Good morning, LSB.
Lots of Rangers news yesterday.
First of all, the MLB Rule 5 Draft took place virtually yesterday and the Rangers selected pitcher Brett de Geus from the Dodgers with the second overall pick.
Jon Daniels calls de Geus a “premium strike-thrower.”
Jeff Wilson says that the biggest Rule 5 news in terms of the Rangers is that they held on to flamethrower Alex Speas.
Next, the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a six-player deal that brings first baseman Nate Lowe and others to Texas in exchange for three lower-level prospects.
Levi Weaver breaks down the trade and takes a look at the recent trade history between the Rangers and the Rays.
Eric Longenhagen at FanGraphs says that the Rangers paid a steep price for Lowe.
Evan Grant says the Rangers finally seem to have a plan.
Behind the DMN paywall Sam Blum has a story on former Rangers’ GM and soon-to-be centenarian Eddie Robinson.
That’s all for this morning. Have a good day!