Texas Rangers: There will be a 2020 baseball season!

Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Last week, the MLB finally announced that there will be a baseball season in 2020, and the Texas Rangers will be playing 60 games in the shortened season.

So the Texas Rangers are actually going to play in 2020! But it’s not going to be your typical baseball schedule. The new schedule is going to be just 60 games, as previously stated, and will feature 40 games against the American League West, and 20 against the National League West.

So the schedule will be ten games against each AL West foe, and then an additional four games against each of the five teams from the NL West.

With the MLB wanting to cut down travel likely as much as possible, and play 60 games in 70 days, my best guess of what the MLB schedule would be something like this:

  • Games against the AL West would be a pair of three game series, and one four game set.
  • Meanwhile for the games against the NL, I would assume, that they would most likely just be straight four game sets.

Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the season for the Texas Rangers would look something like this (mock scenario based on league perimeters):

@ LAD (4 games)

@ LAA (3 games)


v SD (4 games)


v HOU (3 games)

@ HOU (4 games)

@ COL (4 games)


v ARI (4 games)

v OAK (3 games)

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v SF (4 games)


I think you Texas Rangers fans get the jist.

There are a lot of potential ways that the MLB can divvy up the season. Ideally, the four game series’s wouldn’t happen, but I think the league would want to do a four game series instead of a pair of two game series’s. They’d do it just to avoid extra travel between the teams, and potentially just to make the two extra games that one team would get over another in 2021.

Of course, I could be completely wrong on how the MLB decides to set up the schedule, as they could want to do something completely different within the outline they’ve suggested. It should be an interesting story to watch develop as this week progresses, as they could have it out before you read this article.

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So what do you think Texas Rangers fans? How do you see the schedule falling and how do you see this whole thing playing out? Let us know in the comments and next week we’ll dive in even deeper and give you a glimpse of what to expect in the 2020 MLB season.

  • Published on 06/29/2020 at 17:01 PM
  • Last updated at 06/29/2020 at 09:15 AM