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Friday morning Rangers news and links

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, folks...

Jeff Banister had his first team meeting yesterday with his players, and his message was, "Why not us?"

Banister's talk to his players got praise from veteran Ryan Ludwick.

Gerry Fraley has a story on Banister's optimism for 2015.

Phil Rogers has a piece on Prince Fielder being happy and healthy this spring.

Anthony Andro writes about Michael Young taking on a new role this spring.

The S-T has a story on Young working with the minor leaguers, including an anecdote where he talks to Michael De Leon about looking for particular pitches.

The Rangers are being cautious with Mitch Moreland and Shin-Soo Choo, both of whom are coming off of surgery.

Ryan Ludwick says he is healthy for the first time since the start of the 2013 season.

Keith Whitmire writes about the Frisco Roughriders embracing a Teddy Roosevelt theme.

The DMN has a story on the new look for the Roughriders, including images of the new uniforms.

Evan Grant writes that Josh Hamilton's personal struggles, and his need to get his life together, are more important than the baseball impact of a possible suspension for Hamilton.

The S-T has quotes from Elvis Andrus and Michael Young about Josh Hamilton's reported relapse.

Sullivan's notes talk about Shawn Tolleson, Tanner Scheppers, Michael Kirkman, the upcoming intrasquad game, and the upgrades to Frisco's ballpark.