Valentine's Day Rangers Update

A friend of mine made this. Happy Valentine's Day.

It's fairly sparse out there today as far as news items go. I did get a Yu Darvish jersey in the mail yesterday, however. I'm feeling the love and am ready for baseball.

David Schoenfield has written an AL West positional ranking. The Rangers come out in front in nine of the 17 categories and topped the Angels by a score of 56 points to 53 points in the final tally. Read it and debate why the Rangers fall below the Angels in "Intangibles" or laugh about how Franklin Gutierrez is considered worse than Julio Borbon and company.

Jon Machota writes about Jurickson Profar's No. 4 ranking in Kevin Goldstein's Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects list. Machota also has a quote from Profar where he says he'd move positions if he needed to. But, of course, that's not going to be an issue for a long while yet.

Bryan Dolgin interviewed new senior director of player development Tim Purpura at ESPN Dallas. Purpura talks about the possibility of signing Roy Oswalt, Jon Daniels as a boss, and Martin Perez.

Gerry Fraley writes about Cincinnati Reds GM Walt Jocketty telling the Cincinnati Enquirer that he believes Roy Oswalt is still waiting for the Rangers to clear money so they can sign him.

David Moore and Rick Gosselin were on SportsDay On Air to discuss the possibility of signing Mike Napoli to an extension.

Here's Fraley attempting to decipher a Koji Uehara blog post on Uehara's website. Uehara mentions a mystery elbow issue from last season and is apparently "lonely" in America.

Finally, Richard Durrett continues his positional outlook series by examining the back of the Rangers' bullpen.

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