Texas should let Hamilton walk

Hamilton has averaged just 129 games per season since joining the Rangers. Matthew Emmons/US Presswire

A team having a disappointing 93-win season may sound a bit like an oxymoron, but that's where the Texas Rangers stand after losing a five-game lead in the AL West with a week remaining in the season and being dispatched by the Baltimore Orioles in the wild-card game. With the exclusive window for teams to sign their own free agents closing at midnight, there's no time left to reflect on what went wrong in October.