Happy Thanksgiving Rangers fans!!
Along with Jesus, Family, Friends, and food, the Texas Rangers and their fans have a few extra things to be thankful for this holiday season.
From their superstar middle infield to their mega-spending front office, let’s showcase three things for the Texas Rangers to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
1. The First World Series Championship – Let’s knock the turkey… or I mean elephant out of the room. We’re all thankful that the Rangers brought home their first-ever World Series Championship this season.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wasn’t the only parade that Rangers fans got to witness this fall after over 700K people lined the streets of Arlington to see the Rangers’ first championship parade.
2. Marcus Semien and Corey Seager – The backbone of the Rangers world championship team was their $500 million middle infield which was worth every penny and more.
Seager and Semien finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in this year’s AL MVP voting and more importantly, led the Rangers to their first title.
Marcus Semien played all 179 games that the Rangers played this season and was productive throughout. During the regular season, Semien led the AL in position player war, hits, and runs scored.
Despite struggling throughout the postseason, Semien came up huge in game five of the World Series hitting a two-run home run that would ultimately put the game and the World Series away.
Corey Seager casually had one of the greatest offensive seasons ever from a shortstop while only playing in 119 games. During the regular season, Seager slashed .327/.390/.623 with 33 home runs and 96 RBI.
In the World Series, Seager had three huge home runs, including a game-tying two-run shot in the 9th inning to tie game one. Seager took home his second World Series MVP award.
3. A Super Spending Front Office – Rangers owner Ray Davis and President of Baseball Operations Chris Young have proven that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to win.
We all know that Chris Young has been aggressive in the last few offseasons by signing big names like Semien, Seager, DeGrom, and Eovaldi.
However, they echoed that sentiment this trade deadline with splashes like Jordan Montogmery and Max Scherzer who proved to be huge difference makers in the Rangers title run.
This offseason will be no different as the front office will once again take aim at the top of the market as Texas looks towards title defense and for that, Rangers fans should be thankful.