ARLINGTON, Texas New Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan has been a busy man lately.
Magadan, who was at Rangers Ballpark Wednesday, has tried to talk with as many players as he can. He's also meeting with some Thursday and plans to travel to the Dominican Republic to meet with others.
One thing he's finding out is that the offense feels accountable for the team's struggles down the stretch, which is one of the reasons Magadan was hired last month to replace Scott Coolbaugh.
"They led major-league baseball in runs scored last year but they all felt they left a lot on the table and they could have been better, especially towards the end of the year," Magadan said. "It's essential in our division. The pitching is outstanding in our division. You're not just going to bang the ball around the park and score a lot of runs every night. Those are guys you've got to have good approach, good about at-bats. It's got to be talked about a lot."
Magadan, who spent the last six seas...