OAKLAND -- Count Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward among those who believe in the Oakland A's this postseason.
Woodward had plenty of compliments for the Green and Gold ahead of Sunday's series finale, as reported by MLB.com's Martín Gallegos.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward on the A’s: “I wouldn’t be surprised if they won the World Series. Their bat quality, way they are pitching, all these arms, way they play defense, they’re making every fricken play. Guys I never heard of making plays, They have a lot to play for.”— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) September 22, 2019
It certainly makes sense that Woodward is impressed by the A's. After all, Oakland has won 13 of 18 games against the Rangers this season, including the last seven. Through two games this weekend, the A's have outscored Texas 20-3.
Oakland is also playing its best baseball of the season at the right time. The A's have won 10 of their last 11 games and 15 of their last 18.
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Still, Oakland's path to a potential World Series will be treacherous. If they can get past the wild-card round, the A's will likely have to beat the Astros, Yankees, and Dodgers in succession.
But it's nice to know that Chris Woodward has faith.