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Monday Morning Rangers Update

This is the most exciting thing that happened last night
This is the most exciting thing that happened last night

The Rangers were shutout for the second time in the last four games. It was one thing when Jered Weaver kept the Rangers off the board, he's a Cy Young candidate, but this time, the shutout was hurled by Brett Cecil. Cecil was working to become a candidate for the Blue Jays rotation about three weeks ago. That's depressing.

Anthony Andro has his game story up at Fox Sports Southwest. Of course, there's not much to talk about other than the heat and Cecil.

Richard Durrett has his reactions to the game. I guess there's a couple of nice notes about Mike Napoli and Michael Young on there. 

Evan Grant ponders whether or not it was Brett Cecil being on or the Rangers lineup being off that led to the shutout among other post game notes.

Drew Davison also has notes. So many notes for a 3-0 Rangers loss. He does provide us with an update on Craig Gentry after he slid roughly into Aaron Hill at second base last night. Gentry is apparently fine.

T.R. Sullivan has some general Rangers notes. Including therein is how Chris Davis wants to prove his worth now that he has another opportunity in the big leagues, how Andres Blanco is nearing a rehab assignment, how Eric Hurley continues to deal in Triple-A, and how the Rangers continue to raid Latin America with the signing of Yohander Mendez.

Grant writes that Chris Davis could potentially experience success in the Majors this time around thanks to being reunited with his minor league hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh.

Grant also writes about another young enigmatic player in Derek Holland and quotes Ron Washington as saying that Holland "still has some growing to do."

On the trade deadline front, Sullivan writes that the Rangers are looking for bullpen help but are monitoring the price on Carlos Beltran. He quotes Jon Daniels as giving "50-50 or less" odds that the Rangers make a move.

Jeff Wilson reports that the Rangers are watching the market and waiting for the right trade to come along. He gives a breakdown of the players the Rangers could potentially be targeting as well as the players the Rangers might be offering.

Once again Ryan Jones lets us know how the Rangers Top Ten prospects performed last week. Spoiler: Profar did well.

Finally, as Wilson reports, apparently the producers of Eastbound & Down were so serious about saying Kenny Powers had signed with Myrtle Beach that they went and filmed scenes at BB&T Coastal Field. I hope there's a Kenny Power learning control from Kasey Kiker scene!