3 reasons to get excited about the Texas Rangers in 2022
#3- 2022 won’t be a last place season
This may seem like more of a “bold” prediction, but it’s looking as though the Rangers will climb out of the AL West cellar in 2022.
How do we know this? Well, the Oakland A’s are reportedly planning to tear down with high profile pieces such as Matt Olson and Matt Chapman available in trade. Assuming the A’s follow through completely on this plan, there doesn’t seem to be a scenario where they’ll be fielding a better team than Texas in 2022, especially as the Rangers have improved a good amount.
At minimum, this probably solidifies no worse than a fourth place finish. If things break right for the Texas Rangers, though, a third place finish in 2022 isn’t out of the question.
The Angels are always mediocre, and the Mariners, while rising, still have holes of their own and need their prospects to perform up to the levels they are supposed to (we’re not complaining about Jarred Kelenic’s struggles, though!). One of those teams will finish second in 2022 because both are better than the Rangers on paper.
Let’s be perfectly clear, though, the Astros are still the class of the AL West until proven otherwise.
Anything to get out of the division’s basement, though!