Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/8/13
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Derek Holland had his big moment in the postseason of 2011 pitching what was arguably the best game in Texas Rangers history in Game 5 of the World Series. How Holland followed that up in 2012 is up for debate. Holland doesn't think it was as bad as some people think. The Texas left-hander, who is taking a break from spring training to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, was hampered by a stomach virus that led to shoulder fatigue and a sub-par year for Holland by some standards. He still managed to make 27 starts and won 12 games to go along with a 4.67 ERA. He was at his best over his final eight starts, going 5-1 with a 3.98 ERA. That's what he looks at when he thinks about 2012. "I don't see 2012 as a bad year," Holland said. "I don't see it as a good year either. It could have been better. But to go through what I did was quite good. I continued to grind and fight through things." Holland missed more than a month of the season following shoulder fatigue cause...
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