Good morning. Pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in about 72 hours from now. That's pretty exciting.
T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers will be looking to forge a new identity in this post-World Series/Ron Washington era and after last season's disaster.
Jeff Wilson notes that Vegas is offering you a great opportunity to make some easy money by giving the Rangers a pretty low win/loss line (of 77 1/2) for the 2015 season.
Grant writes that the dire lack of innings from the starting rotation was one of the biggest reasons that the Rangers sank last year and one of the biggest reasons for hope this year, if the starters can stay relatively healthy.
Sports on Earth's Paul Casella writes about ten possible candidates for negative regression for the upcoming season. There are no Rangers on the list because all of the Rangers were dead in 2014.
Jason Giambi officially announced his retirement yesterday so we're only hours away from the Rangers hiring him to be Joey Gallo's personal dinger whisperer, right?
Lastly, even if Vegas is right, and the Rangers suck again in 2015, Baseball Prospectus ranks Texas' farm system 4th best in all of baseball so they won't be down for long.
Have a nice day.