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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

We’re on a break

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Good morning.

Jeff Wilson writes that Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor head into the All-Star break on a high note after starring in yesterday’s 4-1 11th inning win over the Twins.

T.R. Sullivan recaps a game where a combination of Gallo’s arm, Rougie’s bat, and an all hands on deck bullpen helped the Rangers close out the first half with a win to avoid a sweep in Minnesota.

Kevin Sherrington writes that the first half has come to a close with the Rangers as a surprise but with questions that still need answering.

Sullivan notes that manager Chris Woodward’s message to the team for the break was to go rest up but don’t just lay out on a boat for three days.

Sherrington writes that Gallo is still learning the CF position (as an aside: It’s still amazing to me that Joey Gallo is an everyday CF in 2019) but he has the ability to alter games with his arm, not just his bat.

Anthony Castrovince writes about the Rangers sending exactly one prospect to the MLB Futures Game and that guy, Sam Huff, coming away with the game’s MVP honor.

The DMN looks at the mid-year playoff odds for the Rangers which is not a thing anyone was expecting us to be considering at the All-Star break this year.

And, lastly, Mac Engel pens a “The Rangers should sell” piece but frames it around trading Hunter Pence for them juicy clicks.

Have a nice break!