Welke eyed Hamilton, Feliz, other stars

Rangers GM Daniels: When Don says 'special,' we do all we can to acquire a player

Updated: March 23, 2011, 5:30 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Don Welke lexicon is well known inside the offices at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. And when the 68-year-old speaks, the 30-somethings in the Texas Rangers' front office listen.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his young staff know from Welke's body language and voice inflection how he feels about a player. But there's one word from one of the club's chief evaluators -- he has the title of senior special assistant to the GM, scouting -- that gets their attention ...

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