Mar. 2, 2012; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus fields a throw during an intrasquad game on the practice fields at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
First, a minor site announcement...on the lefthand sidebar I have put up the offseason community prospect rankings, with links to the write-up I did of each player. I thought it would be useful to have that up.
Today is the Rangers' first real spring training game. Woo-hoo!!!
Jeff Wilson writes that, in a camp where almost every job is nailed down, Ron Washington's big concern is keeping everyone healthy.
T.R. Sullivan has a story on the Rangers' "top young arms" -- Martin Perez, Neil Ramirez, and Robbie Ross -- and notes how things have changed dramatically in the last few years, since they would have been the people in camp getting the most hype and attention a few years ago, whereas now they are in the shadows waiting their turn.
Tim Cowlishaw has a column about the expanded playoff system, and while most of it is behind the paywall, there is an excerpt up at the DMN blog.