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"My expectations today are that we are going to be extremely competitive and if we don't win our division, I'll be disappointed," Ryan said. "I think we've positioned ourselves right there with everybody else in the division."
Though Ryan acknowledged that major league officials have had to approve certain financial moves made by the Rangers since last summer, they were able to add pitcher Rich Harden to the rotation after clearing money by trading Kevin Millwood. They also signed slugger Vladimir Guerrero and right-handed starter Colby Lewis.
"There's this extraordinary amount of pent-up enthusiasm, and hope and expectation for what this franchise can be," Greenberg said. "To see everybody so excited and believe in what's possible, we're going to do everything we can to make those hopes be realized."
Including the players.
"Everything that he's been talking about has been pretty much up our alley," All-Star third baseman Michael Young said.
"(Greenberg) seems like a down-to-Earth guy. His main focus is winning and it seems like he wants to do anything possible to do that," slugger Josh Hamilton said. "So that's a sigh of a relief as a player. "
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