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Good morning.

Evan Grant profiles new Rangers GM Chris Young heading into his first season of a difficult rebuild effort.

Spring training in Arizona has come to an end and Jeff Wilson ponders which side of the 66.5 Vegas over/under win total the Texas Rangers will land on in 2021.

Grant provides a month-by-month prediction for the Rangers and sees them finishing with 69 wins, which is nice I guess.

Wilson writes that the Rangers are hoping that mixing in a few veterans on the roster will help with the rebuild process in 2021.

Kennedi Landry writes that Matt Bush and Ian Kennedy will make up a few of those veterans after winning jobs in the Texas bullpen.

Wilson writes that Elvis Andrus will have plenty of time to let the trade that sent him away from Texas sink in as he won’t face off against the Rangers as a member of the Oakland A’s until late June.

Sam Blum writes that the Rangers are itching to hold various events and bring in as much revenue as they can from The Shed.

Wilson noted that stalwart Rougned Odor still hasn’t been guaranteed a spot on the Opening Day roster.

Grant writes that despite getting a bunch of looks at third base this spring, the Rangers still haven’t made a decision on keeping Odor.

Landry notes that Kohei Arihara is feeling ready to go after his first big league camp and Adolis Garcia is making a late push for a roster spot.

Jared Sandler and Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo discussed the 2021 MLB Draft which will probably be the most important day of the season for the Rangers.

And, lastly, the MLB dot com writers cooked up a bold prediction for each team with Isiah Kiner-Falefa utilizing bulletin board material for a feat for Texas.

Have a nice day!