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Rangers were built by sticking to plan

Focus on development, shrewd moves keyed climb to top of Future Power Rankings

Originally Published: February 16, 2012
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are now one of the elite organizations in Major League Baseball. And ESPN.com believes they are set up to stay there, naming the Rangers the No. 1 club in its Future Power Rankings.

Ascending to the level of an annual contender took careful planning, shrewd investments in scouting and development, a well-executed trade of a key player and some good fortune.

As with any company, key decisions along the way helped pave a path to success. Here's ...

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