Pitching staff has depth, experience

As spring training arrives, Maddux system is in place and rotation is mostly set

Updated: February 19, 2010, 10:54 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels walked into a meeting with his baseball staff Wednesday and quickly summarized why the entire club seems to have a renewed sense of excitement as spring training begins.

"We're preparing a team now, not picking a team," Daniels told them.

That's new territory for the Rangers. Sure, there are a few positions with some question marks. But for the most part, the Rangers didn't arrive in Surprise needing a few surprise performances ...

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