2019 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Texas Rangers.
No one had any expectations; they were not expected to compete for a playoff spot, but rather continue to develop their team and prospects for the future.
But this season, the Rangers are making it fun to watch them as they try to make the most of their final season at Globe Life Park before they move into the new Globe Life Field right across the street next year.
And they are doing just that as they currently have one of baseball’s best home records.
They have the second wild card spot and are two games ahead of the Cleveland Indians at the time of this article.
It’s a strong lineup with usual hitters Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Nomar Mazara, Rougned Odor and Delino DeShields.
Joey Gallo leads the American League and all of baseball in some major categories and is having an MVP-caliber season. Expect him to at least get some votes.
The team acquired some veteran free agents that are playing their parts this season such as Logan Forsythe, Danny Santana, Asdrubal Cabrera and Arlington native and former San Francisco Giant Hunter Pence, who is having a resurgent campaign.
The starting rotation is finding their ground and is led by the stellar Mike Minor.
Regardless of how he does by the trade deadline, many are expecting him to be a big name target and Texas should get some nice prospects in exchange.
Rookie Adrian Sampson has been on a tear in his last four starts.
Nobody saw this coming, nobody expected this.
Regardless of how the team does by the end of the year, whether it be going for the playoff spot that they are in now or selling at the deadline, it is a great time to watch Rangers baseball this summer.
This is the final season at the Ballpark, so you may want to attend a game or two to make some memories of your own.
There is plenty of time before the team most likely plays their final homestand with six games Sept. 24-29 against the Red Sox and the Yankees, the team that eliminated Texas in their first three playoff trips and the same team that the Rangers took down to clinch their first-ever trip to the World Series.
How awesome would that be if the Yankees struck out to close the Ballpark era, the same way on that magical night in October 2010?