Texas Rangers-American League West
Sep 22, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Tolleson (37) and catcher Chris Gimenez (38) celebrate after defeating the Oakland Athletics 8-6 at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers shocked the baseball world trading for Cole Hamels at this July’s trade deadline. Many people, myself included, felt this was a move for the future. Instead, Texas has brought the old cast of characters together trading for Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli and are back to avenge their 2011 Postseason loss, coming one strike from destiny.
This is the reason why the Rangers will lose a few points in my watchability rankings. It’s the same cast of characters you’ve seen before played out on a similar script in a different season.
While there are plenty of new and exciting players such as Delino Deshields and Rougned Odor, the Rangers have the same supporting cast that they’ve towed around for years. With an incredible run in the last few months Texas has come out of nowhere a potentially dangerous team this Fall. They’re just not must-see TV.
Viewing Grade: C