The Texas Rangers are a team that could potentially do some damage in 2023.
After losing 94 games in 2022, GM Chris Young got straight to work, hiring three-time World Series champion manager Bruce Bochy and signing pitchers Jacob deGrom, Nathan Eovaldi, Will Smith, and Andrew Heaney.
They also added veteran right-hander Jake Odorizzi in a trade with the Atlanta Braves.
And so, some around the game are expecting the Rangers to make some major improvements this season and bounce back into contention for the first time since 2016.
On MLB Network’s “High Heat” with Christopher Russo, analyst Alanna Rizzo discussed the Rangers and what she thinks they can accomplish this season.
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— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) March 23, 2023
Rizzo discussed the over/under win total for the Rangers in preseason predictions.
Currently, that sits at 82.5 wins.
Rizzo believes the Rangers will go well over that mark after such a successful offseason.
She added that she is intrigued by what they could potentially do in a stacked AL West division.
Last season, they were the worst team in all of baseball in one-run games.
Rizzo stated that if the Rangers can improve in that area, as well as holding leads late in games, they’ll be a much better team.
Their lineup is already stacked with names such as Adolis Garcia, Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, and Nathaniel Lowe.
However, the addition of Bochy could pay dividends as well.
Bochy won three World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants, including 2010, which came against the Rangers.
Texas looks stronger heading into the 2023 season and could make some key improvements.NEXT: Rangers Star Will Take The Ball For Venezuela In Crucial WBC Game