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Are the Texas Rangers Living Up to Their Potential? Exploring Their Unconvincing Record

By Alex Al-Kazzaz


The defending World Series champions are having a tough time. The Texas Rangers are dealing with many injuries, the performance struggles are showing, and their record at home and the road is far from convincing. Is it safe to say that the Rangers are suffering from the superstitious World Series hangover? Maybe so.


Seattle is on top of the American League West, and the Houston Astros are showing signs of catching up, which is terrible news for the Rangers. With the issues continuing to pile up, the Rangers need to turn things around and do it quickly. Of all the problems the team has, the biggest is the inability to win more games. Although they have 24 wins, the Rangers are currently in the average category.



Earlier this month, the Rangers were swept by the lowly Colorado Rockies. Last week, they had a bad series against the Cleveland Guardians, and they're now coming off a bad series against the Los Angeles Angels, who are at the bottom of the division. The Rangers are about to hit the road for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. It's only a matter of time before this team goes under .500, which would be the first time under manager Bruce Bochy.


The Rangers are not living up to their potential. However, going into this season, there was much speculation that the Rangers didn't have all the pieces needed to build off their World Series triumph. But Bochy was at the helm, and there was nothing to worry about then, so is there much to worry about now? Bochy was in this situation several times in San Francisco, so the Rangers' situation is nothing new to him.


While it's still early in the season, the Rangers will soon be buried if they don't turn things around. With Houston slowly improving after their horrible start, the Rangers' demise may be lurking near. The injuries are not helping, but the team's inconsistency is not giving any breathing space.

(Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)


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