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Thursday Morning Links

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With Robinson Chirinos likely the starting catcher in 2015, T.R. Sullivan explores all of the exciting possibilities for his backup.  Free agent possibilities include One-Man-Five-Tools and Geovany Soto, if either of those names tickles your nethers.

Evan Grant names Nick Williams his number six prospect, and says he's got tools coming out the ying-yang but has problems with strikeouts, if you can believe it.

Evan also says that Elvis Andrus and some of his teammates are wearing masks on their faces because ballplayers are well known for their adherence to performance aids that are grounded in scientific reality and not totally stupid hoakum like Phiten necklaces.

The Rangers are scouting Johan Santana's start in Venezuela after realizing that Johan Santana is now old enough to be 2015's Roy Oswalt.

The Rangers will continue to be the Uber of MLB in 2015, implementing surge pricing for tickets for the second year.

Toronto has claimed Matt West off waivers, because the new market inefficiency is mullets.

Gerry Fraley looks at a stretch of games in June where the Rangers will be racking up frequent flyer miles.

Evan Grant names Nomar Mazara his number five prospect.

And finally, here's a summary of a study that suggests that vestigial viral DNA is part of what makes the human brain the human brain.