Texas Rangers: Revisiting 2019 New Year’s Resolutions One Year Later

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Adrian Beltre #29 after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 14, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Adrian Beltre #29 after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 14, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 5: General Manager Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers speaks with members of the press before the American League Wild Card game against the Baltimore Orioles on October 5, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Resolution #3: Trust This Process

At the time, this was a bit of an abstract resolution but looking back over the course of the past year, there was a definite process being followed by the club. The organization saw a lot of change, especially with the coaching staff and patience seemed to have paid off. Chris Woodward earned the confidence of a lot of fans moving forward with the team outplaying expectations for much of the season.

Trusting the process the club laid out doesn’t mean everything is going to be a hit. For instance the Isiah Kiner-Falefa as a catcher experiment failed pretty quickly. But for those who were willing to put up with a miserable season by Rougned Odor, we started to see some improvement late in the season and the organization seems to think that’s signal of a long-term breakout happening. For a rebuilding club like the Rangers, this isn’t always easy but it’s clear to see that the club is headed in the right direction.

Verdict: Completed by the organization. Completed-ish by the fans.

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