The Sunday Read: Rangers Opening Day roster projection 3.0
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Spring training will have ended next Sunday and the Rangers will be enjoying a mandatory off day in Texas.
The Opening Day roster, just judging by the way things of gone the past handful of years, might not be set. It might not be set until after the two exhibition games March 27-28.
But things are different than in the past, with general manager Chris Young fully in charge. He’s a former player and might want to let everyone know their fate ASAP so that they can get on with the next step. The Rangers, though, might also wait as long as they can in order to give anyone dealing with aches and pains as long as they need to get ready.
Though their Cactus League record doesn’t show it, the Rangers are in good shape with a week to go.
They have stayed mostly healthy and have seen the rotation’s health improve. The lineup regulars have been productive, and the early results indicate that they are playing better defensively. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some things to clean up, though.
Most important, confidence is sky high.
Only a few roster spots are undecided at this point. Here’s the Rangers Today’s third attempt at deciding them.