Good morning, LSB.
The Gallo-less, Gibson-less Rangers lost to the Mariners last night, the team’s 14th loss in their last 15 games.
Kennedi Landry’s game story notes that the Rangers are hitting home runs, at least.
The DMN’s Joseph Hoyt focuses on a silver lining as well, writing about pitcher Jharel Cotton’s first appearance in the bigs since 2017.
In case you somehow missed it, the Rangers traded Kyle Gibson, Ian Kennedy and Hans Crouse to the Phillies yesterday for pitching prospect Spencer Howard and two others.
Joseph Hoyt looks specifically at the return the Rangers got back from Philadelphia.
Evan Grant’s story on the trade features quotes from Jon Daniels, who says the Rangers improved their long-term, and from Chris Woodward, who sounds like he hasn’t enjoyed the past few days.
Levi Weaver writes about the trade as well and then touches on what the next two months of baseball might look like in Arlington. Yeesh.
Kevin Sherrington ponders what might have been if the Rangers had started their tear-down at the same point of their timeline that the Cubs apparently have.
Aaaaaaand Chris Woodward says some nice things about Andy Ibanez. End on a high note.
The Rangers continue their series with the Mariners tonight at 6:10 with lefty Taylor Hearn on the bump for Texas. Have a nice weekend!