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Rangers built for long-term success

Disappointment aside, organization, core group poised to sustain excellence

Updated: October 29, 2011, 11:51 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It took less than 20 minutes after a Game 7 loss in the World Series for Texas Rangers players and staff members to set the goal of getting back to the Fall Classic for a third time. They know it won't be easy.

"The reason why it hurts more this year is how close we were," said general manager Jon Daniels, whose team came a strike away from winning the title twice in Game 6, only to see it slip away. "Last year, we won Game 3, but we weren't nearly as close as we were ...

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