There hasn't been much reason for celebration in Texas this season, with the Rangers roster decimated by an absurd number of major injuries and the hopes of a return to playoff baseball after a year's absence all but gone.
It's been the kind of season that affords a team that's expected to contend on a yearly basis the unique opportunity to rebuild on the fly, which is what general manager Jon Daniels seems to be focused on doing.
Texas has been in a similar situation before, as Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News recently noted:
The last time the Rangers were in this situation — 2007 — they turned cornerstone Mark Teixeira into a franchise-overhauling deal that brought them Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz and Matt Harrison. And they turned closer Eric Gagne into David Murphy. All four players became significant pieces in back-to-back World Series runs.
Things are going to get hectic as the trade deadline draws near, and Bleacher Report is here to make sure you don't miss any Rangers-related news that the rumor mill spits out over the next month.
Keep it here for the most up-to-the-minute rumblings about the Rangers, along with analysis and everything else that comes with it. While the post date will always show as July 1, simply click to the next slide to see the latest about the Rangers as they turn their eye toward a return to relevance in 2015.