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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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In a post-Rougie world

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Good morning.

Stefan Stevenson writes that fans were happy to see the Texas Rangers play at The Shed for the first time where they promptly watched the home team collect three singles and strike out 16 times in a shutout loss to the Brewers.

Meanwhile, just like with trusting individuals to display personal responsibility with a 100% capacity stadium, Sam Blum notes that the Rangers don’t have a formal plan in place for the players to be vaccinated.

Kennedi Landry’s season preview is all about the Rangers looking for growth from their players in 2021.

Evan Grant writes about the five questions that the Rangers will need to answer to have a successful rebuilding season.

One question that has already been answered is the perpetual Rougned Odor confoundment as Landry notes that the Rangers officially moved on yesterday.

Jeff Wilson writes that the writing was on the wall late in spring that Odor’s large contract would no longer save him a spot on the roster.

Landry writes that the Rangers were just filled with bummers yesterday as Jose Leclerc officially needs Tommy John surgery.

Wilson notes that while the Rangers got confirmation that Leclerc has a ulnar collateral ligament tear, they are still hoping that fellow reliever Jonathan Hernandez will avoid a similar fate.

Jared Sandler has a video update on the Odor divorce, Leclerc’s TJS, and how the rotation will shakeout.

Grant takes a look at the trio of amateurs who are emerging as the top tier of the 2021 MLB Draft class.

Jamey Newberg writes that the Rangers have an opportunity and a challenge to come away with the best prospect at No. 2 this summer.

Grant’s top Rangers prospect list is up to No. 4 where former first-rounder Cole Winn is primed for a breakout season.

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian finds a reason to be excited for each MLB team this season and for Texas it is, uh, well, GM Chris Young is tall!

Grant writes about the free agents that the team could be interested in when the Rangers are perhaps actually exciting again.

And, the MLB dot com writers have a big question for each team to answer in 2021 and for the Rangers, well, how much time do you have?

Have a nice day!