Rangers can't sit still

Texas' front office could have stood pat after its first pennant, so how come it didn't?

Updated: April 8, 2011, 9:34 AM ET
By Jeff Bradley | ESPN The Magazine

The popgun sound of 20 games of catch echoes as usual around the Rangers' complex. It's one week before Opening Day, and if you're looking for symbolism in the most routine of exercises, you can't help but notice one partnership that represents the team's off-season: Michael Young, wearing a first baseman's glove, throwing to Adrian Beltre, his replacement at third base.