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Good morning.

Tim Cowlishaw looks back at a moment that Jon Daniels remembers from the 2017 World Series which perhaps ultimately led to Chris Woodward becoming the latest manager of the Texas Rangers.

Jeff Wilson makes his latest predictions for the Opening Day 25-man roster for the Rangers as we’ve mercifully seen the halfway point of Spring Training come and go.

Evan Grant writes about how Hunter Pence is bouncing back from a tough year as he looks to make the Rangers out of spring.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Isiah Kiner-Falefa has been accepted into catcher finishing school under the tutelage of Jeff Mathis.

Stefan Stevenson explores the milestones that various Rangers could reach during the 2019 season.

Jamey Newberg is in Surprise to give us a look at the back fields where all the juicy prospect doings are happening in camp.

Grant goes in-depth on why he doesn’t believe that the new park looks all that much like Minute Maid Park despite the jokes on Twitter.

Will Leitch looks at which player is currently under contract the longest for each MLB team. The Rangers have their keystone combo under lock and key the longest, for example.

Grant offers his news and notes from Monday’s doubleheader action from Surprise which focuses exclusively on the arms.

Sullivan has camp notes of his own on Pence, the pitching, and Preston Beck making JIC history.

Joey Gallo was on the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan to talk about how Michael Young has impacted his career and the DMN was kind of enough to transcribe it for you.

Among Ken Rosenthal’s notes from around the league in his latest column is one on how the Rangers are quietly happy with how the rotation is shaping up this spring.

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And, finally, MLB Cut4 notes that the Rangers utilized cutting edge tech and outside the box thinking to cram “Depreta-Johnson” on the back of a jersey.

Have a nice day!