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Ex-Angels thriving for Rangers

Guerrero, Molina, Oliver, O'Day helping Texas to potential title in AL West

Updated: July 25, 2010, 1:16 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em?

That's been a terrible recipe for building baseball teams in the past. For years, aspiring teams gobbled up fading stars from powerhouses like the New York Yankees and overpaid them in their declining years. The Los Angeles Angels were one of those teams. Remember Reggie Jackson?

OK, how about Hideki Matsui?

So, when the Texas Rangers signed ex-Angels Vladimir Guerrero, 35, and Darren Oliver, 39 last winter, they looked like ...

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