No matter the amount of off-season planning or on-field training performed in March, there are always lingering questions that will only be answered as the season unfolds.
A team can crunch the numbers, make all the right moves and target specific weaknesses to strengthen via training and drills. Yet baseball never works out as it does on paper, part of the endearing nature of the game that attracts fans year after year.
The Texas Rangers acquired a taste of success last year by progressing to their first World Series in franchise history, and are hungrier than ever to build on that and become a powerhouse in the American League.
Though they earned that success with a dynamic core of exciting talent, a bevy of promising young arms and the strong leadership of Nolan Ryan and his ownership group, each new season is a new adventure.
With Opening Day only a day away, lets look at a few of the most pressing questions facing the Rangers, as they dive headlong into their defense of the 2010 American League pennant.