Merry Christmas Eve, everyone...
Yorvit Torrealba was involved in an unpleasant incident yesterday, in which he took a swing at the home plate umpire in a winter league game in Venezuela. The Rangers are reportedly "looking into it," although I doubt this will result in any sort of significant action from the team.
Lyle Spencer -- he of Jeff Mathis "27 outs" fame -- has a piece at mlb.com about the Rangers' winning the bidding on Yu Darvish, and how that impacts the Rangers' rivalry with the Angels.
Buster Olney's picks right now include the Rangers winning the A.L. West.
And T.R. Sullivan has a story up where he talks to Derek Holland about Christmas.