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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Where Ryan Rua is better than Cole Hamels at pitching

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Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the Rangers losing to the A’s by a score I don’t even remember while scouts were out to watch Cole Hamels give up a grand slam to Jonathan Lucroy.

Jeff Wilson writes that Hamels’ value ahead of the trade deadline continues to circle the drain after he was out-pitched by Ryan Rua last night.

Wesley Dotson notes that the Rangers being terrible at least allowed them to finally find a use for Carlos Tocci.

Evan Grant notes that it was the dubious kind of history made last night as Tocci and Rua pitching in the same game was a first for Texas.

Levi Weaver writes that Hamels picked a bad month to have the worst stretch of his career.

Among his reactions to the latest so-sad-it’s-funny episode in Rangers history, Wilson writes, in case you were curious, no Hamels isn’t intentionally tanking his value. He’s just bad.

Grant writes that it was not a blessed day for Hamels as the “this could be his final start as a Ranger” sentiment took a hit.

Sullivan’s inbox is full of trade related questions as he tries to determine what Shin-Soo Choo’s long on base streak and overall outstanding year has done for his value (answer: apparently not much).

Samuel Hale kicks off WFAA’s Top 15 Rangers prospects list with Scott Heineman at No. 15.

Do-Hyoung Park of MLB dot com notes that Rougned Odor took home a well-deserved AL Player of the Week award.

Sullivan writes that Mike Minor, last to take the mound in the second half tonight, has resigned himself to the Rangers’ innings limit plan and will try to make the most of it.

And, lastly, Will Leitch apparently forgot that Elvis Andrus exists while writing about the best player on each team that was acquired via a trade.

Have a nice day!