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2014 Rangers Team Preview: Heavy Artillery In Arlington

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Jason Brown writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

2014 Texas Rangers Team Preview

For the second straight season, a late collapse kept Texas out of the playoffs despite a healthy lead in the division for most of the year. The offense struggled to score runs following the departures of Mike Napoli and Josh Hamilton in the prior offseason, and a 50-game suspension handed down to Nelson Cruz proved to be too much for Texas to overcome.

This offseason was far from quiet, as the Rangers dealt from an area of strength in shipping Ian Kinsler to Detroit for Prince Fielder, signed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and added Michael Choice to the outfield mix in exchange for Craig Gentry. JP Arencibia was also brought in via free agency after being non-tendered by Toronto to provide some depth at catcher behind Geovany Soto.

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