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I personally guarantee this series will go better: TEX v DET 7/19-22

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where do you put the odds we finish with the worst record?
We still have 4 games left against Arizona so that increases our odds. We have a pretty rough schedule the rest of the way except for those games against Arizona and 4 games against Baltimore. Then there is also a 3 game series against Colorado. Other than those 11 games the easiest opponent record wise is the Angels and they are only 2 games below .500.
 

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HR from former whipping boy who at least had swagger
That swagger/arrogance is most likely what keeps from making necessary adjustments.
 

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HR from former whipping boy who at least had swagger

big stink goes all out to produce big bombs and the rest of his game suffers because of it. That’s why I couldn’t wait for the rangers to get rid of him. At least Gallo walks a lot and is a great fielder to offset the strike outs. Odor doesn’t have any saving grace to offset the selfish approach he has.
 

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big stink goes all out to produce big bombs and the rest of his game suffers because of it. That’s why I couldn’t wait for the rangers to get rid of him. At least Gallo walks a lot and is a great fielder to offset the strike outs. Odor doesn’t have any saving grace to offset the selfish approach he has.

the bad man can't hurt you anymore
 

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Noon game today, gents
 

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From Jeff Wilson.

Minor-leaguers are coming to the Texas Rangers’ roster, president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said Wednesday. A few could be days away, while what happens at the June 30 trade deadline will dictate when others arrive.

Triple A Round Rock first baseman Curtis Terry is expected to be first up. He has slumped some in July, but is still hitting .292 this season with 17 home runs and a .950 OPS.

There are opportunities for him to get regular at-bats at first base and designated hitter. A right-handed hitter, Terry could wiggle into platoons with Nathaniel Lowe and David Dahl.
 

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More from Jeff Wilson.

The Rangers might also have to option young players on the roster back to the minors to create spots on the 26-man roster. Demarcus Evans and Andy Ibanez come to mind.

And, yes, players who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can be promoted directly from Double A, a change to an early-season MLB policy. Daniels said the Rangers considered calling up multiple minor-league starters, presumably some at Double A, to make a spot start last weekend.

The Rangers should not promote Double A right-handers Cole Winn, Hans Crouse, A.J. Alexy and Yerry Rodriguez, or left-handers Jake Latz and Cole Ragans to the majors. Triple A? Fine. Alexy and Rodriguez are on the 40-man roster, however.

And so is Sam Huff, the team’s No. 2 prospect who was just assigned to Frisco after a having knee surgery in April. Top prospect Josh Jung is not on the 40-man roster.

The influx of players from the minors, though, is coming. Soon.
 

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Still more from Jeff Wilson.

Don’t be surprised if the Rangers acquire help at the deadline — help for 2022 and beyond.

Daniels said the Rangers have been discussing “baseball deals” that could help the Rangers take care of some of their offseason work.

The farm system, buoyed by the draft and the international signing class and likely to see a talent infusion at the deadline from trades from the big-league roster, has more quality depth than it has had in years.

The Rangers can’t go crazy trading away prospects, but can deal from it as they did in December in acquiring Nathaniel Lowe. (Lowe, by the way, is called Nathaniel by everyone he knows outside of baseball. He never made a stink about it, but his mom did in a tweet earlier this month on his birthday. Hence, he’s now Nathaniel).

Their most famous buy while in selling mode came in 2015 as they acquired left-hander Cole Hamels for a handful of prospects and injured lefty Matt Harrison. The Hamels trade was made with an eye on 2016, when Yu Darvish would be returning from Tommy John surgery, and 2017, when Hamels and Darvish would be ready for a full season.

Hamels ended up leading the Rangers to the division title in 2015, and the Hamels-Darvish plan helped provide another AL West crown in 2016. They pitched poorly in the division series against Toronto, though.

That type of move would be a shocker. A Lowe-esque move, though, won’t be.
 

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I loved the Hamels deal then, and now.
 

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Every now and then a blind hog finds an acorn

I give the FO credit, they made a lot of trades last decade attempting to make the team better. Varying degrees of success, but that's the nature of the game.
 

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To bring these kids up they will have to clear 40-man roster spots which means some trades are in the works or the Rangers plan on DFA’ing some.

right now we have 47(7)on the 60-day IL so that would entail clear 3 or 4 spots now and then at the end of the season possibly as many as 10 or 11 spots
 
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They could move Calhoun to the 60-day IL but that just adds one spot
 

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Early mock: 2022's Top 20 Draft prospects

3. Rangers: Jacob Berry, 3B, Louisiana State

After a very strong freshman year at Arizona, where the corner infielder hit .352/.439/.676 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs in 63 games, Berry is heading to LSU, following coach Jay Johnson there. He’s a switch-hitter who has the chance to hit for average and power and be a true run producer at the next level, one who has continued to hit well for USA Baseball this summer.
 
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