3 reasons to get excited about the Texas Rangers in 2022

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Sep 26, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien (10) exits the field after the sixth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien (10) exits the field after the sixth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports /
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OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: The Texas Rangers celebrate after they clinched the American League West Division Title by beating the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 23, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

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.

How the Rangers stack up against the AL West heading into 2022. dark. Next

Anything to get out of the division’s basement, though!

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