Good morning. So it begins...
Evan Grant writes this morning that, with this season quickly unraveling, the front office has begun the process of exploring the trade landscape for -- not just expendable players -- but core players like *whoa* Elvis Andrus, *dang* Adrian Beltre, and *gasp* Yu Darvish. Could Jon Daniels consider going nuclear in a blow-it-up scenario? This ain't the Jorge Cantu Rangers anymore.
WFAA.com's Patrick Despain wonders if the Rangers would dare trade Elvis to which Thad Levine probably said, "I double dog dare you," and A.J. Preller went, "Oooohh!" at an unmoved JD. Don Welke just wishes they'd quiet down so he can finish the Jumble.
Drew Davison writes that the Rangers are looking for solutions to their offensive problems which sounds like they need to visit tumblr to learn about social justice.
Grace Raynor ponders: Hey, remember Neftali Feliz? He hopes that you do because he apparently still likes baseball even though the last time he was good at playing it, the Rangers were the best team in the game.
Jim Bowden ranks the top rookies this year and presumably Rougned Odor is listed among them. I can't see which number Roogie is at because I graciously stopped receiving ESPN the Magazine.
T.R. Sullivan writes about the services held for Richard Durrett yesterday. If you'd like to make a donation to the memorial fund that the Rangers set up to help support Richard's family, you can do so here.
Lastly, MLB.com's Matt Slovin previews Ian Kinsler's return to Arlington tonight as the Detroit Tigers take on the Rangers with Colby Lewis on the mound against Drew Smyly.