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The Texas Rangers traded relief pitcher Jesse Chavez to the Chicago Cubs for lefty A-ball pitcher Tyler Thomas in a deal that was announced last night.

Levi Weaver explores the Chavez trade and what the Rangers are getting in Thomas.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the Chavez trade is a prelude to what could be a number of Ranger pitchers being dealt this month.

The S-T writes that the Rangers are talking to teams about a number of players, not just the prominent usual suspects.

Evan Grant identifies five important issues for the Rangers to address in the second half.

Matt Fisher says that Keone Kela is the Rangers’ best pitcher at this point.

Jeff Wilson checks in on former Ranger pitcher Matt Harrison, who, it seems, will be making an appearance on a reality TV show.

Evan has his latest edition of Evan Help Us.

Gerry Fraley looks at the schedule for the Rangers in the second half.

Sunday’s game at Globe Life Park could be the hottest game in MLB history.