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Thursday morning Rangers stuff

First for-real spring training game is today, with Rich Harden set to get the start

Jeff Wilson has a story on Elvis Andrus, looking at where he was last spring and where he is now.  The knock on Elvis for as long as he's been in the organization is that he sometimes lets his attention wander, and after two errors in the first two intrasquad games, Ron Washington says that they have to work with him on keeping his focus.

Nolan Ryan said yesterday he expects 92 wins from the Rangers this year.  That's an aggressive goal, but one that is certainly attainable, and after winning 87 games in 2009, I wouldn't expect anyone in the organization to predict anything less than 87.

Ron Washington says that Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden are "dead even" in the race for the starting catching job right now, even though Salty is starting the season opener.

Evan Grant has a story up on the Rangers' expectations for Julio Borbon this year.  It is interesting to me that a guy who came up in the organization as a defensive whiz, but with questions about his bat, seems to be generating more confidence with his bat than with his glove right now.  The consensus seems to be that he'll hit well enough, but folks are wondering about his fielding in center.

T.R. Sullivan has a story on Ian Kinsler that focuses on Kinsler's fascination with Jackie Robinson.

Sullivan also has some blog notes up, in which he mentions that Neftali Feliz has not been throwing well so far.

Ben Rogers breaks down who he thinks the most indispensable Rangers are this season.

Richard Durrett's positional breakdown for the Rangers takes a look at the manager today.