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Intensity, bullpen on Rangers' fix-it list

Nolan Ryan hopes to see team regain edge that carried it so far last season

Updated: July 14, 2011, 12:09 AM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was a special feeling about the 2010 Texas Rangers that went far beyond the crowds and the claw-and-antlers momentum that would eventually carry them to the World Series.

Some might call it destiny or fate. It was even much more basic than that for Nolan Ryan, though.

What he saw a year ago was a team at the top of its game for months on end, playing its best, night after night after night. It was a team balanced on a razor's edge of excellence, mentally, ...

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