For the Texas Rangers, the focus is on who stayed in town, rather than who left.
At least, that's the approach they're trying to take.
There have been some big changes in the Texas lineup since not winning a game last October, particularly the departure of five-time All-Star and former AL MVP Josh Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels. Also gone are Michael Young, the franchise's career hits leader who had been the longest-tenured Ranger, and slugging catcher Mike Napoli.
And questions still linger about Hall of Fame pitcher and CEO Nolan Ryan's future with the team.
The Rangers do seem set with their rotation, for this season and beyond, even after their failed offseason pursuit of top free agent Zack Greinke.
That is a far cry from the team whose ritual each spring not too long ago was trying to cobble together starters.
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