After having played in the last two World Series the Texas Rangers entered the 2012 season feeling pretty good about themselves, they had a solid nucleolus returning from those teams that came so close in those two years but, something happened on the journey. They ran into a buzz saw in the Oakland A’s. After having lead the division from pretty much opening day the As caught and passed them on the final day of the season.
They lost superstar Josh Hamilton to free agency & they lost him to a division rival. They still have a powerful lineup consisting of Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus, Nelson Cruz and Adrian Beltre to go along with Derek Holland, Yu Darvish and Matt Harrison on the bump so they are still in good shape to get back to the postseason it’s just that The LA Angels have been breaking the bank the last couple of seasons to surpass the Rangers as American League Western champs. Come on out to the ballpark in Arlington in 2013 and see the Rangers compete for a pennant.