A recent poll conducted by the Nolan Writin’ staff shows that Texas Rangers fans are generally satisfied by what the team has managed to accomplish this off-season so far.
That seems about right, given that the Rangers committed $561 million in free agency before the MLB lockout, landing big names Corey Seager and Marcus Semien while upgrading the rotation with Jon Gray and the outfield in Kole Calhoun.
Of course, Texas’ work isn’t done yet. After the lockout is lifted, the Rangers are expected to continue their pursuit of roster additions, including a Clayton Kershaw signing and a Matt Olson trade, among other items.
But the key word here is satisfied. After many off-seasons prior of disappointment and coming up short, the Texas Rangers broke through in a huge way last December, finally giving their fans the free agency splash they’ve long deserved. And now, the team has the best middle infield in baseball. That had to make fans satisfied, and the poll results reflect such sentiments.
Texas Rangers fans are satisfied with their team’s work this off-season, but also want more
Nearly two-thirds of voters expressed that they would be satisfied, a solid majority.
One can be satisfied while also being disappointed if the Rangers fail to make any more moves this off-season, especially given the expectation that the team will be active once the freeze thaws.
For the most part, though, Texas Rangers fans have had little to complain to about this winter.
It’s an interesting position for the organization to be in. The public pressure to sign free agents no longer exists after going on a frenzy, yet there’s still more work to be done. Hopefully Jon Daniels and Chris Young have gained the fanbase’s trust by backing their words with meaningful actions.
We have a feeling the Texas Rangers have a few more moves up their sleeves prior to taking the field in 2022, but as the team currently stands, things are looking bright for the future.