Texas Rangers

March 30, 2014

2011 Rangers: Where are they now?

Only eight players remain from the World Series roster

Ah, the good ol’ days of 2011. Try to remember them.

Barack Obama was president of the United States. Gas prices hovered above $3 per gallon. The Dallas Cowboys were a disappointment. Ron Washington was manager of the Texas Rangers, and Jon Daniels was the general manager.

Not everything has changed 2 1/2 years after the Rangers were vanquished by St. Louis in Game 7 of the World Series. At the same time, though, the Rangers have undergone a significant face-lift.

Start at the top, where CEO Nolan Ryan has bowed out. Jackie Moore and Dave Anderson are no longer on Washington’s coaching staff. A look at the roster reveals that 17 of the 25 players in the World Series are with a new team.

Not included on that list are two notable players who were left off the World Series roster: first baseman Chris Davis, who hit 53 homers last year for Baltimore, and right-hander Koji Uehara, who is now a world champion with Boston.

Someone queue David Bowie. Here’s a look at the ch-ch-ch-changes since the end of the 2011 Fall Classic.

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