A week from today the Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers will report to camp in Surprise.
The Rangers are hoping the spring leads to a fourth-consecutive trip to the postseason but they'll have their work cut out for them after an uneven offseason.
Texas general manager Jon Daniels talked with beat writers for nearly 40 minutes Tuesday about the state of the Rangers as they head to camp. Here are a few of his answers to questions.
You've said you're prepared to go to camp with team you have despite what's available on free-agent market. Is that still your position? "I'm never going to 100 percent close the door on everything. I think it's our job to stay open minded and see if there's a way to improve the team. We are fully prepared and expecting to go to camp with the team we've got right now."
How do you respond to those who've said you had a bad offseason? "A lot like people that give grades for the draft immediately afterwards or grade out the trade deadline on August 1...