Saturday, April 9, 2011

Are the Texas Rangers Baseball's Best Team?

Well, seven games in and the Texas Rangers are making me look downright wrong. Here I thought that the Rangers would be severely weakened by the departures of Cliff Lee and Vladimir Guerrero. Plus I thought that the poor handling of the Adrian Beltre, Michael Young and Neftali Feliz situations would play an adverse role on the team. All the Rangers have done is start the season 7-1 by clubbing the Boston Red Sox (who I thought would be strong to start but have been real stinkers), the Seattle Mariners and the surprising Baltimore Orioles. 

Can they keep up the pace? Who knows. They're healthy and playing good ball while the Oakland Athletics, who I thought would win the A.L. West are tied for last with the Mariners at 2-5 while the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are 3-4. Granted, the season is only a week old. But if the Rangers can play this well losing Lee and Vlad, then how stronger will they get when they really hit their stride and gel fully as a team. They play the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees next week. Let's see how they look after these upcoming series.


1 comment:

  1. Well, based on the announcement from ESPN news Tuesday, the Rangers will be without Josh Hamilton for a period of 6-8 weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in his right arm. Hamilton was tagged out at home after a headfirst slide against the Detroit Tigers in which he received the injury. At the time the Rangers were 9-1. They have currently lost two games in a row. Let's see if the Rangers can keep winning while the reigning AL MVP is out.