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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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The latest news and notes on the AL West Champion Texas Rangers

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Good morning. Pitchers and catchers report later this week. Soon we can stop talking about theoretical baseball and begin talking about actual baseball but then start wishing we were talking about baseball that actually matters.

Stefan Stevenson writes about the Rangers putting the final touches on their winter by adding National League Mitch Moreland.

Evan Grant examines five newcomers who could impact the Rangers this season. Let's see... we've got that guy from Spinal Tap, an American closer from Japan, Ruggi, a former bartender, and this guy:

Jeff Banister was on the radio yesterday and here's a transcript of him talking which is sure to get you motivated to do your daily tasks.

David Schoenfield isn't sold on the Rangers' starting staff so, even though he loves Rougie, he has Texas ranked as the 14th best team heading into 2016.

Richard Justice places Nomar Mazara among the rookies who will impact the pennant races this season.

Finally, here's an ESPN Insider piece from former general manager Jim Bowden on the process a front office goes through when deciding whether or not it's the right time to call up a prized prospect. This would seem to be intriguing insight on a topic we rarely get to be privy to from a guy who made these kinds of decisions before but then you remember Bowden is also the guy who once freaked out after parroting a trade from a fake twitter account and deleted his account and then changed his name to Ralph which remains, to this day, one of the funniest things that has ever happened. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Have a nice day.