When and how the Texas Rangers will return to World Series contention
By Travis Koch
2021 should see the Texas Rangers back to competing for a division title and coincidentally, a playoff appearance. As for World Series contention, perhaps 2023? 2022 if the glass is half full. Again, it’s really difficult to project three years out, much less five. Injuries happen, as do trades, free agent signings, busts…heck, the MLB could be on strike in 2023 for all we know.
The reality is the Rangers are in much better shape than most fans seem to believe. Their farm system ranks 15th in MLB at the moment, but that ranking should climb considerably over the next two seasons. The amount of talent they already have at the big league level should pay huge dividends down the road. Not to mention the experience the 25 and under club has gained early in their careers.
Everything circles back to Jon Daniels. He’s seen mediocrity turn to success and success back to mediocrity. Now its time to reflect and act on what he’s learned throughout his tenure and produce a team with staying power atop the American League.
Stay patient. Next season may mimic this one, but 2020 will come with a noticeable bump in success. And by 2023, the Texas Rangers will return to World Series contention.