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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Good morning.

Rob Manfred told Bob Nightengale that the plan is for a normal Spring Training start time and a full 162-game schedule which sounds great but, uh, that kind of confidence hasn’t been working out too well for the other sports leagues that tried for a new season immediately during a pandemic. We shall see.

Jeff Wilson has a few takeaways from the press conference that new Texas Rangers starter Kohei Arihara held to say goodbye to the Japanese media.

Levi Weaver writes that the Rangers are hoping that newly acquired first baseman Nate Lowe can lock down the job at a position that has been a black hole in Texas.

Kennedi Landry at mlb dot com has more on the Players Alliance’s mission from yesterday’s stop in Dallas where they weathered inclement weather.

Craig Edwards of Fangraphs notes that MLB won’t be making as much from ESPN on their next TV deal but you shouldn’t be crying for the league just yet.

And, Ken Rosenthal lays out why we won’t be able to watch the Rangers bully a new team from Austin or Portland or Nashville or Charlotte anytime soon.

Be well!