Actual news.

In an offseason as dull as a Super Bowl halftime show, any news is news. And at least the Rangers have some news to report.

The Rangers have reached agreements with seven of the eight arbitration eligible players on the their roster.

Nathaniel Lowe, Dane Dunning, Jonah Heim, Leody Taveras, Jonathan Hernandez, Brock Burke, and Josh Sborz are all now under contract for next year.

The only player who has yet to reach agreement is Adolis Garcia. That doesn’t mean anything, really, only that both sides are exchanging numbers and they will probably come to an agreement.

Oh, and the Rangers signed a backup catcher to replace Austin Hedges. It’s Andrew Knizner. The twenty-eight-year-old right-handed-hitting Knizner has played parts of five seasons with the Cardinals. He sports a .216 lifetime batting average, with a career OPS+ of 73. Unspectacular offensively, but known for throwing out runners. Knizner is the very definition of backup catcher. Which kind of makes one wonder, what does this say about Sam Huff? Remember when he was a prospect? Now, he’s like the Crash Davis of the Rangers.

With the news that the Bally lawsuit court date has been pushed back yet another ten days to January 19, this about all there is to talk about in Rangersland.

You may resume your mid-winter hibernation.