ARLINGTON — Tony Beasley sat on the podium within the Globe Life Discipline media room after managing the Rangers for 48 video games of the 162-game season, and he quoted Nelson Mandela.
“Nelson Mandela stated, ‘We solely lose if we don’t be taught,’” Beasley stated. “So we’ve got to take the entire classes in life, whether or not professionally or personally, and be taught from them. We positively have a bucket filled with issues that we will be taught from this 12 months, everybody concerned. … That was a message [for the team], and I thanked them. I do know that I am pleased with the way in which they competed.”
It’s little question been a season of studying for the Rangers, who endured by the dismissals of supervisor Chris Woodward and president of baseball operations Jon Daniels midseason and a youth motion down the stretch.
The lengthy 162 got here to an finish on Wednesday, when the Rangers defeated the Yankees, 4-2, to complete the season with two consecutive wins and a report of 68-94.
For Beasley, ending the season on a excessive observe was necessary, even when it didn’t really have any impact on the standings or postseason seeding for the opposition. The Yankees and Rangers cut up the four-game set.
“We performed a extremely good sequence,” Beasley stated. “I needed the blokes to come back out and compete to the top and never give up or hand over. We might’ve thrown within the towel … however they did not do this. In order that’s a testomony to the blokes in that clubhouse and the character within the clubhouse and what they’re made out of. These are constructive indicators transferring ahead.”
Of these constructive indicators, Nathaniel Lowe could have been the largest vibrant spot for the Rangers in 2022. After being faraway from the sport after his second plate look, Lowe concluded his second full large league season.
For a man that entered 2022 needing to show he may very well be a long-term piece of the Rangers’ future in an infield with Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and top-ranked prospect Josh Jung, Lowe greater than held his personal.
Lowe slashed .302/.358/.492 with an .850 OPS, 27 homers, 26 doubles, 76 RBIs and 74 runs scored. He’s the primary Texas certified hitter to bat over .300 since Elvis Andrus (.302) and Adrián Beltré (.300) each did it in 2016. Lowe additionally joins Beltré as the one Ranger to hit .300 with 25 or extra homers up to now 9 seasons.
“It is an artwork that is sort of passed by the wayside I suppose, with batting common being devalued or no matter it’s,” Lowe stated. “To know that I had a full season within the Main Leagues and performed as a lot as I might and I hit .300, it’s really a blessing. It’s a variety of laborious work coming to fruition and it is an unbelievable feeling.”
For all of the highs and lows — of which there have been many — this season, Beasley emphasised embracing the occasions of the 12 months and never forgetting them when the Rangers finally come absolutely out of the opposite facet of the rebuild.
“I would like them to recollect this season, every part that occurred and the way issues occurred, every part that transpired,” Beasley stated. “We have now to take a look at ourselves, everybody, each man ought to take a look at themselves and simply mirror and say, ‘What might I’ve accomplished higher? What do I have to do higher going ahead?’ Finally, they wish to win a championship right here. That’s the last word objective.”