Texas Rangers: Why CJ Wilson Did, Scott Feldman Didn't and Alexi Ogando Won't

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Texas Rangers: Why CJ Wilson Did, Scott Feldman Didn't and Alexi Ogando Won't
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Maybe this is preemptive. Maybe this shouldn't be talked about right now. Maybe it's flat-out wrong.

Obviously, the subject at hand is how well the Texas Rangers have played in September (13-5 coming into Thursday's finale in Oakland), as well as how well they will do against their first round opponent in the playoffs.

Their pitching predicament for next season, however, has gone relatively unnoticed, as it should for the most part.

CJ Wilson has been their most dominant pitcher this year. He rolled through hitters last year, learned as much as he could from Cliff Lee in the abbreviated time they had together and used what he learned to continue his domination this year.

He'll be a free agent after the year.

Scary? Some might say it's not a big deal if he leaves, but Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison and Derek Holland won't be able to pick up the slack Wilson's departure would create.

One thing Wilson, Feldman and Ogando all have in common is that they all left the bullpen to try and become starting pitchers.

Wilson succeeded, Feldman failed and Ogando, while somewhat successful this year, will fail next year. If the Rangers think they can get away with Ogando filling Wilson's shoes, they're wrong.

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