Why the Texas Rangers can win the World Series

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Sep 16, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) rounds third base after hitting a three run home run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeat the Astros 14-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

What was a pipe dream two months ago and an improbable wish a month ago, has now become a very real reality. The Texas Rangers are a playoff team, and not just a playoff team, but also the favorites to become AL West champions. They haven’t locked that up yet, by any means for that matter, but they do have the inside track. For many across the MLB, it has come as a wake up call. For the AL West, it’s become a harsh slap in the face; these Texas Rangers are for real.

This Rangers ball club is fun, nasty, and they get after people. It’s safe to assume that no one wants to play this ball club, and rightfully so. They have a great mix of veterans and younger guys, and they are finding ways to win night in and night out. This team has made me believe that not only can they be playoff contenders, but World Series contenders as well.

Here are five reasons why the Rangers have what it takes to win the World Series

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