Spring Postcard: Rangers hoping to solve eternal pitching problems
That would make Elvis Andrus 20 years old, but the Rangers are so blown away by his defensive abilities and his speed that
Andrus' bat may take a little while, but he can really run (53 stolen bases in Class AA last year) and he has scouts buzzing about his defensive potential. The Rangers will not rule out the possibility that they will send him back to the minors for a little bit of seasoning, but that looks less and less likely. "He just looks like he belongs out there," one scout says. "Some guys have that look."
Jones is trying to win a spot in centerfield, while Byrd is trying to earn his way on the 25-man roster. So is Vizquel, and the Rangers are keeping their options open at shortstop. Also, three spots in the rotation are up for grabs.
It does look like hard throwing
Well, what else? Hitting. The Rangers scored 901 runs last year, and even with the loss of