Just a couple weeks ago, it seemed like the Texas Rangers were going to fumble the 2023 season away thanks to some decidedly uninspired baseball that threatened to keep them out of the postseason entirely. However, they have turned things around lately including dominating the Angels last night and now have a magic number to win the AL West of just two.
A certain level of caution should be exercised until the Rangers actually clinch the division, but they are close enough that looking ahead to their playoff roster choices seems relatively safe enough. Most of Texas' roster choices this postseason are very straight forward and easy, but getting the most out of what they have is going to require some heartless decisions to be made.
Here are 6 Texas Rangers players that have no business being on the playoff roster
This is going to be a look at some guys that don't need to be on the Rangers' playoff roster for the first round. That last little bit is important because the ALDS is only a five game series with lots of days off built in which means teams can get away with carry less starting pitching. Playoff roster building also means giving more consideration to long relief options in case of emergencies as well as even pinch-running options. Game management in the postseason is a different animal and Texas will need to make sure they have all the tools they need available to them.
With that in mind, lets take a look and some Rangers players that have no business being on the playoff roster.