Joakim Soria has 160 career saves at the major league level. Neftali Feliz has 74. Soria has a career 9.80 K/9 over 339 innings. Feliz has a mark of 8.79 over 210. Soria has a career 2.50 ERA. Feliz has one at 2.61. Soria’s career has survived two Tommy John surgeries while Feliz’, just one. And though he isn’t a fan of it, Soria has one of the best nicknames in baseball, the Mexecutioner. Does Feliz even have a nickname, let alone a cool one?

So when Soria took the mound for his Cactus League debut Sunday and put the White Sox down 1-2-3, you can imagine the pressure Feliz felt as the two are in direct competition for the Rangers closer job left vacant by the departure of Joe Nathan. Feliz may be younger and he may throw harder, but the pressure just may have gotten to him just a bit as he gave up two runs on three hits, including a home run to White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers. Advantage Soria, right?

Obviously, I’m speaking somewhat tongue and cheek here with the numbers –...

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