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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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

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Good morning. Have we talked about how the slogan for the 2017 Rangers is apparently #LoneStarGrit?

Evan Grant predicts the month-by-month record for the Rangers and sees Texas winning 90 games.

Seeing as no one bothered with a broadcast, Levi Weaver wonders if the Rangers really beat the Rockies 6-5 in Cactus League action yesterday.

MLB dot com’s Thomas Harding and T.R. Sullivan recap the action from the Rangers’ win so apparently the game did happen.

Among Grant’s takeaways include the hot bat of Mike Napoli and the continued chaos created by Delino DeShields.

Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five updates us on Adrian Beltre who expects to bring his bat and old man legs to Opening Day.

Grant writes that defense continues to be priority No. 1 for the Rangers this spring but improvement is still a work in progress.

Stefan Stevenson has your Daily Delino DeShields Discussion as DeShields is now 12 for 12 on stolen base attempts and is sporting a team-leading .413 OBP.

Sullivan forecasts that the Rangers will buyers at the trade deadline but notes that if they happen to have a 2014-esque clunker of a first half, they could have the mother of all selloffs.

Stevenson has a rundown of all the roster maneuvering from yesterday with the Rangers paring down their Opening Day options.

Jeff Sullivan tries to pin down the Rougned Odor extension but finds Rougie’s projectability to be too feisty.

It’s late March so it’s that time of the year where the Rangers unveil new giant, weird concession items. You ready for a 24-inch tamale filled with a hot dog?

And, lastly, Cut4 looks at nine must-watch players for the 2017 season but we all know there is only one and his name is Adrian Beltre.

Have a great day!