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Friday morning Clemens-mania

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Roger Clemens' visit to Surprise yesterday seems to have gotten everyone all atwitter...

Evan Grant has a piece on the Clemens visit, saying that it was "pure recruiting" but that the Rangers have the toughest early schedule of the four teams after Clemens, making it harder for them to get off to the fast start Clemens wants to see from whatever team he'll sign with.

Kat O'Brien has a similar item on the Clemens visit in the S-T, along with some notes on Rangers' players reactions to Clemens being there. Jennifer Floyd Engels, meanwhile, claims that the Rangers have a 50/50 shot of landing Clemens if he plays in 2006.

I think those odds are way, way too high...I'd put the chances of Clemens pitching in Texas at 1 in 10, at best. Which is why I've been brushing aside this Clemens hysteria...

Grant also hits on Phil Nevin and Kevin Mench being keys to the Rangers improving against lefties this year. I'd say that relying on Phil Nevin as a key to anything this year would be a bad plan, but he keeps homering, so maybe I should just be quiet...

There's also the news that the Rangers will honor the national championship Longhorn football team on Opening Day...

In Grant's report of yesterday's games, he also mentions that Laynce Nix didn't get the ball out of the outfield in 4 plate appearances yesterday. Nix still isn't ready to play in the field yet, and with Opening Day a little over three weeks away, it seems more and more likely that Nix is going to start the season in AAA.