Drew Davison’s Surprise Five focuses on roster construction with an update on the utility infielder and backup catcher battles.
T.R. Sullivan writes that Jesse Chavez pitched three perfect innings against the Kansas City Royals last night to keep himself in the mix for a roster spot.
Evan Grant writes that if Matt Bush is bummed out about getting booted back to the bullpen, he’s not showing it.
Sullivan notes that Martin Perez pitched four innings in a minor league game to seemingly get himself back on track to open with the big league club instead of the disabled list.
Kevin Sherrington shares the four things the Rangers need to figure out with their pitching staff before Opening Day.
Starter Alex Cobb and closer Greg Holland are the best remaining free agents pitchers on the market and MLB dot com’s Matt Kelly thinks they’d fit well with Texas.
Grant writes that Rougned Odor has extra help from his uncle Rouglas, a coach in the Cleveland org.
Levi Weaver has an interesting profile on Roy Silver, the man who helped salvage Josh Hamilton and Matt Bush.
Obviously cursed by youth vampire Bartolo Colon, rotation hopeful Clayton Blackburn left his start yesterday with pain in his throwing elbow.
Among Sullivan’s notes from camp from yesterday is the faith that Mike Minor is still actually going to be a starter.
And, lastly, Weaver answered over 30 questions (36, in fact!) in his latest mailbag column which breaks the all-time record previously set by T.R. Sullivan who once had the fortitude to answer three questions from Texas Rangers fans in one sitting.
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