Good morning. RIP beautiful tank. By prevailing odds, the Rangers will likely not finish as the worst team in baseball. At least we'll have a lifetime to complain about how 2014 was a failure at being a failure. That is the gift these Rangers give to us. Things to complain about is currency for sports fans. Your team actually doing well is just cashing in.
After completing the worst 60 game stretch in franchise history, the Rangers have taken three straight series from playoff contenders and are 8-1 overall since Sept. 12. Where was this September the last few years?
Evan Grant details where the Rangers stand now that their recent winning ways have dropped them from favorites to land the top draft pick in 2015.
T.R. Sullivan recaps the Rangers' 2-1 win over of the Angels in the final road game of the season with Ryan Rua hitting his first big league home run off of Hudson Street to win the game.
Grant writes that if anything good came from yesterday's series winner in Anaheim, it was the fact that Neftali Feliz looked like 2010's Neftali Feliz.
If anything good came yesterday, since it is 2014, you know it also had to come with bad news. As Sullivan notes, Alex Rios admitted that his season is done which also likely ends his time as a Texas Ranger.
And, as you may have heard, and as Grant writes, Jurickson Profar's shoulder is still hurting and now we could be venturing into worrisome he-may-never-be-the-same territory.
Sullivan writes that Tim Bogar wants to be the manager of the Rangers next season even though he'll likely be a candidate to manage the Houston Astros as well.
John Paschal of The Hardball Times has an awesome piece about what it's like to follow a baseball team -- specifically our Rangers -- in the midst of a terrible season.
Lastly, Sullivan previews tonight's homestand finale series opener against the Houston Astros as Derek Holland faces someone named Nick Tropeano.