Texas Rangers

Don't Look Now: Transition

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:   American League All-Star Michael Young of the Texas Rangers looks on against the National League All-Stars during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jon BentonContributor IAugust 8, 2009

Don't look now, but for all of you who are saying the Red Sox and Yankees, whoever doesn't capture the crown will win Wild Card, isn't a very safe bet. The Texas Rangers are surging lately. They stand only one game back of the BoSox.

The Rangers have the formula to success. Millwood and Holland have been pitching great, along with breakout seasons by Nellie Cruz and Marlon Byrd. Also, Salty, Andruw, Blalock, Kinsler, and Murphy have been good too.

Even though Kinz is on the DL, Hamilton is having a bad year, and Davis is in the minors, they are still pitching nice. They started out red hot, but, seriously, none of us expected the Rangers to be this good.

If you think this is good, wait until the future. Their core, Kinz, Young, and Hamilton, are still young, and Andrus, Feliz, Salty, and prospects like Smoak point to a great future. Now if only Matt Harrison could get healthy.

In a side note, the Yankees overtook the Dodgers for best record in the league.

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