The Texas Rangers enter 2012 spring training in Surprise, Ariz., with a blueprint for success not seen in the history of the franchise. After two straight World Series appearances, they are in full-fledged win-now mode.
The club's major acquisition was a big one: Japanese ace Yu Darvish will be wearing Ranger red and blue for the next six seasons. Aside from his arrival, not much has changed in the structure of the roster or lineup for the defending AL champs.
Competition for the last outfield and infield spots will be interesting, and the left-handed relief role is wide open.
Here's the way I expect the 25-man roster to look on Opening Day against the Chicago White Sox.