Arlington – The Texas Rangers hoped they would get good production out of their role players in 2022. Names like Charlie Culberson, Brad Miller, Kole Calhoun and Mitch Garver.
The team has brought up prospects to take some of the role players playing time. Names like Ezequiel Duran, Bubba Thompson, Leody Taveras and Josh Smith.
As I sit here today after watching the Texas Rangers lose 8 in a row, I have to wonder why the Millers and Culberson of the world are still being run out there. It should be time for the Duran’s and Josh Jungs of the world everyday play in Arlington.
The Rangers need to know on the pitching side and the fielding side what they have. September means nothing to this club except development. They are out of everything. They are going to lose 90 plus games again.
I know that there is more that goes into these decisions that a fan blogger like myself will ever know, but at some point you Al have to give the fans some reason to continue watching.
Dallas Keuchel and Kole Calhoun are not a reason. Cole Ragans and Josh Jung are.
With less than 30 games to go, the Rangers should use this last month as try outs so to speak. At least then fans might tune back in and the team could generate a small amount of excitement going into 2023.
Fans are tired or hearing that the minors are stacked. They are ready to see (and complain) about these too young prospects. At least they would be talking about the Rangers again. Right now, there is almost no reason to tune in.