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Time for Rangers to Cut Their Losses

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SURPRISE, Ariz. – Beginning in mid-September the Texas Rangers began living in the sad part of the jukebox.

They lost the American League West in stunningly docile fashion. They lost the one-game wild-card, at home to Baltimore.

They lost their bid for free agents Zack Greinke, Justin Upton and Torii Hunter, couldn't trade for James Shields, traded Michael Young and didn't re-sign Mike Adams.

There was a rumor that Willie Nelson and Alan Jackson were writing a song about the Rangers' travails but began weeping uncontrollably and couldn't finish.

But no day was more miserable than Dec. 14, when Josh Hamilton left Texas to sign with the Angels.

The Rangers...

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