With the craziness of COVID-19 continuing, the Texas Rangers can still find a way to benefit from the delay to the MLB season.
With the uncertainty that is in front of the 2020 MLB season, such as when it will start, when it will end, how many games will be played, if it will even be played, it is easy to focus on the negatives. The Texas Rangers, though, have at least one positive that they can look at for the season…
When Willie Calhoun got hit in the jaw a few weeks ago during one of the final games of the Texas Rangers spring training session, it seemed as if he would likely be out the first few weeks of the season. But with the pandemic currently going on in the world, Calhoun will be more than ready for when the actual Opening Day occurs in 2020.
The delay to start the season will for sure be welcome by all of the teams that have seen players suffer injuries that were going to cause their players to miss a few weeks of the beginning of the season, as now those players will be ready for the start of the 2020 campaign when it eventually takes place.
Another potential benefit that the Texas Rangers may see is the possibility of weather being bad when the World Series eventually occurs, if the season gets pushed back to where the World Series would occur around Thanksgiving. If it did happen, and a World Series matchup like the New York Yankees versus the Chicago Cubs occurred, there could potentially be very cold weather that occurs, and the MLB could then maybe look to move it to a different location?
The guys at 105.3 The Fan’s K&C Masterpiece brought up the idea that if the weather is really bad around the time of the World Series, and the two teams that are playing are not in stadiums like in Los Angeles or indoors, then it could be very possible that the MLB may just move it to a neutral site to avoid things like delays, and have the games get played with as little weather-affecting issues as possible.
And what better way for the MLB to do it than to show off their newest stadium – Globe Life Field, which is opening at some point this year.
The way that this would benefit the Texas Rangers is that they would then receive extra income from hosting the World Series, and it could potentially off-set. Mike Bacsik of the K&C Masterpiece has pointed out a few times that the Texas Rangers owners could potentially put even heftier financial restraints on Jon Daniels because of the expected 81 games being played at Globe Life Park would be dropped down to like 50 games, if only 100 are played this season.
But adding seven games of sell-outs for the World Series would likely change their tune heading into the 2020 offseason, and then let Daniels spend more money than the Texas Rangers typically have in recent years, as they were showing in the previous offseason, and will also not have Shin-Soo Choo‘s hefty contract to deal with after this season as well.
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Those are just two potential positive outcomes for the Texas Rangers. Can you think of any more? be sure to share below in the comments!