With the pain of losing the World Series finally subsiding for Texas Ranger fans, it's time for a retrospective appreciation.
While C.J. Wilson was busy getting lured away by the Los Angeles Angels, the Rangers have been more or less quiet this offseason. I wanted to take a moment and highlight a player that I feel will have a huge impact on the Rangers in 2012: Mike Napoli.
Every year, the fall classic brings out the best in some previously unknown player. In 2010, Cody Ross stole the show for the San Francisco Giants. This year, Mike Napoli proved himself to be a legitimate big-game player. Going into this World Series, I swore that Adrian Beltre would be the MVP of the series. (Granted, I also thought the Rangers were going to win it all.)
Having said that, if the Rangers had won the World Series, Mike Napoli would have undoubtedly been the MVP.