The amount of people I’ve heard that it’s not worth going to Texas Rangers games is staggering. I know it’s hard to sit through a two and a half hour baseball game only to see the Rangers lose. However, that could be changing quick this off-season with what Rangers GM Chris Young is about to do.
3 reasons to hop on the 2023 Texas Rangers’ Bandwagon
1. Huge names potentially coming to Arlington
Last year the Rangers added superstar second baseman Marcus Semien and Shortstop Corey Seager to long term contracts. With the amount of money Young has at his disposal, we could even see more big names on the Rangers’ 40-man roster next year.
Some of those names include pitchers Carlos Rodon, Jacob DeGrom and even Justin Verlander. Usually you don’t hear big name free agents linked to the Texas Rangers. Texas is one of the few states that doesn’t have an income tax. With the Rangers having a huge wallet along with that law, big name athletes will listen to the Rangers’ pitch. And Chris Young has proven to be quite the salesman.
2. Coaching overhaul
I’m sure you all remember when the Rangers hired Bruce Bochy as the next Rangers skipper a month ago. This was a significant hire because he is a three time World Series champion manager. It shows Young is not looking at a rebuilding period, he’s going all in for a title.
Bochy and the Rangers front office have made some interesting hires to support him. Will Venable was hired to be Bochy’s assistant and possibly the future skipper in the future. They are also bringing back former Rangers Pitching Coach Mike Maddux. So far, this is turning out to be a powerhouse coaching staff.
3. A desire to get back to the postseason
Young has been making a lot of moves so that way the Rangers will be playing in the postseason. When Jon Daniels was manager, he really didn’t attempt to improve the roster during the off-season. Young is setting up Bochy to have a stacked roster and a shot at a deep post season run.
In conclusion, I hope that next season there will be more positivity towards the Rangers in Arlington. The years of mediocre baseball could be in the rearview mirror if all the dominos fall in place.
If you haven’t already, hop on the Texas Rangers bandwagon before it leaves the station in 2023.