San francisco Giants – San Francisco fans can relax about Matt Cain, who has put up numbers very similar to previous seasons but simply doesn’t have the wins or ERA to show for it.
Texas Rangers – For the second straight year, the Rangers hosted the wild card game against an AL East team and had their postseason stay cut short.
Brad Ziegler finished the year with a 3.26 ERA, but that number doesn’t tell an honest truth. Ziegler struggled, taking a bullpen-high seven losses on the year, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio was downright mediocre: he struck out only 41 batters in 60 2/3 innings, while walking 28 batters. Putting that many batters on base with a free pass is a big problem for a reliever.