Found March 17, 2013 on Hinton's Sports Highlights:

Key offseason additions- A.J. Pierzynski, Lance Berman, Joakim Soria Key offseason losses-Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Michael Young, Mike Adams, Koji Uehara, Ryan Dempster, Scott Feldman It’s hard to argue that Texas had a successful offseason, and it’s even harder to argue that they got better than they were last year. Everything from the bullpen to … Continue reading »

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