We are in a time of total uncertainty with a lot of things in our everyday life, with sports very much included in that mix. A good number of us watch sports as an escape from the daily grind, but with all the major leagues suspended, there is very little out there to help us get that sports fix. That said, we can still take some time to talk about what might happen once the closures end and we get back to the business of watching and wagering on sports. The start of the MLB season is coming, even if we don’t quite know when, so now is the time to start looking at each team across the league. For the purposes of this piece, we will turn our focus to the Texas Rangers. Let’s check the MLB Odds and World Series Odds for the Texas Rangers 2020 Season.
Texas Rangers Analysis Before 2020 Season Start
Texas Rangers 2019 Season Performance
This is going to be a big year for the Rangers, as they will be starting the new season in a brand-new ballpark. They want to be able to give the fans more than just a pleasant place to watch baseball, though, which is why they went into free agency and took a nice little dip into the market. After a disappointing season last year, where they picked up 78 wins. While not a great win total, it was 11 wins better than they delivered in 2018.
The Rangers were on a run that saw them make the postseason in 6 out of 8 years, but last seasons failure means that they are now on a run of 3 straight seasons missing the playoffs. From an offensive standpoint, Texas was not all bad, scoring 810 runs over the course of the season, but they had some issues in pitching and on defense, giving up 878 runs on the regular season.
Winning the West is probably going to be a big ask, especially with both the Astros and A’s looking strong, but the Rangers could take a run at the Wild Card if all goes well.
Texas Rangers Offseason Moves
Most of the moves made by the Rangers in the offseason were dome to bolster their pitching staff. A number of new players were added, but it was the free agent signing of Corey Kluber that made it clear that this team was serious about getting a whole lot better this year. The Rangers will have Joey Gallo back from injury this season, which should help them on the offensive side of things. Another spot where Texas really needed help was at third base, but it looks as though they might just have shored things up there with the signing of Todd Frazier to a one-year contract. The Rangers figure to be better this season, but will it be enough to push them closer to the top of the division?
How the Bookies See the Texas Rangers
There is no doubt that Globe Life Park and its retractable roof, which cost over $1 billion, is going to be the star of the show in Texas this coming season. The hope is that the players the Rangers lured in will make the place look even better. The bookies have the Rangers at +1200 to win the division and +7000 to win the World Series.