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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

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Good morning.

Levi Weaver ruminates on the Rangers losing 8-7 to the Mariners in yesterday’s finale.

Jeff Wilson reacts a the loss in which there were really no positive reactions to be found unless you’re really happy that Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run or that Matt Bush’s arm appears to be intact.

Evan Grant writes that the Sam Dyson: Closer era in Texas is all but over but what the Rangers do next to fix the bullpen is up in the air.

Wilson takes a closer look at the Dyson/Bullpen conundrum as Texas once again faces swapping closers for a third consecutive April.

Grant writes that the ultimate irony to Dyson’s likely final game as Rangers closer was he didn’t allow a ball out of the infield in the fateful ninth inning.

Doug Miller of MLB dot com writes that, hey, at least Joey Gallo is still playing well!

Was spring Delino DeShields an Arizona mirage? Gil LeBreton wonders what happened to the Surprise MVP.

Grant writes that the Rangers filled a 40-man roster spot by acquiring starting pitcher Clayton Blackburn from the Giants for depth at Round Rock.

And, lastly, because the show must go on, Miller previews tonight’s opener from Oakland with A.J. Griffin once again pitching against his old A’s mates.

Have a nice day!