Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/6/12
ARLINGTON, Texas Anyone who was shocked to see the Texas Rangers' 2012 season come to a crashing halt Friday apparently didn't watch this team in September. The collapse had taken place before the Rangers and Orioles took the field Friday in a one-game wild card playoff game. The Rangers tried to lean on the pedigree that comes from winning back-to-back American League titles, but experience only goes so far when everything comes down to one game. Both the Orioles and A's charged down the stretch, and it seems fitting they've both outlasted the Rangers in the postseason. This team will have a much different look next season based on this abject failure. Players and perhaps coaches will not return because of how this team performed down the stretch. Manager Ron Washington will absolutely return, but his reputation has taken a body blow with the manner in which he led this team at the end. You can point to several moments, but for now I'll stick to how Washington handled the top o...
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