Wednesday a.m. Rangers stuff

No major league game yesterday, although there was a minor league game.

The consensus seems to be that the rotation is now set, and Jeff Wilson writes, in the S-T's notes today, that Brandon McCarthy could be on the trading block at this point.  McCarthy pitches today in the major league game, while Matt Harrison pitches in the minor league game, and having McCarthy in the major league game could be a way of showcasing him, since scouts would be more interested in seeing him perform against higher level players.  Or it could mean something else, or it could be nothing.

T.R. Sullivan has a story up about Scott Feldman, who pitched five innings in a minor league game yesterday. 

Keith Law has a blog post up with some observations on, among others, Martin Perez, Luis Sardinas, Carlos Pimentel, Ben Snyder, and the guy who has turned into the story of the minor league camp, Jorge Alfaro.

Anthony Andro writes that the Rangers are working on reducing their errors, something that was an issue last year even with the improved overall team defense.  Interestingly, they were tied with Seattle in fielding percentage, near the bottom of the league...Seattle and Texas were, overall, two of the better defensive teams in the league last year (Seattle was probably the best in baseball), which just goes to show how flawed fielding percentage is as a proxy for defense.

And Gil LeBreton writes that C.J. Wilson has earned a shot in the rotation this year.

 

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