Good morning. Yesterday Punxsutawney Phil apparently saw his shadow which purportedly proves that we're in for six more weeks of winter. That's silly. We all know we're less than three weeks away from spring.
T.R. Sullivan writes about the man that Odor usurped as the second baseman of the future as the Rangers plan to take it slow with Jurickson Profar this spring.
Jeff Wilson writes that penny pinching has put Ryan Rua in position to be the every day left fielder in 2015 with Michael Choice, Jake Smolinski, and Mitch Moreland looking to elbow him out of the way.
WFAA Sports' George Riba looks toward the beginning of the Jeff Banister era as the new skipper gets acclimated to the area.
Richard Justice picks one player who will be the difference-maker for every team in 2015. He chooses Prince Fielder for the Rangers and it's hard to argue with him. Either Prince is pretty good again and the Rangers play for something or he isn't and we look forward to Joey Gallo and the Frisco Gang.
Wilson notes that when Russell Wilson arrives at Surprise this year, his new message after losing the Super Bowl will be one of accountability.
Lastly, if you're squeamish you should not read this article from Sullivan about Matt Harrison wishing he could pull a Groundhog Day and get another crack at 2011's Game 7. Harrison basically confirms what we already knew at the time: He saw Albert Pujols and couldn't stop pooping himself.
Have a good day.