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Dave Cameron Has Nice Things To Say About The Rangers

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The playoffs are not setup to ensure that the best team in baseball emerges as World Champion, but while Philadelphia had the best regular season record, I think Texas’ postseason run is helping them make a pretty strong claim on that title for this season. Including their postseason games, the Rangers are now 103-69, giving them a .599 winning percentage overall this year. They also led MLB in WAR this year, coming in at +60.6 during the regular season. When you factor in the upgrades they made to the roster in July and the fact that Mike Napoli has now become a full-time player, it’s hard to see any other team from any point in 2011 stacking up against what Texas is putting on the field right now. The Cardinals offense is good enough to make the World Series interesting, but the Rangers are rightfully going to be the favorites, and if they win it all, we’ll see a postseason result where the best team really did take home the title.

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