Texas Rangers players react to the anticipated end of MLB lockout
By Seth Carlson
At long last, we will have Texas Rangers baseball in 2022!
After the owners and players FINALLY came to terms on a new CBA taking effect immediately, the 2022 season is slated to begin on April 7. The schedule has the Rangers in Toronto on April 8 (April 7 was an off-day), so barring any changes, that’s where Texas will begin the season.
With the news that players can finally report to spring training and start to ramp up ahead of a full 162 game season, the excitement among them is clearly tangible!
Hearn is already packing his bags and ready to head to Surprise, Arizona, where many of the Texas Rangers’ minor leaguers are currently training!
Texas Rangers players took to Twitter to express their excitement about the end of the dreaded MLB lockout
Many of your favorite Texas Rangers are very much ready for a new season, as are we! We’ll happily take a delayed start to the season knowing that all 162 games are expected to be played.
A season without baseball would’ve ultimately been devastating for the sport, as if MLB didn’t have enough bad PR going its way throughout these negotiations. It’s been a long winter, much longer than any of us ever anticipated. But that’s all in the past now, as we can look forward to the days and the months ahead!
With new free agent additions Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Jon Gray and Kole Calhoun already aboard, the Texas Rangers can now forge forward in their quest to improve after an abysmal 2021. But it’ll take more than just these new players and the ones soon to be added now that the lockout is finally over. It’ll also require internal improvements from the Taylor Hearns, Dane Dunnings, Willie Calhouns and Jonah Heims of the roster. And with a better roster around them, there’s no doubt the 2022 Texas Rangers can take a massive step forward!
We can finally say this in 2022: It’s baseball time in Texas!