Found October 01, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Here we are, folks: the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated. The Rangers lost Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to free agency and couldn't replace those bats with a big signing or trade. General manager Jon Daniels also failed to land a top free agent starting pitcher like Zack Greinke. With the A's on the rise after winning the AL West last season and the Angels signing Hamilton, Texas faced a third-place finish in their division. The Angels collapsing for the second consecutive season, along with a logjam of AL East teams fighting for wild-card bids, helped the Rangers stay in contention. Though Daniels di...
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