Texas Rangers: This is the perfect lineup for 2021

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Texas Rangers outfielders Joey Gallo and Nick Solak
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3-5: The Big Boppers

In an ideal world, the Rangers would love to see Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor in these spots, but that isn’t going to happen.

With Andrus and Odor’s struggles, they won’t  be a part of the equation next year.

I have Nick Solak playing second base and hitting third, Joey Gallo, the Gold Glove winner batting fourth and playing right field, then Yasiel Puig, (who the Rangers could possibly acquire) playing left field.

Solak has the ability to hit the ball everywhere, but took a step back in the power department last season. I think he’ll regain that ability to drive the ball again this next season.

Then what is there not to like about Gallo and Puig’s power back-to-back in the heart of the Texas order. Holy smokes. Plus, that would give the Rangers an elite defensive outfield.

Oh man, that’s fun to think about.

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