Red Sox vs. Rangers: Who'd Be the Biggest Disappointment Without a Postseason?

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Red Sox vs. Rangers: Who'd Be the Biggest Disappointment Without a Postseason?
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The Boston Red Sox didn't make the playoffs last year. That's no knock on the Sox; after all, the American League East in 2010 was essentially the high-stakes buy-in poker table—you couldn't play a hand unless you had a minimum 90 wins, and even then...

I mean, the Texas Rangers—assuming they had the same win-loss record—don't make the playoffs last year if they're in the AL East.  

The Red Sox won 89 freaking games and couldn't make it. The Texas Rangers won 90, and thanks in part to Cliff Lee, not only made the playoffs but also made their first-ever World Series appearance. 

Because the Red Sox didn't even sniff postseason play in 2010, it shouldn't be much of a letdown if they don't make it this year right? Wrong.

Well, the Texas Rangers almost won a World Series last year. Had it had been a best of 11, I feel semi-confident they would have taken down those dang Giants, so if they succumb to the Angels and don't make it to the postseason this year that'd be the biggest letdown?

Red Sox or Rangers? In all likelihood both will make the postseason this year. Yet, if one (or both) didn't make it to October, which team would feel the brunt of disappointment the most?

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