Texas Rangers: Five Reasons Corey Seager Will Have a Better 2023

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Jun 3, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (5) follows thru on an RBI double against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 3, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (5) follows thru on an RBI double against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports /
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ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 30: Corey Seager #5 of the Texas Rangers sits on the bench during a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 30, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 30: Corey Seager #5 of the Texas Rangers sits on the bench during a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 30, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

Reason 5: There’s likely to be more at stake

Everyone, including Corey Seager, understood where the Rangers were as a team last year. After five straight losing seasons, including a season in 2021 where they lost 100 games for the first time since 1973, the team was simply looking for signs of improvement. However, the narrative is different for the 2023 season.

GM Chris Young has categorized team owner Ray Davis as “frustrated” and has gone on the record saying the Rangers intend to contend in 2023. Obviously, they will need to spend money on pitching (and perhaps add an outfield bat) if they truly want to play meaningful games down the stretch. However, it’s easy to see how a guy like Seager who played in two World Series and five Championship Series during his time with the Dodgers would be energized by a chase for a pennant.

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