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Spring training is over.  The season starts on Monday.  Yay!

Ron Washington is still deciding on what the rotation is going to be.  Millwood, Padilla, and Harrison will be 1-2-5, but while Washington wants McCarthy in the #4 spot, so he'll match up against other team's #4 starters, the 4th start of this season will be the Tigers' home opener, and Washington apparently wants the more experienced Benson to pitch that game.

Personally, I think that after the first week or two, teams rotations end up switching around because of off-days and the like, so I don't know that the #3 starter is really going to face the other team's #3 starter any more than he'd face the other team's #4 starter, but nevertheless...

Washington also says that Andruw Jones will hit cleanup when he's in the lineup.  Not sure why a guy who has been terrible the past two seasons, and isn't good enough to be an everyday player should be locked into the #4 hole when he is playing, but hey, what do I know...

Jeff Wilson has a story on the comebacks of Benson and Jones, and their attempts to resurrect their careers here in Texas.

Jim Reeves has a column on Michael Young's transition to third base.

Gil LeBreton says fantasy baseball is stupid.

Jean-Jacques Taylor says that releasing Frank Catalanotto shows that Tom Hicks is serious about winning, because it is hurting his bottom line to do that.  I don't think that makes any sense.  J-JT also seems to be a big Andruw Jones fan.

T.R. Sullivan has some bloggy notes up.