Good morning. The Rangers didn't win last night and they handed out fedoras to the crowd. Everybody loses.
Calvin Watkins provided the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers latest loss. In this case, it was a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Oakland A's.
T.R. Sullivan writes about the game and notes that the Rangers are on pace to have their worst home record in franchise history. So, there's that.
Anthony Andro's game story covers Miles Mikolas failing to build on his last outing in New York as the A's torched him for 7 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Watkins writes that the Rangers are struggling to hit which really makes sense for a team that is currently 41-64 and the worst in baseball.
Sullivan profiles what the Rangers will be looking to do at the trade deadline this week. The Rangers have several players who could be moved but they've likely already moved their biggest piece when they sent Joakim Soria to Detroit.
Jeff Wilson writes about the Maddux brothers in Cooperstown to celebrate Greg Maddux's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Drew Silva at Hardball Talk notes that Derek Holland is likely set to begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday. With hockey season still months away, hopefully we see Holland recover in time to make some starts in Arlington.
Jim Callis and MLB.com updated their top prospects lists with Callis providing a look at the new Rangers' Top 20.
Sullivan's Notebook covers the latest on Nick Tepesch's knee and a look ahead at the various pitchers the Rangers will likely face in the upcoming few weeks.
John Henry has notes on Tepesch's status, Holland's potential rehab assignment, and Leonys Martin getting more looks at left-handed pitching (because they Rangers don't have anyone else).
Lastly, MLB.com's Tim Healy previews tonight's series opener between the Yankees and Rangers with Yu Darvish getting another look at New York after his last start was rained out due to Yankee Stadium grounds crew incompetence.