On the Dallas Morning News website is a very creative presentation showing a path of decisions that contributed to the Rangers going from one of the best teams in MLB to the worst team this year. Do yourself a favor and read this excellent piece.
No debate on all these as factors. The debate among pundits and fans is how much weight they give to each factor in contributing to the decline.
For me, I would take back the trade for Matt Garza. I supported the concept for it, but it was a bad move. I should have listened to Tom.