Friday July 25th, 2014

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he is partly responsible for the team's fortunes this season.

Texas has won 90 games or more in each of the past four seasons, making the playoffs each time. That includes two World Series appearances. 

This season, the Rangers begin this weekend's series against the Oakland Athletics with a 40-62 record, the worst in baseball. 

"I left us exposed," Daniels said, via Yahoo Sports.

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The team has been wrecked with injuries, with nine players on the 60-day disabled list, including first baseman Prince Fielder, who is out for the season with a neck injury. The Rangers acquired Fielder in an offseason trade with the Detroit Tigers. 

Despite the team's fortunes, the team is remaining upbeat. 

"I'm not miserable," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Been here before, bein' a baseball guy. My team needs to be taught how to play, so that's where we are. We all wish we was handed gifts. Sometimes you gotta take what we get. That's where I'm at."

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