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Rangers appear vulnerable behind plate

Reliance on Salty, Teagarden could be a costly mistake for team with high hopes

Updated: March 25, 2010, 5:45 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Legend has it that Achilles' mother Thetis dipped her infant son in the River Styx to make him invulnerable, but she held him by the heel and the greatest warrior in Greek mythology died during the Trojan War from an arrow wound to that one unprotected spot.

Like Thetis, when Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels dipped the Texas Rangers in their own mythical "river of the dead" this offseason as they tried to build what many believe could be a championship-caliber team, they also ...

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