The Sunday Read: Expectations ahead for the Texas Rangers in 2022
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Imagine being Chris Woodward for a second.
The team that employs him as its manager, the Texas Rangers, went out and got him some talent, spending $561.2 million on four players. Two of those players are shortstop Corey Seager and second baseman Marcus Semien.
And Woodward can’t talk to the newcomers. He can’t talk to any player on the 40-man roster thanks to the lockout, which dragged on yet another day with nothing good happening to resolve it.
He has message for his players, too.
After two seasons of sucking, basically on purpose, the Rangers will next take the field with some expectations of winning. Maybe not enough to contend in 2022, but the arrow is pointing up.