Rangers: Corey Seager: 13-36, 3 HR, 9 R, 9 RBI, .361/.439/.694
This team. Man, do they have some guys who dominate the Mariners. We start with Kyle's brother, Corey Seager. I remember back when he was a free agent, plenty of Mariners fans were hoping that Corey would end up in Seattle. Maybe if things would've ended a little more amicably with Kyle, they would've had a better shot at getting Corey. It sure would've helped in 2023, as he destroyed the Mariners when they played.
9 R and 9 RBI with a near 440 OBP really hurts to see. Think about what that would be over the course of a season... that's pushing 150 RBI, 150 R, and 50 HR. That's the kinda smackdown he put on the Mariners in their games against the younger Seager.
Rangers: Marcus Semien: 15-53, 4 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 11 R, .283/.333/.585
Well, it wasn't 17, but Semien still scored a lot of runs against the Mariners. Semien had more at-bats since Seager missed some time with an injury early in the season. He didn't do as much damage per AB that Seager did, but it seemed like he always got a big hit when it mattered. It ticks Mariners fans off even more when you realize that Semien reportedly didn't even want to meet with the Mariners in free agency.
Rangers: Jonah Heim: 13-44, 1 HR, 14 RBI, .295/.340/.432
Sure, this has all been Rangers up to this point, but this guy. Man, I can't stand Jonah Heim ever since last season when he had the back-to-back walk-off wins against the Mariners. He only had a single homer against them this season, but 14 RBI was the most against the Mariners by any player. It wasn't that his slash line was amazing, but 14 RBI just sucks as a fan. Whenever he came to the plate with someone on base, he drove them in.
Hmmm. Maybe, just maybe, spending money on prime hitters makes your team better and your offense better. Just a thought. Maybe someone should tell John Stanton about that.