The Texas Rangers have locked up Jose Leclerc long-term. Which of their young studs is next to earn a contract extension?
With free agents such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado taking so long to sign, players are starting to get worried that they may go through the wringer if hitting free agency. As a result, they’re looking to sign extensions with their current teams to push back free agency. The Texas Rangers extended Jose Leclerc‘s contract yesterday. Who’s the next Ranger to benefit from an extension?
Of course, all players are aware of what’s been going on with the market. Avoiding an intimidating market is one motive, but a pay raise and added security are the primary motives when discussing contract extensions.
Given the free agent scare, and the Rangers’ current standing, it seems like now would be the perfect time for the them to extend a few contracts. Let’s take a look at some of the Rangers that are still under club control (using the earliest free agent times from Baseball Reference)…