The Texas Rangers have been one of the more formidable teams in the American League this season with a 93-66 record.
A great record doesn’t always mean postseason success, especially when young teams like the Detroit Tigers have something to prove. The Tigers are looking to take advantage of a collapsing Chicago White Sox team and secure a playoff spot this week.
This is a Detroit team, along with the Miami Marlins, who made a splash this offseason. The acquisition of Prince Fielder got Detroit fans buzzing at the chance at, not only a pennant, but an opportunity at a World Series title.
The real story behind this 86-73 Tigers squad has been their apparent lack of success this season. They have underachieved mightily, but the month of September gave them a chance at making up some ground. The Tigers took advantage.
The Texas Rangers are by no means a lock for an American League championship. The talented Detroit Tigers stand in their way.
Here are some reasons the Texas Rangers do not want to face the Detroit Tigers this postseason.