If the Texas Rangers make any major moves this offseason, they will certainly be geared towards starting pitching. Here are a few SPs Texas should give an extended look.
To the surprise of many, this Texas Rangers offseason is not geared towards a rebuild. The gauge seems to be at the midway point between rebuild mode and aggressive mode. The Rangers could do nothing significant, or they could make a bold move that very few saw coming.
It’s unlikely the front office opts to trade away any of the team’s established young talent. Texas has done a nice job of stocking up on young pitching in recent drafts and they’ll likely continue with that approach in upcoming drafts. If they have good young pitching then it makes sense for them to maintain their good young hitting.
Thus, drifting away from rebuild mode means drifting towards aggressive mode. Starting pitching remains the biggest weakness among the Rangers roster. That is the obvious area to upgrade.
While the SP market is not off the charts this offseason, there are a few arms worthy of serious consideration. Serious consideration, as in a certain willingness to possibly even overspend. Let’s pinpoint those three arms…