Texas Rangers 2016 Season Predictions and Projections
This upcoming 2016 season is shaping up to be one of the most important in recent Texas Rangers history. With the loads of talent and veterans on this team, the Rangers could be facing a make or break season. The mantra for the Texas Rangers has been “Never Ever Quit”.
The Rangers plan on continuing that trend heading into 2016 in a tough American League West division. The Astros and Mariners promise to be better than they left off last season and the Angels and Athletics will continue to be threats to the a repeat season. Cole Hamels will start Opening Day and kick off a season of nothing but high expectations for Texas.
A team plagued by injuries in the past has beaten the injury bug this offseason. Besides two important players, the rest of the team has maintained their health this offseason. Yu Darvish, who’s coming back from Tommy John surgery will be back by late May and Josh Hamilton should be back by May meaning that for most of the season, the Rangers could be at full strength.
New names and new faces have already had an impact on this team such as Ian Desmond, all-star shortstop converted into starting left fielder.
Some of the staff here at Nolan Writin’ took a look at their expectations and predictions for the season in our Staff Projections.