One of the advantages of being parked up on Turntable.fm is that you get a chance to sample a lot of new tunes ... like this one off Dela's "Atmosphere Airlines":
● Drew Davison talks about Mike Adams enjoying the setup role, but preferring to get a crack at closing. Evan Grant talks about some of the misconceptions around Neftali Feliz's performance this season, and notes that he has talked to a scout who believes that the reason why Feliz's breaking ball has become less effective and his fastball command has been diminished is because he has dropped down his arm slot slightly.
● Arthur Rhodes was placed on release waivers yesterday, and will become a free agent on Wednesday. On a tangentially related note, the Rangers are looking at needing to prune two of Omar Quantanilla, Taylor Teagarden, and Darren O'Day from their active roster to create room for Alexi Ogando (paternity leave) and Craig Gentry (concussion) on the active roster. O'Day is an obvious cut, but won't be sent back to Round Rock until Wednesday, as the Rangers want to give Scott Feldman's blistered thumb one more day to heal ... so, either Quantanilla or Teagarden go next, and though Andres Blanco is back from the disabled list, you do have to account for the fact that the Rangers are still missing Adrian Beltre, and thus a bit light on infield depth.
● Jeff Caplan asks whether Michael Young can reach 3,000 hits, and arrives at a rather obvious conclusion. Young has already moved on from 2,000 hits. Since this MLB.com headline says that he's still the same both before and after the milestone, however, I must assume that he has not yet mutated into half-lizard form and grown a tail. Rangers sixth-round pick Derek Fisher will not be signing, and will instead fulfill his commitment to the University of Virginia. First-rounder Kevin Matthews has been promoted from the Arizona Rookie League to short-season Spokane.