Five Things to Take Away from Rangers' Opening Weekend

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Five Things to Take Away from Rangers' Opening Weekend
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Texas got off to a good start in defending their AL Pennant, taking two out of three from the White Sox.

No question, it's way too early in the new baseball season to make any assumptions about any team.

But one team that will have the national microscope around them this year, are the two-time defending American League Champions, the Texas Rangers.

Texas took two out of three over the weekend from the Chicago White Sox and their new manager Robin Ventura, as they begin their quest for a third straight trip to the World Series, hopefully bringing home that other trophy that eluded their grasps last season.

For a 162-game season, the opening three-game stretch for almost all teams doesn't mean anything except to signify the beginning of a new season. But to most people, these early games might signify something out of the ordinary that needs to be changed.

Behind great pitching, defense and offense once again showing up when needed, the Rangers are off to a good start, but the bigger questions for this team haven't even come up yet. Those will be answered this week when Neftali Feliz and Yu Darvish take the mound as starters for the first time in Texas.

But as we close out this chapter of opening weekend in Major League Baseball, here are five things that stood out from the back-to-back AL Champs from their first three games.

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