The Top Five Questions Facing the Texas Rangers in 2009

Patrick McClainContributor IFebruary 15, 2009

The Top Five Questions Facing the Texas Rangers in 2009

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 11:  Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers celebrates scoring a run with David Murphy #7 during action against the Chicago White Sox in the 6th inning on July 11, 2008 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martin

5: Will Omar Vizquel make the Rangers squad?

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:   Omar Vizquel #13 of the San Francisco Giants looks on as he runs home to score in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumen

4: Will Andruw Jones make the Rangers squad?

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25:  Andruw Jones #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on July 25, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

3: Will Hank Blalock stay healthy all season as a full-time DH?

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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 24:  Hank Blalock #9 of the Texas Rangers at bat against the Cleveland Indians on August 24, 2008 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2: How will the Rangers farm system impact their season?

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    SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait during spring training on February 24, 2008 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

1: How will hiring Mike Maddux impact the pitching staff?

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    CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: Coach Mike Maddux #36, pitcher Dave Bush #31 and catcher Jason Kendall #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers talk on the pitching mound during a time out against the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field on September 18, 2008 in Chicago, Il