The Texas Rangers reported to Spring Training back in February shortly after the Super Bowl. Here we are eight months later and they are preparing to kick off the World Series at Globe Life Field. It is a matchup that no one was predicting before the season. Neither the Rangers or Diamonbacks were expected to make the playoffs according to most pundits. Here they are playing for the World Series trophy. Texas is trying to win their first World Series while Arizona is trying to win their second. Here is our team with our thoughts on who will win this series.
Who do you have winning the World Series?
What worries me about Arizona is that they’re scrappy. They play small ball well and are less likely to leave the yard. But they’ll play the station-to-station game and put up 4-5 runs in an inning in a hurry with bloops and speed. They also have a well-rounded pitching staff that I think will require patient hitting.
But, the Rangers have displayed throughout their playoff run this season that they are more than capable of that. And not only can they smash a deep ball early and often, they can spend an inning manufacturing runs as they bat around for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, their own pitching staff, particularly the starters, have shown up in force during the postseason.
Having said all that though, my gut is Texas in six. The Rangers will take games one and two, then lose two of three in Arizona. They’ll close it out in front of the home crowd in Arlington and bring home the first World Series title in franchise history.
Here we are, with the Texas Rangers in just their third World Series in franchise history, set to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. To say I’m excited about these teams facing off is an understatement.
Prediction: Texas Rangers win 4-2
If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The Texas Rangers have not lost on the road in the postseason. The pitching is doing what it can and the offense has not lost a beat from the regular season when it was scoring at will.
The only issue will remain is if Marcus Semien and Corey Seager can connect together and impose their will on the Diamondbacks. Corbin Carroll has been a threat all postseason and he will be an issue for Rangers pitching. Give me Rangers in six. It finally happens.