The Rangers upgraded their offense by adding free agent 3B Adrian Beltre and trading for catcher Mike Napoli. Despite losing DH Vladimir Guerrero to the Orioles, this could be considered one of the more dominant offenses in the American League. Having big years from Michael Young and Ian Kinsler didn't hurt.
Coming into this season, one of the major questions with this team was their pitching. Without Lee, they had to turn to CJ Wilson as their number one starting pitcher. Afterwards there were a lot of questions. Could Colby Lewis repeat his unexpected success of 2010? Can young pitchers like Matt Harrison and Derek Holland emerge as reliable starters? What about Alexei Ogando, a converted reliever? Good for the Rangers that all the precending worked out but I'm still not sold on the younger pitchers. I think neither were the Rangers who added reliever after reliever before the trading deadline to sure up the bullpen in case the starters fail. They now have the deepest bullpen in the playoffs with proven arms such as Mike Gonzalez, Koji Uehera, Mike Adams and closer Neftali Feliz. Not to mention Ogando who has already come up big.
With a 2-0 LCS lead, its hard to say the Rangers can't make or win the World Series. If they go all the way it would be good for baseball to see a team win that has never won before.