10:53 AM ET 04.01 | The Rangers have not yet provided their fans that elusive championship ring, but they've given them the next best thing. They are part of the best rivalry in baseball. Sorry, Red Sox-Yankees. Your day has come and gone (and your games were just too long, by the way). In 2012, Rangers-Angels is where it's at. When the Rangers rolled through the AL playoffs in 2011, only to fall short in the World Series again, the Angels took notice. They struck in the Rangers' backyard, no less, announcing on Dec. 8 at the Anatole Hotel that they had signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson for more than $330 million. Talk about fuel for a rivalry. Rangers fans already had learned to hate (in a nice way, of course) Pujols from his World Series Game 3 power show at Rangers Ballpark. As for Wilson, the team's ace of the last two seasons had gone so far south in the postseason that many Rangers fans were happy to see him depart -- but uneasy to see him take his regular-season success to the middle of the Angels' rotation.