Four Reasons Why The Rangers Will Compete For A Playoff Spot

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 27: Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 (L) and Jose Leclerc #62 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the Seattle Mariners 2-0 during their game at Safeco Field on September 27, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 27: Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 (L) and Jose Leclerc #62 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the Seattle Mariners 2-0 during their game at Safeco Field on September 27, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 21: The grounds crew returns to the field as a security guard pumps his fists as the Rangers are declared the winner during a rain delay against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 21, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

It’s baseball. Anything can happen.

Going into the 2015 season, the Rangers had just posted their worst record since 1994 and had very low expectations for the season. At the All-Star break, the team was 42-46 before they turned everything around, thanks primarily to the new life they found with the Cole Hamels trade. The 2018 Rangers won the same number of games as the 2014 Rangers, so we could all be in for a bit of a surprise this season.

The Rangers more than likely are not going to give the Astros that much of a challenge, even if they are contending for the playoffs. The Astros are just that good. But it’s completely possible that we can see the A’s and Rays take a step back, which could open the door for the Rangers to break into the playoffs and make a run.

And as the Royals showed us a few years back, if you are hot come October, you can make a run deep into the playoffs, and can even win the World Series, even if you don’t have as much talent as some of your opponents have.

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