This is Russell Wilson's franchise now.
Drew Davison writes that Super Bowl Champion quarterback Russell Wilson impressed the Rangers both on and off the field in his lone day of camp yesterday. Somewhere Tom House smiles.
Evan Grant writes that Wilson's day with the Rangers was far from a publicity stunt in the mold of spring training outings from the likes of Garth Brooks, Billy Crystal, or Kevin Costner.
You think putting Wilson's locker right next to Engel Beltre's was just a coincidence?
The clubhouse is ready for @DangeRussWilson to arrive at Spring Training. #RangersST pic.twitter.com/opcK30HoEt— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) March 3, 2014
(Answer: No. The Rangers wanted the team's best defender to show Wilson the ropes.)
Bob Nightengale has the feel-good national media perspective on Wilson's brief Spring Training. Who knows, though. Wilson left with his jersey. Maybe we're just a Profar flop and a Roogie trade away from that Elvis/Russ keystone combination.
For what it's worth, Wilson now has as many games in a Rangers uniform as Muggsy Bogues. Nevertheless, Richard Durrett notes that Wilson is never saying never to a second game.
MLB.com's Richard Justice has a bunch of quotes from GM Jon Daniels who feels as though the Rangers got their $12K's worth with Wilson.
A.J. Cassavell of the official site writes that Ron Washington and his players took note of Wilson's "winning approach" and preparation.
Durrett has more on Wilson's potential impact as a resource and winning role model for the younger players in camp.
The Rangers are going to win so many Super Bowls.
Grant thinks that he thought five things about the Rangers yesterday and has decided to generously share those thoughts with us today.
The Rangers also played a Spring Training game yesterday. Cassavell recaps yesterday's 6-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians while noting that, after Russell Wilson administered a pep talk to Colby Lewis' hip, Lewis saw his first Cactus League action in two years and pitched pain free.
Durrett reacts to the game while making note of Nick Tepesch's three-inning scoreless outing in Tepesch's spring debut.
Stefan Stevenson has more on Tepesch utilizing his changeup to become the first Ranger to toss three innings this spring.
Cassavell's notes tackle Lewis adjusting to his old man artificial hip, Shin-Soo Choo's recovery from "spring training arm," Jurickson Profar doing what Russell Wilson can't do at the plate, and other notes.
Stevenson helps you to get to know relief prospect Matt West as more than just that guy that obliterated that dude in a fight that Roogie started in the minors a few years back.
Lastly, a Twitter Service Announcement from Evan Grant - The People's Ranger Correspondent: EG wanted us to let you folks know that he's ditching those pesky Sulia links on his twitter so that all of his tweeted links will send you directly to the DMN website from now on.