Texas Rangers: Grading the Bullpen
It’s hard to be down Jonathan Hernandez, Jose Leclerc AND Matt Bush in one season, but that’s where the Texas Rangers’ bullpen stands in 2021, and they’ve struggled as a result.
However, there’s more than meets the eye with this group.
For example, closer Ian Kennedy (when healthy) has been pretty effective at the end of games. Lefties Brett Martin and John King have become weapons for Chris Woodward in middle relief, as has the surprising righty Spencer Patton. Even veterans Josh Sborz and Joely Rodriguez have been solid in most cases, save for a few blow ups.
It’s not an ideal bullpen by any means, but considering the Rangers have had to patch things together in the wake of injuries, they’ve been an OK group. Not much more than that, though.