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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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

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Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan clues us in that the managerial mantra for the 2017 season is: Mission Incomplete.

From his RV in Surprise, Levi Weaver’s Baseball Texas Sometimes is once again the Baseball Texas Daily.

Jeff Wilson takes a look at five things the Rangers will need to check off their spring to-do list before leaving Surprise.

Evan Grant lists six reasons the Rangers are in better shape to start spring this year than they were last year.

Stefan Stevenson writes that Jonathan Lucroy is attached at the hip to Yu Darvish to get in as much work as he can before he heads off for the World Baseball Classic.

Grant writes that one thing Yu and Lucroy are tinkering with is the reinsertion of Yu’s splitter into his arsenal.

Gil LeBreton calls all Yu Darvish detractors fools and writes that the Rangers can’t afford to let him leave after this season.

Grant writes that the Rangers want 2015 second half Shin-Soo Choo back in the No. 2 spot in the lineup.

Sullivan writes that Josh Hamilton is bringing the thunder to his BP displays early in camp.

Grant notes that Justin Masterson, Kameron Loe, Blake Beavan and Kyle Drabek were among a group of pitchers who attended a tryout with the Rangers on Monday. I think Mark Hamburger was also there and Mark Hamburger is rad as heck.

Stevenson writes that though Jake Diekman is walking around without a colon, he’s still out there promoting Crohn’s and Colitis awareness with his new “Gut It Out” shirt.

The Rangers didn’t make any of the worst transactions this winter! photoofjondanielspointingathistemplewithtextreadingyoucannotmaketheworsttransactionifyoudonotmakeanytransactions.png

And, lastly:

Listen here you little shit, only we can be mean to Mitch Moreland.

Have a nice day!