugget, which I wasn't aware of:

Hart did not want to deal with agent Scott Boras after several bad experiences with free-agent signings. So the Rangers selected signable Thomas Diamond with the 12th pick. The Los Angeles Angels, two picks later, took Boras' Weaver.

Jim Reeves calls on Tom Hicks to sell, saying that almost a decade of mismanagement and penny-pinching (such as having, right now, the lowest paid g.m. and manager in the game) has alienated the fans to the point that they have no hope.

Jan Hubbard says the Rangers should follow the Tigers' model for rebuilding.

Ken Rosenthal has an item on the strain between Ron Washington and the players, as Washington tries to change what Rosenthal calls "their "swing-swing-swing" mentality." He focuses in particular on issues with Mark Teixeira, over Washington's desire to alter the lineup's approach at the plate, and with Gerald Laird, with Washington wanting Laird to be more "take charge" with the pitching staff.

And the Detroit Free Press discusses the Tigers' relief woes, and suggests that Akinori Otsuka and Eric Gagne could be trade targets of Detroit's.