Grey: Webb's velocity down, Hunter strong
* He clocked Brandon Webb at 78 to 81 mph today in Webb's first two innings (Grey had to check out another game and didn't see the third inning). Grey briefly talked to Webb after the game was over and he said he still feels there's more in the arm.
It's worth noting that Webb felt the third inning was better than the first two and Grey didn't see that inning.
"It went OK," Webb said via text. "I don't know about the velo, but I felt like the third inning was the best. And that's kind of how it's been. The longer I go, the better I am."
* Webb was encouraged that his command and movement continue to be good in Arizona.
* Webb said the plan is for him to throw four innings in an extended spring game on Thursday. It's clear he still has a long way to go before he's ready to return.
"Velocity is important, but the biggest thing right now is for Brandon to feel comfortable out there and trust letting it go," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "There's a mental hurdle a lot of times when someone comes back from a surgery. Hopefully the velo follows. If and when it does, we'll look at the next steps."
* Grey watched Tommy Hunter throw and said he's ready to head off to a minor league game and keep building up the pitch count. Grey said Hunter threw all his pitches and was particularly strong with the cutter. He was 91 to 94 mph all day and looked solid.
Hunter said via text that he feels good and is ready to go.
Just thought I'd pass it along (and thanks to Jason for sharing it with us).
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.