Good morning. The days are shorter. The weather is crisp. It's time to settle in for a long winter filled with rampant speculation and vigorous rosterbation.
WFAA.com's Patrick Despain fans the hot stove flames by taking a look at several potential starting rotation targets for the Rangers this offseason.
As we learned yesterday, and as T.R. Sullivan writes, the Rangers making a procedural move to remove nearly a quarter of their 40-man roster from the 60-day DL list. Players such as Yu Darvish, Prince Fielder, Shin-Soo Choo, Matt Harrison, Martin Perez, and Jurickson Profar are back on the active roster. So, you know, basically the entire team.
Big League Stew's Mike Oz runs down the list of free agents who have been given a $15.3 million dollar qualifying offer by their clubs. On that list is your expected Max Scherzers and James Shields of the world but also Michael Cuddyer for some reason.
Lastly, D.J. Short notes that if you hate yourself you can watch Harold Reynolds and Bill Ripken announce the finalists for the various BBWAA Awards on MLB Network tonight at 5:00 p.m. CT.