3 positions of need for the Texas Rangers heading into the MLB Winter Meetings

The Texas Rangers won the World Series in 2023 but have some holes to fill heading into 2024. What positions are going to be key to get filled?

Oct 28, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy (15) takes the ball from
Oct 28, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy (15) takes the ball from / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The bullpen. It's been about the bullpen for a while now, and nothing has changed that. Well, most things haven't changed about that. The way that Leclerc and Sborz mowed through the playoffs was stuff of legends. Those two guys showed that when healthy, there isn't a situation that they can't handle. Their playoff performance will dictate how much Young is going to spend on the pen.

Texas Rangers need to add arms to the bullpen at the MLB Winter Meetings

The bullpen will have some new arms added to it, but will it be the expensive left arm of Josh Hader? It has been assumed that since the Rangers have a need in the bullpen and Hader is the best available arm out there, that the team will automatically go get him. That is a real possibility, but there are other teams in search of a lockdown closer, thus making the price tag pretty hefty.

Historically it hasn't been a great idea to pay a closer over the top prices because it can limit the amount of money available for other relivers. Plus, with the uncertainty with the TV money since Bally will be ending its contract early, it is unclear how much money over the next few years the Rangers will have at their disposal.

Although we aren't sure what the names will be, it is a near lock that the Rangers will have some new faces in the bullpen for 2024. As the MLB Winter Meetings get ready to start, some of those names might be known sooner rather than later.

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