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We’re 5 days away from pitchers & catchers reporting to Surprise, AZ and hopefully some real reporting on the 2013 Texas Rangers. Until then, a five question pop quiz:
1) Who will be the surprise of Surprise and win a 25-man spot?2) Who has the best spring triple slash: Borbon, Butler, Solarte, Snyder or Aaron Cunningham?3) Name your starting 5 rotation4) How do you see the Profar & Olt situations shaking out?5) Over/Under on number of #Leadership stories post-MY (7.5)
Is that your best Joey Matchesalot impression? Let's take a sophmoric quiz?
I forgot to ask-is there kettle corn involved? If so please disregard my 1st post.
1. Leury Garcia
2. Yangervis Solarte
3. Yu Darvish Matt Harrison Derek Holland Alexi Ogando Justin Grimm
4. Profar plays SS at AAA for most of 2013. Elvis traded next offseason. Profar plays SS for Texas next season. Olt plays 1B while Moreland is in right (assuming Nelly suspension) unless Beltre is hit with the injury bug. Moreland traded next offseason. Olt plays full-time 1B for Texas next season. Here's to hoping the Elvis trade nets us some top level prospects (particularly in the OF)
5. I'll take the over. Mainly involving Kinsler, Andrus, and Beltre. Kinsler will shake things up with at least one dumb comment this spring.
1) Leury Garcia2) Butler3) Darvish, Harrison, ogando, Holland, Perez4) Profar stays, Elvis gets traded after refusing to sign an extension with JD. Olt stays in AAA unless Moreland can't hack it or JD gets a offer he can't refuse. 5) over
1. Borbon -- mainly as a somewhat utility/body on the bench, but will make a egregious error within weeks and will be sent back to AAA2. Borbon -- only way he qualifies for answer 1.3.Harrison -- Darvish is the ace, but Harry starts Opening Day Darvish Lohse Ogando Holland4. Elvis and Olt get traded, Profar will become fulltime SS5. Over, but in an odd twist theyll all be aimed at Wash's inability to make the right in game decisions.
1. Profar - not a surprise that he'd have a good spring, but surprise that he ends up on the opening day 25.
2. Yangervis Solarte (best first name in baseball)
3. Darvish, Harrison, Holland, Ogando, Perez
4. Profar gets 15 PAs a week playing 2b/SS to speell Elvis and Kinsler. Nelly's supsended for 50 games, Olt gets plugged in to play some RF and a lot of 1b when Moreland's in right. Olt ends up having a big first half and becomes big trade bait at the deadline.
^^^I spelled spell wrong - HA
1. Jeff Beliveau2. Borbon3. Darvish, Harrison, Holland, Ogando, Ross4. Both Olt and Profar make big league club. Both get sent down once FO realizes they sit on the bench every day. Garcia comes up to take Profar's utility role.5. How often does Evan Grant put something in print?
1) Roman Mendez
2) Brandon Snyder, but he still starts at AAA
3) Darvish, Harrison, Ogando, Holland, Grimm
4) Olt makes the opening day roster and gets about 15 PAs a week platooning with Mitch Moreland, and giving Berkman and Beltre an occasional day off. Profar starts in AAA and is called up when any of Beltre, Andrus, Berkman, Olt or Kinsler hits the DL.
5) Under. The burning Rangers question in the minds of most reporters is their talent, not leadership. A majority of articles will be focused on "did the Rangers do enough this offseason?"
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