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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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The latest Texas Rangers and offseason grade news

JD's gonna have to get his parents to sign his report card
JD's gonna have to get his parents to sign his report card
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Good morning. Football is officially dead. Long live baseball.

T.R. Sullivan writes that North Texas is ready to focus on baseball after football turned back into a pumpkin this weekend.

However, for those ready to focus on the RangersJay Jaffe gives Texas a big smelly, potentially generous, D grade for an "uninspiring" offseason that has been headlined by the acquisition of Ross Detwiler and prayers.

No. 8 on Evan Grant's Top 15 Rangers prospects list is Luke Jackson who enters a critical year which could see him end up in the bullpen if he doesn't develop as a starter.

Speaking of EG, he's holding a chat today at 3 p.m. at the DMN. You can go ask him about that D grade Sports Illustrated gave the Rangers or why his newspaper still employs Gerry Fraley.

The Question of the Week over at Lone Star Ball Facebook asked for a surprise prediction for a Ranger in 2015. Folks thought Derek Holland will take a step forward, Elvis will re-enter the building, and Yu Darvish will become Spider-Man.

Lastly, remember red-faced Tommy Hunter seemingly only winning baseball games because Josh Hamilton would hit a billion home runs in his starts as a Ranger? Well, he's going to make $4.65 million dollars next year. You and everyone you know will not accrue $4.65 million dollars combined in your lifetime.