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Another season another Texas Rangers AL pennant. Yeah, that's right, two straight World Series appearances for the Rangers suddenly has them looking like a potential powerhouse for years to come. The biggest difference from 2010 to this year is that losing in the World Series is now something of a disappointment for the Rangers, aka the Buffalo Bills of Major League Baseball (just kidding, settle down, Texas fans).
Now that their season is done, let's take a look back at what exactly went right and wrong for the Texas Rangers in 2011.
WHAT WENT RIGHT
Funnily enough, losing out on Cliff Lee on free agency turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Rangers. It seemed like they were going to end up taking a step back after their first ever World Series appearance, but Texas wisely used the money they earmarked for Lee to sign Adrian Beltre who was one of the main reasons the already potent Ranger offense turned into an (almost) unstoppable juggernaut. Beltre prov...
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It’s funny because the Texas Rangers did not triumph in the winner-take-all Game 7 of the World Series a few weeks ago. The St. Louis Cardinals did. Which means this guy’s tattoo is entirely inaccurate. The humor is in its complete lack of subtlety. And abject stupidity. Big League Stew was forwarded the photo by [...]
Crazy fans will just never learn. If the Texas Rangers are looking for someone or something to blame for reaching the World Series two years in a row and failing to bring home the trophy, there are plenty of scape goats. The first one we showed you was this news station, which sent a smart [...]
Texas rangers utility infielder Micheal Young has been named the 2011 Marvin Miller Man of the Year.
"The award is presented to the player whose on-field and off-field performance most inspires others to higher levels of achievement by displaying as much passion to give back to others as he shows between the lines on the baseball diamond," the Rangers said in a news release...
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Just a day after being awarded a Golden Glove, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been named the winner of the 2011 Silver Slugger Award.
The Silver Sluggers, the best offensive producers in the league, are determined by a vote of MLB coaches and managers.
Beltre ranked among American League leaders in slugging (3rd, .561), homers (T5th, 32), and RBI (T6th, 105), his...
Scott Feldman was one of the biggest surprises in baseball in 2009, when he went 17-8 to earn a spot as the Rangers' Opening Day starter in 2010.
From that point, things turned sour for Feldman, who suffered a knee injury and had began to struggle before having to end his season prematurely with knee surgery.
Now, he wants back in the rotation.
He came back in July of this year...
The Rangers have outrighted pitcher Mason Tobin to Triple-A Round Rock.
Whatever happens, don't hate on C.J. Wilson.
Spike Owen played for the Red Sox in 1986 and hasn't forgotten.