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For possibly the first time in our lifetimes, the Rangers have won consecutive games. If you don't look at the pitcher stats, it feels real nice.

T.R. Sullivan recaps a 14-8 victory where the Rangers hit a bunch of home runs to back Yu Darvish who spent the day working on his off-speed stuff.

Jeff Wilson summarizes Darvish's spring as the right-hander feels more comfortable with working on his pitches rather than trying to impress in meaningless games.

Gerry Fraley tries to scare you by writing that Darvish is still working on his delivery with only two weeks to go until Opening Day.

And, after all that, ESPN's David Schoenfield writes that Darvish is his 2014 American League Cy Young favorite.

Evan Grant reports that even though the readings from the radar gun said Neftali Feliz was still missing 5 or more MPH on his fastball, Ron Washington said it sounded faster to his ears. So, Neffy is passing the Wash ear test.

Patrick Despain writes about the tough decision (or, choice) that the Rangers have to make about Michael Choice after Choice has been the star of camp.

Fraley writes that there's a short and stocky former Hall of Fame old teammate that Ron Washington thinks of when he watches Choice.

Anthony Andro ranks the third basemen of the American League West with Adrian Beltre rightfully coming out on top because Josh Donaldson is in for some Darin Erstad-esque regression.

Sullivan provides ten things to watch from the minor league system this season. (Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro.)

Gil LeBreton shrugs off the lukewarm spring that Shin-Soo Choo is having and sings the praises of his ability to transform the lineup from the lead-off spot.

Sullivan's Notebook covers Jurickson Profar itching to make his debut in the field and a bunch of items on participants for spots in the bullpen.

Lastly, Wilson writes about Shawn Tolleson hoping to make the team after failing at his first job of convincing his friend Clayton Kershaw to come home to Texas.