There's no debating Boston and St. Louis on that front. Each club has won a pair of World Series titles in the last eight seasons. The Rangers are still searching for that ever elusive first World Series championship, but they are one of only two clubs—along with the Tampa Bay Rays—to win 90 or more games in the each of the last four seasons.
The rest of the league envies these organizations because they are able to maintain a winning club at the major league level while keeping very strong minor league systems intact.
Stocking and developing talent, especially of the international variety, has been a specialty of general manager Jon Daniels since he took office with the Rangers in 2006. Texas has had stronger systems in the past, and the organization has made some deals that have slightly strained the talent pool.
Matt Garza rings a bell.
But the Rangers' talent pool in the minors in 2014 is impressive once again. The infield talent and depth characterizes Texas' system. Many promising young outfielders are also starting to emerge.
Let's take a look at the Rangers' top 10 prospects at the start of this exciting new baseball season. To be clear, the ranking of these prospects reflects my own opinion.