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Derek Holland holds key to rotation

Pressure is on third starter to point the Rangers' staff in the right direction

Updated: February 14, 2013, 4:02 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The most important starter for the Texas Rangers this season won't be Yu Darvish, who is likely to challenge for the Cy Young, or Matt Harrison, the club's most consistent starter the past few years.

No, the key cog is a guy sporting a mediocre mustache but a strong work ethic. Derek Holland is the tipping point of this staff. If he performs well, it becomes a deeper rotation capable of vaulting the Rangers back to the World Series. If he falters, it weakens the back ...

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