Upsetting
Thursday, June 19, 2003
 
In his two-plus years with the Texas Rangers, shortstop Alex Rodriguez has seen his team sputter to a 172-222 record, exactly 50 games under .500. Currently more than 20 games out of first place in the American League West, the Rangers are on pace to finish in last place for Rodriguez's third straight year in Texas.

Since his departure, Rodriguez's former team, the Seattle Mariners, has a robust 257-137 mark, including a record-setting 116-win season the first year without Rodriguez. The Mariners currently are 26 games over .500 and are seven games ahead of the second-place Oakland A's in the AL West.

Record-wise, the Mariners are the best team in baseball. On the other hand, there are only three teams in baseball worse than the Rangers, teams with names like Tigers, Devil Rays and Padres.

 
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