The Rangers boasted one of the most feared offenses in baseball for more of the season.

Texas led MLB in runs and hits, and were second in OPS. Yet the team suffered bouts of inconsistency down the stretch, and Scott Coolbaugh was replaced as the team's hitting coach Friday by former Red Sox hitting instructor Dave Magadan.

And according to Didier Morais of the New England Sports Network, it was a good move.

Morais writes that Magadan, widely considered one of the best hitting instructors in baseball, will improve the Rangers' offense "with or without" Josh Hamilton, the slugger who hits free agency this winter.

With Magadan at the helm of the Boston offense, players like Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Cody Ross enjoyed career seasons in 2012, and the Red Sox finished eighth in MLB in runs scored despite not having many of their biggest sluggers for much of the year.