3 players who should absolutely not return to the Texas Rangers in 2023
Most of the current pitching staff
Instead of naming a specific player in this spot, why not just single out an entire staff?
The Texas Rangers pitching staff has been bad in 2022. Outside of a select handful of names like Martin Perez, Jon Gray, Taylor Hearn, Jonathan Hernandez and Brock Burke, almost no one else among this group has done anything to make fans feel good about the state of the pitching heading into 2023.
It’s time for a near-complete overhaul of a pitching staff that ranks 21st in baseball with a combined ERA of 4.22. There are promising pitching prospects afoot like Cole Winn, Jack Leiter and others, but to rely on them to become saviors right away would be an ill-advised strategy, especially for an organization that has been notoriously bad at developing pitching internally.
Both the starters and the bullpen have had their moments this season, like former closer Jose Leclerc blowing some recent save chances. If the Texas Rangers truly want to become contenders in 2023, it’s time to invest in a bullpen this team can feel good about late in games, in addition to a starting rotation littered with question marks.