Friday a.m. Rangers things

ARLINGTON TX - OCTOBER 14: Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers looks on during their workout session on October 14 2010 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Game 1 of the ALCS tonight.  C.J. Wilson versus C.C. Sabathia.  The Rangers, breaking new ground...

A couple of moves on the ALCS roster...the Rangers have added both Michael Kirkman and Clay Rapada to the playoff roster, and removed Esteban German and Dustin Nippert.

Anthony Andro writes that Wilson starting Game 1 of the ALCS is the continuation of a dream season for him.

Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers are looking forward to taking on the Yankees and exorcising some of this franchise's playoff demons.

Evan Grant writes about the Rangers facing Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, whom he identifies as being hallmarks of one of the worst stretches in team history.

Kevin Sherrington writes about C.J. Wilson's season and how unlikely his journey here has been.

David Casstevens talks to some former Rangers

Tim Cowlishaw does a position-by-position comparison of the Yankees and Rangers, and concludes that the Rangers win in 7.

Randy Galloway has some random thoughts and comments about the LCS, including picking the Yankees in 6.

Tracy Ringolsby, at Fox Sports, has a thumbnail sketch of the bad history of the Rangers.

Andro's notes talk about Jon Daniels and Cliff Lee possibly being in New York next year being hot topics of conversation among the New York media, and the catching situation for the Rangers in the LCS.

Barry Horn talks to Ernie Johnson about doing the ALCS on TBS.


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