Good morning, LSB.
After his scoreless 9th inning on Wednesday, which was his first big league action in five years, Evan Grant writes about Spencer Patton and the message behind his call-up.
Jamey Newberg says the Rangers could zig when everyone expects them to zag at the trade deadline, i.e. the Cole Hamels trade in 2015.
Jeff Wilson gives his thoughts on what the Rangers might do at #2.
MLB dot com’s Daniel Kramer notes a trend for each AL West team.
Pipeline lists a stacked minor league affiliate for all 30 Major League teams.
The Athletic has a very expansive piece up on Yu Darvish with quotes from Jon Daniels, Ron Washington, Derek Holland, and many many others.
Also on The Athletic is a ranking of the 30 greatest walk-up songs of all time. But there’s no Chacarron on that list so how can anyone take it seriously?
That’s all for this morning. The Rangers start up a west coast series against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers tonight at 9:10. Have a nice day.