Originally Posted by doublem23
The Rangers hadn't made the playoffs in a decade before this little run they're on. The Angels did have a nice little run of dominating the AL West, but if they miss the postseason again, and if the season ended today, they would, this would be 3 years in a row for them.
If you were on RangersInteractive or AngelsInteractive, absolutely no doubt you'd be slamming either of those teams for their performance.
The big difference lies not in their success on the field, but in generating revenue. As Voodoo and others have said, that comes down to TV audience and the market they are in. The Sox just don't have as high of a potential for massive TV revenue that the Rangers, Angels (and Dodgers and others) have. Thus, Texas and LA of Anaheim can spend gobs of money on free agents and the Sox can't, at least not as much.