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Monday morning Rangers news and links

Division Series - Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays - Game Three Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Good morning, folks...

Thus begins the offseason.

Texas fell to the Jays, 7-6, in extra innings last night.

Levi Weaver laments that Elvis Andrus to Rougned Odor to Mitch Moreland -- three players who had huge hits in yesterday’s game — ended up being the defensive sequence that led to the winning run scoring for Toronto yesterday.

T.R. Sullivan’s game story discusses the disappointment felt by the players and coaches in the aftermath of the loss.

Jeff Wilson’s game story talks about the Jays winning because they made fewer mistakes.

Stefan Stevenson talks about the struggles of the starting pitching for Texas in the ALDS.

Evan Grant has his “Five Thoughts” on the loss, and says the starting pitching -- and Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels in particular — let the Rangers down in the series.

Gil Lebreton writes that it was the starting pitching and erratic bats that sent the Rangers home early.

Jean-Jacques Taylor, on the other hand, says it was Rounged Odor’s poor defense that ended things for Texas.

Tim Cowlishaw says there is something missing with the Rangers.

Jeff Banister says that the days off for Texas didn’t impact the team’s play. Gerry Fraley disagrees.

Levi has his final Baseball Texas Daily of the season.