Ahhh…good ol’ Texas. More like a country than a state. If there was one state that I would money on to secede, it would be Texas. (unless we sell Alaska to China for some futures in raw bamboo) The Rangers spent 2010 and 2011 losing in the World Series, but couldn’t manage to make it back for a third time. Any many thought they would the way they opened up the 2012 season. But let’s be honest, they were just heading toward Buffalo Bills territory.
Let’s take a closer look at the Rangers.
Major Off-Season Moves:
- Signed Joakim Soria, a reliever who’s arm is possibly still messed up.
- Signed A. J. Pierzynski, who may not have any knee cartilage left after years of playing catcher
The Rangers off-season was mainly defined by what they didn’t do. They didn’t resign aging but still super star Josh Hamilton – instead letting him go to the rival LA Angels. Then, they were unable to replace him with Justin Upton after rumored trade after rumored trade fell through. Who really knows how close they were to getting Upton. But we do know they are a less talented team than they were a year ago.
Now on to who is going to take the field this year.