Texas Rangers Winter Meetings: What to Watch for this Week
By Kenneth Nash
Sunday marks the beginning of the annual Winter Meetings and the Texas Rangers could be a busy club as they chase an elite free agent.
The Texas Rangers have been an involved player in free agency all offseason thus far and that likely will increase with the start of the Winter Meetings. Sunday marks the beginning of the annual week long convergence of organizations, players and the league and the Texas Rangers could be a busy club as they chase an elite free agent.
So far this offseason we’ve seen the Rangers add a pair of free agent pitchers in Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles. They’ve also made their intentions fairly clear that they want to address third base and are pursuing the top position player available, Anthony Rendon, to help solve that issue with Josh Donaldson as a very good Plan B. In addition to those plans, they remain in the mix on top FA starter Gerrit Cole while also being a team floated about in rumors regarding Hyun-Jin Ryu, Madison Bumgarner and Marcell Ozuna.
In fact, to say it’s already been a busy offseason is actually probably a bit of an understatement. But now with every organization together in San Diego for the Winter Meetings along with free agents, the representatives of those free agents, and a number of other league personnel, the storylines including the Rangers are guaranteed to heat up. So over the course of the next week, what storylines are we following most closely and what topics are we watching for involving the Texas Rangers.