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.