2010 Texas Rangers
The Rangers lost a tough 4-game World Series to the surging San Francisco Giants, but the World Series appearance signifies the emergence of the Rangers as a relevant team in the American League. Nolan Ryan has big plans for his Rangers, most of which center around Josh Hamilton, who lead the AL in hitting in 2010 (.359), and Valdimir Guerrero, who finished third in the AL with 115 RBI. Neftali Feliz anchored a strong bullpen with 40 saves. The Rangers finished the 2010 season with a division leading record of 90-72.