Every year at this time, there’s optimism. A fresh start for all 30 MLB teams. But for the Texas Rangers, some of that optimism may be justified.
Coming off an off-season that saw the team splurge on top free agents, as well as improving the roster in general, the Rangers are set to begin the 2022 season with higher expectations than 2021, yet still not reaching the point of contention. That looks to be on the 2023 agenda.
For now, though, we’re ready for an exciting season ahead. Here are five bold predictions for the 2022 Texas Rangers.
5 bold predictions for the 2022 Texas Rangers
1. Corey Seager and Marcus Semien combine for at least 60 home runs
They raked in the hundreds of millions in free agency, now it’s time to watch it pay off.
Corey Seager and Marcus Semien secured long-term contracts from the Texas Rangers in free agency, and the two will form the middle of the team’s infield for years to come. It was legitimately thrilling to see Jon Daniels and Chris Young land not one, but TWO of the market’s top shortstops.
Seager and Semien are easily capable of hitting 30 or more home runs a piece given their offensive talent. That’s the primary reason both stars were brought in: to bolster a lineup in desperate need of big hitters.
The main issue with Seager is health, while Semien is a beacon of consistency. If the two can stay on the field most of the season together, the sky is the limit for both guys.