You know that moment when your dreaming of vacation while at work? Well, that’s the best analogy I can think of for the Texas Rangers this past week. It seemed like the Rangers were still on that mini All-Star break vacation.
This was probably the most depressing week of Rangers baseball I’ve watched since becoming a fan and you probably have the same feeling as well. It’s like the team didn’t want to play baseball in Buffalo or Detroit.
Look, we know the team has been bad, and we expected them to be during a rebuild, but this bad? Come on.
I’m not even going to be doing a who’s hot or who’s not this week. Based on how the Rangers played against the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays, you can’t say anyone was on fire this week.
The Texas Rangers haven’t yet won a game in the second half of the 2021 season
I’ve seen how good this team is when they focus out on the field and score runs. Right now that focus is missing in action and they need to find it quickly.
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Chris Woodward needs to come down hard on the Rangers this week. What I mean by that is telling the players if you won’t put in the effort, you will be traded or a top prospect will earn your playing time. It’s the only way to get through to the team at this point.
Right now the only upside to the Rangers is all the young talent that will be up in the majors in the next couple of years. Josh Jung, Cole Winn, Cole Ragans, Jack Leiter, and Sam Huff are just some of the up-and-coming talent for the Rangers, with Curtis Terry getting a call up to the bigs for the upcoming weekend series in Houston.
Maybe we will get to see some of those otjer guys near the end of the season. The top prospects need to get experience in the majors so they know what they need to improve on.
The second half of the season has just gotten underway, but expect a lot of bumps along the way to the end of the season.
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