10 free agent signings that would most impact the Texas Rangers
6. Nick Castellanos
Castellanos could very reasonably be higher on the list but comes in at 6. He is opting out of his contract in Cincinnati after a career year that saw him hit for personal bests in batting average (.309), and home runs (34).
He does play outfield like the aforementioned Suzuki and is more a of sure bet offensively but it’s his higher price tag that lowers him. Castellanos will be 30 years old for the ’22 season and is probably looking for a 5 year/ $125 million or more contract. That would put him out of play if the Texas Rangers were to sign a SS/Kershaw for example, meaning he would only become a priority if the team misses out on higher ranked targets.
Castellanos would still be an incredibly valuable player to obtain, though, as you can see by his numbers. For a team starved for offense like the Texas Rangers, this seems like a no-brainer.