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One week until Opening Day week

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Good morning.

Jeff Wilson writes that not a lot went well for the Texas Rangers in their two spring games on Sunday.

Kennedi Landry notes that both starters for the Rangers — Taylor Hearn and Kohei Arihara — struggled in their respective outings.

Evan Grant writes that one plus from recent days is winter addition Nate Lowe has finally started hitting.

Landry has another Opening Day roster prediction with the first game of the season in Kansas City just ten days away.

Grant notes that the Rangers are trying their darndest to find a spot for Eli White which is why they played him out at first base on Sunday.

Wilson takes a crack at answering fan questions about the Rangers which touches on Elvis Andrus’ departure, the clubhouse leadership void, and Rougned Odor’s third (fourth?) second chance.

Jared Sandler was Just Hangin’ with Joey Gallo for an insightful chat about the upcoming season.

Wilson writes that the Rangers had scouts at Vanderbilt over the weekend where Kumar Rocker K’d 14 in his start but was completely upstaged by teammate Jack Leiter who threw a 16 K no-hitter in his SEC debut. The Rangers, of course, will have the chance to select one of them — or maybe a local prep SS? — this summer with the No. 2 overall pick.

And, lastly, to shine a light on the rather dire situation that the Rangers find themselves in, Will Leitch names the current most indispensable player for each team and that’s not a fun exercise for Texas.

Have a nice day!