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Monday Morning Rangers Update

Yet another day in a long series of days where the Rangers won't play a baseball game. But we'll always have rosterbation.

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It's already that time of the year where there's less and less daily information about the Rangers being produced. Soon we'll be elbow deep in Ballpark renovation discussion, however, so buck up.

Behind the DMN paywall, Tim Cowlishaw ponders if Ron Washington is the right man to lead the Rangers to that final out as they begin something of a new era.

Richard Durrett has a piece from Mike Maddux's season-ending interview that focuses on Yu Darvish's first season as a Texas Ranger. It's worth noting that Maddux also seems like he's planning on returning next season even though he's been mentioned as a possible manager candidate for the past couple of winters. Of course, those things can change quickly.

Gil LeBreton seems to be the only DFW media guy tackling the fact that Michael Young was a major problem in 2012 and is a problem the Rangers will need to find a solution for in the 2013 off-season.

Jean-Jacques Taylor--surely annoyed that he's in the middle of covering yet another irrelevant Cowboys season--unfortunately had some time to write about the Rangers one more time. It was a bye week on the gridiron so the hatchet had to directed somewhere.

Finally, the DMN offers a slideshow to get you to click through their thoughts on seven of the Rangers' free agents who will in about three weeks file for their ability to play on a different team of their choosing.