Will the Texas Rangers buy, sell, or stay put at the Winter Meetings?
By Travis Koch
Or, will the Rangers just stay put?
The Rangers don’t have to do anything. It’s not like they’re a move away from making the playoffs or from ranking as the #1 farm system in baseball. Withholding their aggression until next offseason or the offseason after that would be understandable.
They can nickel and dime the free agency market to fill their 40-man roster and carry on with the 2019 season. No one would blame Jon Daniels if he handled the offseason in a passive manner.
The only downside pertains to the fans. Texas Rangers fans would have to endure another shoulder-shrugging season. A great year from Gallo or Mazara or Odor may get butts in seats, but that doesn’t mean the Rangers would be a winning team.
Frankly, there wasn’t much exciting about last season. Texas was out of the AL West race by the end of May and the embarrassing starting rotation made the team really tough to watch.
A repeat of 2018 would be a nightmare for Rangers fans. It’s up to Daniels. He may ask for fans to deal with one more bad season before the turnaround.