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Good morning.

Matt Fisher writes that it’s been a good week for Shin-Soo Choo but the Rangers have run into tougher competition on the other side of their winning streak.

Craig Forde of MLB dot com recaps the Rangers 5-0 loss to the Red Sox as though there were anything to recap.

Levi Weaver reports that last night’s starter Mike Minor is confused about the short leash the Rangers are using on him.

Forde writes that Cory Gearrin is not confused about being traded as he made his debut with Texas last night and acquitted himself well as a new middle relief option.

Kevin Sherrington writes that the deal to acquire Gearrin (but really for prospect Jason Bahr) is the kind of creativity the Rangers will need from Jon Daniels.

Jeff Wilson has notes on the Rangers opting for a Joey Gallo pinch hit appearance last night — rather than a Shin-Soo Choo one — among other thoughts from yesterday’s happenings.

With a start at third base last night, one day after starting at catcher, Evan Grant writes that Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s hybrid role reached a new phase.

David Schoenfield names Cole Hamels as the player the Rangers should just go ahead and trade already, though obviously not from lack of trying, I’m sure.

In fact, Wilson writes that a trade of Hamels is pretty much going nowhere right now, so, you know, go suck an egg Jon Paul Morosi.

Travis Sawchik writes that Choo is the most important player on the Rangers though mostly so that he continues to play well enough to be traded and become not a Ranger.

Matt Monagan of MLB Cut 4 makes the easy case that — especially now that he has the making the All-Star team monkey off his back — Choo is the greatest player from Korean in MLB history.

And, lastly, however, Choo will probably not be the 2018 Home Run King as Grant notes that making the All-Star team was Choo’s goal, not participating in the Dinger Derby.

Have a nice day!