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Where have you gone, Josh Hamilton?

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Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the Rangers’ win over the Mariners last night as though it were a three-act play that featured dominance, power, and a near-collapse.

After Monday’s win, Jeff Wilson pondered the impossible: A Texas Rangers starting pitcher All-Star. But Mike Minor is making that a distinct possibility.

Evan Grant writes that Monday’s game was something like a microcosm of the season as a whole with the offensive carrying a pitching staff that has Minor and a whole bunch of question marks and headaches.

Sullivan notes that Josh Hamilton will get his proper send off with an induction into the Rangers Hall of Fame.

Grant writes that Hamilton’s career will be punctuated with a plaque in Arlington but his legacy is larger than life.

Levi Weaver writes that Hamilton’s update was an appropriate dispatch from a man who just sort of vanished and left baseball with one less legend.

Wilson writes about Hamilton’s life as a mere mortal where he’s making up for lost time by just being a father.

Matt Fisher writes that unforeseen performers like Danny Santana and Willie Calhoun are coming up large for the Rangers as they bounce back from a mid-May swoon.

Jared Sandler ponders a plan for patience regarding Rougned Odor in his SANDbox Rangers recap of the past week.

Grant’s stock watch has Jose Leclerc and Calhoun trending up while Jeanmar Gomez continues his slow march toward oblivion.

Sullivan addresses the status of a few burning questions regarding the cobbled together Rangers pitching staff.

Mark Parker of Crawdads Beat held an informative interview with Hickory pitching coach Jose Jaimes as Jaimes stewards many of the team’s top pitching hopefuls in Low-A ball.

And, lastly, Jamey Newberg looks into his crystal ball for part one of figuring out the lineup that will take the field at the new park in 2020.

Have a nice day!