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Good morning. The Rangers may be getting a well earned break today but there’s no rest for the front office as today sees the beginning of the MLB Draft.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the 3-1 getaway loss to the Angels where Texas scored just their fourth run in the last four games of the road trip.

Jeff Wilson reacts to the loss and the end of the 20 games in 20 days the Rangers just slogged through.

With 100 games to go, Evan Grant writes that the Rangers are on pace to break the record for most strikeouts by an offense.

Levi Weaver’s game recap takes him down the rabbit hole of wondering what the roster might look like in the coming months.

As noted, the draft begins tonight so Wilson tracked down a few Rangers who know what it’s like to be selected with a top pick.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers are looking to stockpile pitchers and infielders in the draft this year.

Wilson provides a look back at some of the hits and misses in the draft from the Jon Daniels years.

Jamey Newberg offers an inside look at how scouts go about the job of hunting for the next Texas Rangers.

Wilson checks in with where the top selections for the Rangers from last year’s draft are now.

Grant takes a look at the lessons that the Rangers have learned after the disastrous top of the 2011 draft.

Draft success story Joey Gallo has been getting rest against left-handed pitching but Sullivan notes that he’s rediscovering his patience at the plate.

Grant notes that time is running out for the Rangers to make a decision on what to do about Tim Lincecum.

And, lastly, in part one of his story, Weaver explores the world Driveline Baseball where a former Magic: The Gathering champion and professional poker player is trying to solve baseball.

Have a nice day!