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Rangers must add top-end starter

Club can forget about World Series if it doesn't add ace to replace Colby Lewis

Updated: July 24, 2012, 10:42 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis, the soul of the Texas Rangers' pitching rotation, is gone for the rest season, felled by something called a torn flexor tendon.

It should now be clear to everyone who matters in the Rangers' front office -- from Nolan Ryan to Jon Daniels to Thad Levine -- that the Rangers need a front-of-the-rotation starter.

It's not optional.

The Rangers must add a No.1 starter or they won't win their third consecutive AL West title. And you can forget ...

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