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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Just ignore the pitching lines from Martin Perez and Cole Hamels from Sunday and you’ll have a great Monday!

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Good morning.

TR Sullivan writes that Martin Perez was frustrated as the Rangers were downed 7-2 in the finale against the Yankees.

Stefan Stevenson’s reaction to Sunday’s loss was that Perez had one of those innings again in a five-run fifth.

Evan Grant writes that Perez perhaps had one of those innings because he seemingly forgot to throw the breaking ball.

Jamey Newberg takes a position-by-position look at where the Rangers are now compared to last season to find out if they’re better off in their quest to return to prominence than they were then.

Grant writes that if Delino DeShields wants to remain in the conversation for center fielder of the future, the opportunity is now.

Sullivan has notes on the return of DeShields from the DL and the continued commitment to Carlos Tocci, among other items.

Stevenson writes that the Rangers are too far down the Tocci rabbit hole to change course now.

Will Leitch looks at which number will next be retired by each MLB franchise with Adrian Beltre’s #29 being a no brainer eventuality for the Rangers. Hopefully they won’t make him wait as long as Pudge!

Players’ Weekend is coming up soon so Sullivan examines why DeShields will be wearing the name “Lil Bop” on the back of his jersey.

And, lastly:

Seven innings of one hit, one run ball with 9 K’s for Cole Hamels last night. Maybe it’s playing in the rec league that is National League baseball but...

Have a nice day!