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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Jon Daniels, sign Manny Machado already

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

With MLB fudging their own rules in an attempt to save face and keep Kyler Murray playing baseball instead of football, Jamey Newberg looks at the Rangers’ history of two-sport players.

Will Leitch predicts a current player from each team who will still be on the roster in 2025. For the Rangers, Leitch’s crystal ball spies Rougned Odor.

And, lastly, the folks at MLB Trade Rumors have the latest on the Manny Machado sweepstakes where he’s apparently only getting seven or eight-year contract offers for not bonkers dollars.

The Rangers should mystery team the heck out of this!

Machado is already a rebuilding cheat code and it doesn’t look like he’s going to get an insane deal. JD, I know you’re reading this. It’s time to pull up the ol’ PowerPoint, crack those knuckles, and work that magic. Here, I’ll help you with the bullets:

  • 26 year old
  • Top 5 player in baseball
  • SS or 3B
  • Languishing market

Then just jot down Nolan Arenado’s arbitration ask and demand a pound-the-table meeting with ownership about accelerating the new stadium spending spree by a year for a Machado exception. It’s crazy if you don’t try at this point.

Have a nice day!