There a lot of teams that have theit COTF already picked and primed like Detroit's Joel Zumaya and the Dodgers Jonathan Broxton, even the Cards belive that Chris Perez will be the team's closer in a few year.
So, who is the Rangers COTF? Eric Gagne is only signed through 2007 and still remains an injury risk. Otsuka will be 35 and Japanese pitchers are notorious for regressing in their 2nd year in the league (2X in AL). Plus, Otsuka could be a traded if the Gagne experiment works out. Will Edinson Volquez convert to the bullpen ala KROD & Zumaya and be the Texas COTF? Or are guys like Fransisco, Littleton, or Tejada better bets?