4 opposing MLB players that Texas Rangers fans love to hate

Seth Carlson
Oct 16, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) reacts after hitting a single against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning in game two of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) reacts after hitting a single against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning in game two of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 2, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) at the plate in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 2, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) at the plate in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

#3- Anthony Rendon

Rendon hasn’t had the start to his Angels career that he might’ve hoped for, spending much of 2021 injured, though he did have a good 2020.

Still, the Texas Rangers were on the verge of landing the 2019 World Series champion in free agency ahead of what would be the shortened campaign the next year. But they didn’t, and that swing and miss on the open market, and to Anaheim no less, stung.

Not only did Rendon spurn the Rangers, he chose their division rival over them. And at the time, the reaction to that decision was bitter. Rendon was bound to be the successor to franchise legend Adrian Beltre at the hot corner… until he wasn’t.

Texas has since made up for losing Rendon by signing Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, a more than acceptable consolation prize(s). But it will never not hurt to see Rendon in red and white, wondering what it could’ve been like he had he joined the Rangers.

At least Josh Jung is on the way!

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