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Rangers' Staff Lights Out So Far

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    Matt Harrison, Derek Holland

    So far in 2012, there hasn't been a better pitching staff in the American League than that of the two-time AL champion Texas Rangers. Of course, the Rangers haven't been playing any world beaters — White Sox, Mariners and Twins, but it's an 8-2 record, nonetheless, and the Rangers are taking care of business.

    The Rangers' staff is sporting a 2.30 ERA so far this season, and the starters have a good ol' 2.42 ERA.

    By comparison's sake, let's look at the big bad Los Angeles Angels starting rotation, which entered the season as the greatest thing ever assembled with the possible exception of the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies, who made it all the way to the NL Divisional Round.

    The Angels staff, loaded in the front four with Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana and C.J. Wilson is sporting a 5.23 ERA so far this season. Granted, the Angels have played the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers.

    We're about to find out a whole lot more about the Rangers, who go to Boston, to Detroit and then come home to host the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. If Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, Matt Harrison, Neftali Feliz and the dog of the staff, so far, Yu Darvish can keep this up, they might stake claim to the top rotation in the AL.