Rangers can't sit still

Young (left) is coming off a 21-homer season, but Texas still signed Beltre (right) to replace him. US Presswire

The popgun sound of 20 games of catch echoes as usual around the Rangers' complex. It's one week before Opening Day, and if you're looking for symbolism in the most routine of exercises, you can't help but notice one partnership that represents the team's off-season: Michael Young, wearing a first baseman's glove, throwing to Adrian Beltre, his replacement at third base.