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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Good morning.

Levi Weaver recaps the Playa Haters’ Ball Weekend finale where the Rangers were swept by the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers most recently went 5-2 against Houston and Anaheim but 2-5 against Chicago and Oakland because everything is stupid.

Jeff Wilson reacts to the sweep in Oakland, the return to Texas, and what’s next after Hurricane Harvey.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the weekend in Oakland was a stark reminder that time is running out for the Rangers.

Wilson checks in with travel plans but notes that the Rangers, like the rest of us, aren’t concerned when and where they’ll next play, they’re more concerned for south Texas.

Richard Justice writes about the intersection between tragedy and baseball in Houston right now.

If and when the Rangers can resume play, they will have reorganized the rotation to take on the Astros, as Sullivan explains.

Evan Grant ranks the Rangers’ top ten pitching prospects with my dude Hans Crouse coming in at No. 3 after tossing three more hitless inning with five more Ks last night.

Wilson notes that several prominent relievers are making strides, but Jake Diekman appears to be the only one who’s close to returning.

And, lastly, as often noted, baseball could always be worse. It could be Mariners worse.

Have a nice day and don’t forget to do what you can for our neighbors down south.