Not cutting it.

So far, anything but a dynamic duo.

Seager and Semien.

$325 million for ten years and $175 million for seven years.

This is Year One. So far, it hasn’t been what anyone would call a success.

Every time Corey Seager goes to the plate, the Rangers TV announcers are quick to point out he has the most home runs of any shortstop in baseball.

That’s true. He hit his twelfth home run last night. But he’s tied for tenth in hits by a shortstop. Second to last in doubles by a shortstop. He’s fifteenth out of nineteen qualifying shortstops in batting average and on-base percentage. Only three shortstops have committed more errors.

The talking heads don’t mention that.

After last night’s 1-for-4, Corey Seager is hitting .224 with an OPS of .706, which is on the low end of average.

After Marcus Semien’s magical double header Tuesday in Cleveland, he has reverted back to being the Semien of 2022, going 1-for-8 with no RBIs. 

So far, Semien is hitting .218 with a .662 OPS. That’s riding the bench territory.

After scratching and clawing their way to .500 with an 17-10 May, the Rangers have turned around and gone 2-7 so far in June.

Offence has disappeared. Offense has let them down.

Seager and Semien.

It starts at the top. And, with the Rangers, that’s where it ends.