Here is the premise: "We looked at the World Series participants in the past 10 years, and the effect on the pitching staffs the following seasons to those 20 teams. Fourteen of the 20 -- 70 percent -- had an ERA increase the next season. Eight of the 20 -- 40 percent -- had an increase of least a half run, which is substantial."
As far as I am concerned, this is the money quote: "We've talked to other teams that have been through it,'' Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.
Good info, and I think it shows just how well prepared the Rangers front office is when it comes to sustaining success.