Wednesday Morning Rangers Strikes

No, that race between Derek Holland and Elvis Andrus hasn't happened yet. I continue to hold out hope.

  • Gerry Fraley says that the addition of Yovani Gallardo vaults the Rangers up to "wild-card contender" status. His reasoning? They go from being a 78-win club to an 86-win club. If you're keeping track at home, that would make Gallardo worth an astounding 8 wins. Move over Clayton Kershaw, there's a new king of baseball.
  • T.R. Sullivan says that Robinson Chirinos enters camp as the starting catcher. No surprise there.
  • Because I wasn't on the ball yesterday, I missed posting this one up. Julio Franco, at 56, is apparently still not ready to give up baseball. Who can blame him?
  • Finally, if you're into this kind of thing, Baseball America posted up projected draft pools for 2015.