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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news on the Rangers and powering down the laser cannon

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Good morning. The Rangers joined the trade parade yesterday. Say goodbye to Leonys Martin, our crazy Castrato Cuban with a cannon. Say hello to Tom Wilhelmsen, their bartending bullpener with a bowling ball.

I'll miss foolish baserunners trying to take an extra base on Leonys, but hey, this could be fun too:

Katy Clarke has the particulars of the Rangers sending Martin to the Mariners for RHP Wilhelmsen.

Jeff Wilson writes about the deal with Anthony Bass also heading to Seattle with CF James Jones and a PTBNL coming to Texas.

T.R. Sullivan has quotes from Jon Daniels about what the thinking was by the Rangers in making this trade.

Evan Grant writes that Wilhelmsen gives the Rangers another late-innings option to help Jeff Banister keep his bullpen fresh.

At FanGraphs, Eno Sarris breaks down the trade and finds it pretty fair on both sides.

In other news, Sullivan writes that Banister deserves to be named the AL Manger of the Year when the award is announced later today.

David Schoenfield writes about ten cool things in The Bill James Handbook and one of them is about how absurdly good the Rangers were on the bases last season.

Finally, in an ESPN Insider piece, Tony Blengino hops aboard the Lewis Brinson hype train and names him as his top candidate to win the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year award.

Have a nice day.