Get ready for the most exciting positional battle of Texas Rangers Spring Training, because it’s sure to be a wild one!
That’s right, the rebuilding Texas Rangers actually have more talent than they can handle at first base heading into the 2021 season.
As is well-documented by now, GM Chris Young and President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels orchestrated a major trade to acquire first baseman Nate Lowe from the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2020 Winter Meetings.
While that was happening, fellow first baseman Ronald Guzman was raking down in the Dominican Winter League, where he took home regular season MVP honors after a sensational campaign.
If anything, it seems as if Guzman took out his residual anger from his MLB team acquiring a replacement on the Dominican Winter League players, who could only watch those towering fly balls leave the yard.
If winning DWL MVP honors doesn’t move the needle for Rangers fans, though, perhaps this video of the Condor in the batting cages might do the trick…
Texas Rangers’ first baseman Ronald Guzman looks like a man on a mission, and we’re here for it.
Wow, does Guzman look bulked up, or what?
It’s clear that the 26 year-old is coming into Spring Training with a starting job on his mind. And he’s going to do whatever it takes to ensure he comes out on top in this competition.
The defense has always been there for Guzman. He even holds the edge in that regard right now over Lowe, who is projected to win the starting job when it’s all said and done.
However, there’s no denying Lowe’s immense power, which he has a chance to tap into with everyday playing time in Arlington.
For the Condor, everything is on the line for him with the Texas Rangers this spring. If he loses the competition at first base, he’s out of minor league options, and the Rangers would likely have to trade him should this scenario play out.
Or Guzman could somehow surprise everyone and win the job from the heavily favored Lowe.
Either way, this is shaping up to be the most juicy storyline of Texas Rangers’ Spring Training.