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Will the Rangers regroup in 2014?

Had they beaten the Rays in Monday night's one-game playoff, the 2013 Texas Rangers would have been remembered for winning their final seven regular-season games and snapping out of a month-long tailspin. But Tampa Bay's 5-2 win made that effort a footnote to the Rangers' second straight September free fall. There's plenty of blame to go around, but remember this: In the past decade, when the Red Sox and Mets collapsed down the stretch, managers Terry Francona and Willie Randolph lost their respective jobs. Will Texas skipper Ron Washington keep his?

  • Should the Rangers fire Ron Washington?

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  • Which Rangers late-season collapse was the most painful?

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  • Which of these was the biggest reason the Rangers fell out of playoff contention?

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  • What's the Rangers' most pressing need during the offseason?

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  • The Rangers won the final seven games of the regular season to force a one-game playoff. Does that ease the sting of their collapse?

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  • How will the Rangers finish the 2014 regular season?

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