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    Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with his team after hitting the game winning walk-off homerun against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 25, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Uninspired by the Rangers’ non-moves this Winter? You’ve got company.

    As in, Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t believe in them either.

    Three years ago just one strike from winning the World Series, the Rangers – according to the experts who build palatial hotels via their knowledge – now have better chances to win it all in 2015 over only the Phillies, Twins, Astros, Rockies, Diamondbacks and Rays.

    The Rangers were 33/1 immediately after the season, but have dipped to 40/1 due to their absence of significant off-season moves. It’s official, the Cubs (12/1) have a much better chance of winning the 2015 World Series than the Rangers.

    In a related story, tickets for Rangers’ Spring Training games in Surprise, Arizona went on sale this morning. Get ‘em while they’re, um, hot?

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.