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Evan Grant says Ben Broussard will be playing against lefties and righties this season, after being just a platoon player for most of his career. Broussard says that playing every day should help him get into (and stay in a groove).

That may be so. However, with Hank Blalock, Josh Hamilton, and Ben Broussard in the lineup every day, plus David Murphy as the 4th outfielder, this team could be pretty weak offensively against lefthanders.

Randy Galloway has a rambling column today, saying that the Rangers need wins now rather than prospects down the road, but then says "The Plan" is good, but then says they probably won't stick to it and Tom Hicks will change his mind and besides, Jon Daniels probably isn't a good enough g.m. to make it work anyway (and Nolan may fire Daniels soon enough)...

One of the things Galloway carps about, interestingly enough, is the Adam Eaton/Chris Young trade...

But it seems to me that if you are going to kill a g.m. for making a bad trade, shouldn't you at least acknowledge it if you thought it was a great trade at the time? Someone should email Randy and ask about that...

Anthony Andro has a way too optimistic story about Marlon Byrd, saying Byrd is still "working to become a star" and suggesting that Matt Kata could become the answer to a trivia question down the road, since he was the person who beat out Byrd for the last spot on the roster in 2007...

I think Byrd will be back to 4th outfielder duties by July...and I'm not sure why he would be ahead of David Murphy in the pecking order anyway...

And in the spring notes, German Duran talks about touring the Texas League and Ben Broussard talks guitarists.