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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news on the Rangers and the fruits of the tank

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Good morning. The Rangers have the day off but it's draft day so don't think you're getting out of the Angrydome that easy. Let's see how Bogar's anti-tank defense from last September pays off for the Rangers as they have the fourth pick tonight instead of the first pick.

T.R. Sullivan recaps yesterday's bummer where the Rangers battled back from down 3-0 to tie the game late only to lose 4-3 on an even later Sally Perez home run.

Katy Clarke's game story has quotes from Keone Kela who offers his explanation on allowing the eventual game-winning home run.

Evan Grant writes that the Rangers have early mistakes in Sunday's game to blame as much as anything for their loss.

Anthony Andro breaks down the weekend series against the Royals which despite writing about the Rangers losing yesterday, they still took the series 2-1 and that's pretty good.

Kevin Sherrington sees some 2010 in these Rangers and thinks Jon Daniels needs to go get an ace to top the staff like he did with Cliff Lee that year.

So, the draft...

MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo offer their final mock draft before tonight and have the three buzzy shortstops (Swanson, Bregman, and Rodgers) all off the board before Texas picks. Therefore, Callis has the Rangers picking Dillon Tate, while Mayo has the Rangers selecting Daz Cameron.

T.R. Sullivan has all the info you need to know before tonight's draft which will see the Rangers draft the highest they've picked since I was three years old in 1986.

Stefan Stevenson previews the draft and takes a look at a handful of players the Rangers might select with the fourth pick tonight.

Evan Grant profiles how the draft has gone for Jon Daniels in his nine years at the helm. Let's just say that things are thankfully trending up.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers are hoping their odds of hitting on an impact player have improved with picking at the top of the draft.

Finally, Stevenson has some notes on the various injuries and roster moves of the big league club from yesterday.

Have a nice draft day.