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Predicting Texas Rangers 2023 Record

The Inside the Rangers Staff each takes a shot at predicting how the Texas Rangers will finish the 2023 season.

The Texas Rangers will open the 2023 season on Thursday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Field. The Rangers are aiming for their first winning season since 2016.

Below, the Inside the Rangers staff predicts how Texas will finish this season.

Art Garcia, Editor

There’s nowhere to go but up. The pitching staff is obviously upgraded, the lineup has less holes than before and a proven manager sits in the dugout. Winning slightly more than half should be doable. Record: 84-78

Kade Kistner, Staff Writer

The Texas Rangers completely revamped their starting rotation this winter with the additions of Jacob deGrom, Nathan Eovaldi and Andrew Heaney. Add in the Josh Jung factor and a healthy bullpen, this team should improve dramatically. I am guessing the final Wild Card spot. Record: 87-75

Alex Plinck, Staff Writer

The Rangers have a better roster, and one key they’ll improve on is one-run games after a historical low last season. However, it’s still a young and work-in-progress group with a young bullpen and a few holes on the field. The Rangers are heading in the right direction, but I feel they’re still a year away from contending for a division crown. Record: 85-77

Matthew Postins, Staff Writer

Here’s a fun fact. The most starts for a staff of pitchers that are 30 years or older in a single season is 142 (thanks for the research, Sports Illustrated). The good news is those Pittsburgh Pirates won a National League pennant. The bad news is that happened in 1927. The Rangers are counting on those mature arms after spending nearly $100 million on them for 2023. If the staff is healthy, the worm should turn. The shift ban will help several hitters, most notably Corey Seager. A steady, experienced hand like Bruce Bochy at manager should help. I have a hard time seeing a path for the Rangers to make the playoffs. But a winning record and pushing for playoff contention when it matters? I think the pieces are there to take that step. Record: 84-78.

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