Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/1/11
The baseball season is now over. The St. Louis Cardinals are the World Champions. The Texas Rangers are not. On paper, the Rangers looked like the better team. Their offense was second to none in the Major Leagues. Up and down the Texas lineup were guys that hit for average and power. They had speed and on-base guys at the top, and run producers all the way down. Their bullpen offered more usable depth than the Cardinals had, including the edge at closer. But if you looked at their starting rotation, it was loaded with a bunch of “nice” pitchers, but certainly nobody you would consider an ace. That had me thinking.  There was a team that had great success in a similar fashion, but could never win the big one. This team had a lineup that was the envy of all of baseball, could come back on anyone at anytime, had a solid bullpen, great closer, and average starting pitching. This team also made it to the World Series, but came up short. You know em, you love em. That’s right, I am talki...
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