Texas Rangers: 5 Reasons They Can Get Back to the World Series Next Year

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Texas Rangers: 5 Reasons They Can Get Back to the World Series Next Year
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Next year, the Rangers will attempt to defy history and win a World Series after losing two in a row.  Prior to the Rangers, nine teams have lost consecutive World Series, and only once has the team come back to win the World Series the following season (the 1923 New York Yankees).  

The Texas Rangers will face many of the challenges facing any team attempting to sustain continued success: free agency, ballooning contracts and aging talent.  The Rangers have a number of advantages, however, that will give them the opportunity to win their third consecutive American League pennant and return to the World Series.

Here, we look at five reasons why the Rangers are uniquely poised to return to the World Series in 2012 and may become the second team to come back from two consecutive losses and win a World Series. 

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