Texas Rangers: What to expect after the break


The Texas Rangers will start the second half of the season tonight against Toronto Blue Jays.  The will send Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch to try get the season back on the right track.

For a team that has only won 3 games out of their last 25 probably isn’t looking towards a playoff run now.  The last time they won a game was back on July 5 against a pretty bad New York Mets team.

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If that wasn’t be enough, they were recently suffered a 4-game sweep by their division rival Los Angeles Angels and also swept by the Houston Astros.  The team keeps racking up records that no one wants to accomplish.

For example, Colby Lewis is the first Texas Rangers to give up 13 runs in less than 3 innings.  He is just the second overall to do that feat since 1932.

At this point, the Texas Rangers have pretty much hit rock bottom, or at least everyone hopes so.  Coming out of the break the Rangers will have a competely different game plan than they did when the season first started.

The Texas Rangers will now be focused on evaluating the talent they have in their farm system and on the field.  They’ll probably be bringing up various position players and pitchers to see what they’ll be able to use next year.

Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; American League pitcher Yu Darvish (11) of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch in the 3rd inning during the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Also, some of the players that are close to being ready for next year will get extra attention to help further their development.

One key thing the Jon Daniels will be doing is shopping some of the big names on the team.  It is likely Neal Cotts, Joakim Soria, Alex Rios and possibly even Adrian Beltre could be traded.  Even players like Yu Darvish and Elvis Andrus are on the trading block.

But, it is unlikely they’ll trade Beltre, Darvish or Andrus.  From here on, the 2014 season is all about development and preparation for next season.  It isn’t want fans want to read about, but this season is lost.  After using the disabled list 21 times and having 15 guys remaining there, it has been too much for them to over come.  It would be too hard for any team to over come.