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FORGET ALL THAT NONSENSE ABOUT PITCH COUNTS. WITH NOLAN RYAN IN CHARGE, TEXAS IS RELYING ON ITS ARMS TO GET TO THE PLAYOFFS AND BEYOND. TALK ABOUT RADICAL THINKING.

Updated: July 10, 2012, 4:05 PM ET
By TIM KEOWN

C.J. WILSON SITS IN FRONT OF HIS LOCKER, a sock halfway up his right foot, and wrestles with a dilemma: How would he summarize, concisely if possible, the difference between the Rangers pitching staff seasons? Wilson is quirky in a New Age kind of way. He fought, and won, a battle to bring organic food into the clubhouse. A generation ago, his articulate, slightly off-center demeanor (think straight edge , thrash-metal Barry Zito) would have earned him the label of flaky lefty. He ponders his ...

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