Grading GM Chris Young’s first offseason with the Texas Rangers
Chris Young’s first Texas Rangers off-season: Final thoughts
General Manager Chris Young took the reins in early December, making move after move.
He brought in young, controllable talent, as well as plenty of veteran pieces to help shore up depth at the minor league levels.
Drew Butera, his former battery mate, will be in camp with a chance to the Opening Day roster.
He also brought back several former Rangers in Delino DeShields, Spencer Patton, and once top prospect Luis Ortiz.
Overall, Chris Young has done a tremendous job of redirecting the Texas Rangers into their youth movement, while still fielding an interesting and competitive team.
No, they won’t be postseason bound in 2021, but with the amount of payroll coming off the books next offseason, as well as the emergence of top prospects (looking at you, Josh Jung and Leody Taveras),the Texas Rangers will ready to spend and jump back into contention much sooner than we may expect.
Overall, Chris Young did a tremendous job in his first offseason as the Texas Rangers general manager.
Therefore, I’d grade Chris Young with an A- for his work during the 2020-2021 offseason.
And who knows, many teams make last minute signings or trades right before or during spring training.
We may not have seen the last of his moves this offseason.