MLB Thinks Rangers' 2023 World Series Win Was A Fluke

The Rangers are looking to repeat as World Series champions. The MLB writers don't think that's remotely close to happening.
Nov 3, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the Texas Rangers team as the confetti flies during the
Nov 3, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the Texas Rangers team as the confetti flies during the / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers did something in 2023 they had never done before: win. They took home the Commissioner's Trophy after winning the World Series for the first time in franchise history. The celebration has died down as the offseason rolls along, but the intent is still there to run it back.

The Rangers will obviously need to make some moves to keep up with the very competitive AL West division. The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners are not just going to bow down to the champs. But the Rangers surely believe they can do enough to be back in the Fall Classic this coming October.

As for the MLB, they don't think the Rangers will be back - for the next decade?

MLB predicts the Rangers will not win the American League once in the next decade

The MLB released a graphic on all their social media platforms on Thursday predicting the next ten World Series matchups they think we will see. While multiple years show multiple appearances from teams like the Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Chicago Cubs, not one of those years has the defending champion Rangers winning it all -- let alone even making an appearance.

If I'm Bruce Bochy, Corey Seager, Jacob deGrom, and the rest of the Rangers organization, I am putting this right up on the bulletin board.

Repeating as champion is one of the hardest things to do, so it's not surprising the Rangers do not appear in the 2024 prediction. But how can you say the defending World Series champions are just going to fall of a cliff and not win even just one pennant in the next ten years?

These doubts, however, will make Texas proving them wrong that much sweeter.

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