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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the back-to-back American League West Champion Texas Rangers

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Good morning.

Evan Grant writes that Frank Thomas — perhaps he doth protest too much — is upset about Pudge Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell making the Hall of Fame. One wonders if he’d include himself along with the greenie users, cocaine dabblers, and abhorrent Ty Cobb-types in his self-described “real, true Hall of Famers” club.

Jim Callis gives Yohander Mendez an honorable mention for best changeup among the best tools of top 100 prospects.

Elvis Andrus just missed making the top ten best shortstops in the majors according to Mike Petriello of MLB dot com.

Nomar Garciaparra finally got around to addressing the fact that he’s no longer the only Nomar in MLB history.

Finally, speaking of Nomar Mazara, David Laurila’s Sunday notes at Fangraphs include a blurb on Mazara being chill.

Have a good day.