Mulling the pitching
Used to watch the Wacky Races on Saturday morning – you remember Rufus Ruffcut and Sawtooth in the Buzzwagon don’t you? – but now review the Rangers pitching
1. Mike Maddux wants to keep his five starters in order through April and not skip anybody
2. Ron Washington wants a rotation where his bottom two starters – Matt Harrison and Scott Feldman – are matched up against the bottom two on other teams.
3. Washington said Kris Benson still has a shot for the rotation. People still seem to kick around the idea of Scott Feldman in the bullpen.
4. Josh Rupe was much better Friday night against the Brewers with a three-groundball inning. He moved to the first base side of the rubber and it seemed to make a big difference.
5. Seems Washington really wants Derrick Turnbow to make this bullpen. The Rangers are going to take a hard look at him in the next few days.
6. Derek Holland and Neftali Feliz are still here although everybody keeps saying they won’t be come Opening Day.
7. Camp seems split on whether to try Jason Jennings in the rotation or the bullpen.
8. Seems like Tommy Hunter and Dustin Nippert are bound for the disabled list to start the season.