Texas Rangers: Projecting the 2013 Batting Order

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Texas Rangers: Projecting the 2013 Batting Order
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Josh Hamilton has left the Texas Rangers for a big contract and the limelight of Hollywood. There is a huge void in the middle of the Rangers lineup,  now that Hamilton is with the division rival Angels.

The additional loss of Michael Young to the Phillies and Mike Napoli apparently leaving to Red Sox, manager Ron Washington has the difficult task of making out a lineup card with a lot of missing pieces.

Michael Young was "Mr. Ranger", spending his last 13 years in Texas. Josh Hamilton was the number three hitter, and Mike Napoli provided a lot of power from the catcher and designated hitter positions.

The Texas Rangers offense has taken a major hit so far this offseason. They lost one of the best hitters in the game, and have not even remotely come close to replacing him. Texas still has some talented players on their roster. So let's take a look at a possible lineup that makes sense for the Rangers come opening day in 2013. 

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