No matter what, bullpen roles must be established
Jeff Banister has shown the tendency to shakeup the bullpen ever since he became the Texas Rangers manager. Frankly, it hasn’t worked. The Rangers bullpen was bad last season and it is bad so far this season.
Banister must establish some structure within the pen. He doesn’t have to abide by the suggestions in this article, but he does need to give his relievers defined roles. This will enable preparedness and consistency.
We’ll see how Banister decides to play it. The Texas Rangers relief unit has potential. It consists of a nice mix of young and veteran arms. Each member of their pen is capable of having a good season. But, for whatever reason, almost every member has struggled out of the gates. Adjustments need to be made; a structure needs to be established.