Olney puts Rangers bullpen in top-10

December, 27, 2011
12/27/11
2:56
PM CT
ESPN.com's Buster Olney continues his rankings heading into 2012 today and looks at the bullpens. He lists the Rangers as tied for tenth. Here's what he says:
10a. Texas Rangers
They've got a lot of great pieces and this could be a special group, depending on how a few things shake out:
A. Can Joe Nathan get back to being a frontline closer, as he takes over for Neftali Feliz?
B. Can Koji Uehara bounce back, after pitching terribly for the Rangers following a midseason trade?
C. Will the Rangers add another bullpen piece -- perhaps Alexi Ogando, if Texas chooses to shift him back to a relief role, or Andrew Bailey, who has been the subject of Rangers-Athletics trade talks?

The others ahead of Texas:

1. Atlanta Braves
2. New York Yankees
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Cleveland Indians
5. Arizona Diamondbacks
6. Milwaukee Brewers
7. St. Louis Cardinals
8. Washington Nationals
9. Miami Marlins

(Note: 10b -- Philadelphia Phillies)

You can read the entire entry here (insider).
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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