Monday Morning Manager…The 25-Man Roster
So now we know Michael Young will play third base. We know Elvis Andrus is the shortstop but the Rangers feel so strongly about having a backup plan that they want to sign Omar Vizquel.
So here could be the 25-man roster at this point.
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B Chris Davis
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
3B Michael Young
LF David Murphy
CF Josh Hamilton
RF Nelson Cruz
Bench: Taylor Teagarden, Omar Vizquel, Marlon Byrd and Frank Catalanotto
Rotation: Kevin Millwood, Vicente Padilla, Matt Harrison, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Feldman
Bullpen: Frank Francisco, C.J. Wilson, Joaquin Benoit, Josh Rupe, Warner Madrigal, Kason Gabbard, Dustin Nippert.
* Still think the Rangers will give Saltalamacchia first crack at the catcher’s spot.
* The Rangers would love to exchange Frank Catalanotto for a right-handed hitter.
* Vizquel forces Joaquin Arias and German Duran to play every day at Triple A. Not a bad thing. Max Ramirez will be there too,
* The Rangers were never interested in Freddy Garcia but still think they will add either Jason Jennings or somebody else for pitching depth.
* Still think Eric Hurley is the pitcher to watch in Spring Training and Kason Gabbard is better suited for the bullpen.
* Still think that the Rangers have to give Brandon McCarthy one more shot. But only one more.
1. Did the Rangers shortstop/third base situation with Michael Young ended up satisfactory for the club or was some damage still done.
2. Is adding Omar Vizquel a good move for the Rangers?
3. Is there anything else the Rangers need to do to their lineup.
4. Do you think the Rangers should go all-out for Ben Sheets?
5. Are you going to the banquet or FanFest?