New Texas Rangers manager Buck Showalter makes the team much better. Problem is, he canít hit leadoff, play center field or pitch.
Who needs a pitcher when you don't have a catcher?
Gabe--Kapler, not Kotter--returns, but what does that mean for the Chad?
Even he admits he needs more seasoning, but Mike Lamb doesn't have to like it
Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.
Raphael Palmeiro is hurt. Johnny Oates is grumpy. Pudge Rodriguez is acting like a spoiled brat. Lee Stevens just wants to play baseball. Welcome to Texas Rangers spring training.
Or: Why The Fake Johnny Oates is better than the real thing
Todd Van Poppel doesn't have to be great anymore, just good enough
Luis Mayoral's job with the Rangers isn't all brown and white
Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?
Kevin Elster was through with baseball once, but it was not finished with him
For Jeff Frye, North Loop Dodge is a long way from Port Charlotte