New Year’s Resolutions for the Texas Rangers in 2019

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 23: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers tries to avoid getting showered with sports drink after the 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners in the final home game of the season at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 23: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers tries to avoid getting showered with sports drink after the 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners in the final home game of the season at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – JUNE 24: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers fields the hit by Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 24, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – JUNE 24: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers fields the hit by Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 24, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Figure Out Your Long-Term Plans in the Outfield

The Rangers know they have this problem and 2019 is the year to do something about it. Right now Texas has a logjam of outfielders at the Major League level and in their minor league system. Texas needs to choose between Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara and Willie Calhoun and ensure that the players they stick with get ample playing time.

At this point, delaying the inevitable can only backfire on Texas. If Joey Gallo is your best option in right field, it’s time to move Mazara. If you don’t think Calhoun fits defensively and only works as a DH, it’s time to move him on to. Texas has to figure this out and get their core set as they move through this period of transition and rebuild.

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