The 2017 season isn’t over yet, but it’s always good to be prepared for the future. What kind of changes do the Texas Rangers need to make to compete in 2018?
There’s been plenty to get frustrated over when watching the Texas Rangers this season. A roster loaded with talented veterans that just can’t seem to put it all together just yet. How difficult of an issue is this to fix over the course of one off-season?
It actually shouldn’t be too difficult for the Rangers to fix these issues. The Rangers have many veteran players that are pending free agency. That usually isn’t a good sign for an organization, but could be a blessing for Texas.
The organization has created a logjam with their MLB roster and minor league system. Having some of these veteran players depart this off-season could open doors for younger players to make an impact in Arlington.
Slugger Joey Gallo wasn’t even guaranteed a roster spot on Opening Day and now is an everyday player for Texas. The injury to Adrian Beltre opened up a door for Gallo, but the departure of veterans this off-season could open up more opportunities.
It remains to be seen what general manager Jon Daniels wants to focus on this off-season. These three areas should be addressed this off-season, and could turn Texas into potential champions in 2018.