Good morning. The Rangers had the day off yesterday as they prepare for National League style baseball in Cincinnati and the return of Derek Holland.
Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers think Jonathan Lucroy is really as good as you think he is.
Brice Paterik writes that Jeff Banister was born to manage the Texas Rangers.
T.R. Sullivan writes about new Ranger Jeremy Jeffress' daily battle with epilepsy and anxiety.
Jeff Wilson's notes include the return to the Carolina League as Texas has bought a team in Kinston, NC to make their escape from High Desert.
Look at all those Jeffs. In the Baseball Texas Daily, Levi Weaver has a suggestion for the new Kinston team name: The Kinston Jeff.
Scott Miller has an awesome, long profile piece on Rougned Odor and how he's not just the guy who punched Jose Bautista.
David Schoenfield writes that the Rangers have benefitted the most by far this season from free agent acquisitions over the offseason. It's almost like Jon Daniels is good at his job.
MLB.com's Hal Bodley writes that the Rangers look like they might benefit the most from in-season acquisitions as they've become American League favorites. It's almost like Jon Daniels is good at his job.
Daniels was on the DMN Ballsy Podcast to explain why the Rangers signed Carlos Gomez (possibly because Jon Daniels is good at his job).
Cash Kruth notes that Nick Martinez got the ax from the 25-man roster to make way for Holland who makes his return tonight against the Reds.
Finally, here's a weird rumor.
Have a great day!