Texas Rangers 2nd half
By Zach Edwards
Texas Rangers’ fans hopeful 2nd half of the season is a repeat of the first. I think there are high hopes, but let’s explore and see if you agree.
Those Texas Rangers, this year seem like a yo-yo in the sense that they have great stretches and they’re walking the dog and then all of a sudden they have to come back up to get another boost.
If this is reality then these last couple of weeks before the All-Star Break should provide quite the jolt for the yo-yo to travel back down into the spinning walking dog position.
Pitching problems and hitting problems continue to plague the Texas Rangers, especially with Jake Diekman being put on the DL now. The bullpen is in desperate need for, well relief or talent… which would you suggest?
The Rangers are featured in a possible World Series preview against the Chicago Cubs, but how much a preview will it be if 2 starting pitchers are still on the DL during it?
The Texas Rangers got Yu Darvish back, but how confident are fans with that? Yu seems to be the type of pitcher that everything needs to be 100% before he is ready to take a game head on. How long will that last with the fans through a few different years of injuries?
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Not only that but now the fans are contemplating trading him because his contract is almost up and the Texas Rangers are sure to get outbid for his services.
But that is another subject for months from now, hopefully, after a world series trophy is finally brought to Arlington. The reality is that every Texas Rangers fan should hope that the 2nd half of the season goes as well as the first half.
A trade for a reliever seems to be the only way that may happen, though, and what will the Rangers have to give up for that?
A strong second half push can be made by contract extensions for Ian Desmond and Rougned Odor if a trade is needed then okay but I find it hard to believe that a parade will be thrown for anything less than a championship this year.
It actually seems that when the team lost Colby Lewis they also lost a little bit of heart that encouraged everyone of them to be better than the sum of them all. Let’s be real, that phrase is what everyone has been saying this year, “they are playing better than their combined sum”.