Texas Rangers: Revisiting 2019 New Year’s Resolutions One Year Later

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Adrian Beltre #29 after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 14, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Adrian Beltre #29 after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 14, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 09: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers participates in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 09: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers participates in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Resolution #2: Figure Out Your Long-Term Plans in the Outfield

Writing this on December 31st, 2018, I didn’t really expect the amount of change we saw in the Texas Rangers outfield. At the time, we knew about the logjam of left-handed hitting outfielders the club had at the big league level. While we would’ve loved to see it address sooner, Texas finally started to thin out that crew this offseason.

We resolved to decide who of Joey Gallo, Willie Calhoun and Nomar Mazara fit into the long-term plans and who didn’t. The organization eventually settled on Nomar Mazara considering he had yet another underwhelming season and was blocking Joey Gallo from becoming an everyday right fielder. While the outfield isn’t full set for 2020, it does seem that long-term the club wants to continue with Calhoun and Gallo, although the former could end up a DH once Shin-Soo Choo is out of contract.

Verdict: Completed-ish. Still some planning to go.

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