Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/9/12
ARLINGTON, Texas There's plenty of blame to go around for the 2012 collapse of the Texas Rangers.Manager Ron Washington shouldered some of that himself Tuesday.Washington thinks that if he rested his regulars more in the middle of the season, they would have been fresher for the stretch run."The way we went down the stretch, if it was something I could have done differently, I would have looked at not having all my regular play as many games as they played," he said. "I think I could have changed that and got them some more opportunities to get rest, then be much fresher as we went down the stretch, it could have been a difference. I question myself for that."Five Rangers Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre, Michael Young and Nelson Cruz played in at least 156 games this season. Last year only two players (Young, Kinsler) played in more than 150 games and only Young and Vladimir Guerrero played in more than 150 in 2010.Washington, who will return home to New Orleans on Wedne...
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