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Leonys Martin

Randy Galloway: Rangers build for future with Hamels, but still have 2015 shot

The local jock kingdom talk-talk-talk at the moment is about championships, what with all the rampant football hype here in mid-August centered on the Cowboys, the TCU Frogs and, for me anyway, the Aledo Bearcats. But just as a reminder, and maybe even a request for a little show of respect, we've got a local baseball team headed for the stretch run of a long season, still in, yes, championship contention. Hey, man. The Rangers ain't dead yet. Even a forever hover around the .500 mark hasn't buried this bunch. The AL West title is still within reach. So is an AL wild-card spot in the playoffs. Of course, we are talking mediocrity here. Or better yet, we are talking about...