According to Jeff Wilson, fans of both gritty hardhat wearing lunchpails and natural athletes who can jump out of the gym have reason to be concerned, with both Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus getting bitten by injury bug.
Gerry Fraley tells us that Mitch Moreland could open the season on the D.L., though according to Evan Grant the organization and Elvis say the rumors of his elbow's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
As a result, the Rangers fielded their friendly squad in ysterday's game against Milwaukee.
Drew Davison says that Martin Perez pitched better than you would guess from five runs on five hits in five innings.
Gil Lebreton thinks that one of the Rangers' relievers needs to step up and be C.J. Wilson without, you know, being so "C.J. Wilson."
T.R. Sullivan's notes column discusses Elvis Andrus' elbow, Michael Kirkman and Engel Beltre not coming through when the chips are down, and Colby Lewis and Yu Darvish throwing in minor league games to allow Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers to continue battling for a rotation spot.
Evan Grant thinks this spring hasn't done much to settle the doubts in Rangers fans' minds.
Gerry Fraley takes a look at the injury report and gets some quotes from Ron Washington.
Elvis Andrus has taken on a leadership role by being in charge of the clubhouse music but the thinks the job sucks.
Someone at ESPN had some thoughts about yesterdays game, including that Perez was better than his line and that Milwaukee's 2014 first base production will likely be bad enough that they'd long for the consistent mediocrity of a Mitch Moreland.
Richard Durrett takes a look at Yu Darvish as a fantasy player.
Evan Grant says that while it looked to a shellshocked Rangers fanbase like Alexi Ogando was pulled because of something physical, he says it was nothing and Grant thinks he'd just reached his pitch count.
Evan Grant puts on his predicting hat, which was the prototype from which this season's protective pitcher's caps were developed, and takes a look at the Rangers' 2014 roster.