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Hamilton Signing Alters OF Landscape

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    NEWSLETTERS

    ESPN's Buster Olney, one of the most respected national baseball writers in the country, has been putting out his preseason positional rankings for the upcoming baseball season.

    As we saw on Wednesday, Olney had the Texas Rangers' infield as the game's best, and when you look at his outfield rankings you'll have to do some searching (forever) if you want to find the Rangers.

    The Los Angeles Angels already had a very good outfield before they signed free agent Josh Hamilton last month. Now, they have the chance to be one of the best outfields in recent baseball memory with Hamilton, phenom Mike Trout and a combination of Peter Bourjos and Mark Trumbo, who will most likely see his time at DH for the most part.

    The Angels are, not surprisingly, Olney's pick for the top outfield in the league, followed by the Washington Nationals and another Rangers' division rival in Oakland. The top 10 is rounded out by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cardinals, Reds, Brewers, Braves, Diamondbacks and Orioles.

    The Rangers, meanwhile, look set to roll with an outfield of David Murphy and Nelson Cruz in the corner spots and a platoon of Craig Gentry and Leonys Martin in center. Not a bad outfield setup, by any means, but certainly lacking in star power.