Good morning. There will be televised Texas Rangers baseball tonight.
Evan Grant writes that the Rangers will be trying to achieve a home field advantage in a bizarre season where they don’t even know their park yet.
Despite an ankle injury last week that could have sidelined him, Jeff Wilson writes that Robinson Chirinos is on track to be the Opening Day catcher for the Rangers.
T.R. Sullivan notes that Corey Kluber will soon make his Rangers debut. Remember when the Rangers acquired Corey Kluber like 47 years ago?
Grant writes that Brett Martin has been cleared to prepare for the season but his COVID-19 scare could have been much worse.
Over at Fangraphs, Dan Szymborski finally gets to an area that the 2020 Rangers should be good at in his positional power rankings for starting pitching.
Wilson writes that in a normal year, it would be crazy to consider prospect Leody Taveras for the roster but this isn’t a normal year.
Grant notes that something strange will happen at Globe Life Field tonight: Actual baseball competition.
Levi Weaver and the rest of the AL West beat writers over at The Athletic held a roundtable discussion to determine what to expect from the division in 2020.
MLB dot com’s Andrew Simon serves up an interesting fact for each team and the one for the Rangers is actually a positive thing concerning starting pitching.
And, finally, if the Rangers do eventually end up changing their name, Grant believes they might have already stumbled upon a winner.