3 Rangers players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

The Rangers had some roster turnover this offseason.
Texas Rangers catcher Mitch Garver (18) hits a fly ball
Texas Rangers catcher Mitch Garver (18) hits a fly ball / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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The Texas Rangers will be looking to duplicate their success from 2023 with another World Series championship. Bruce Bochy, in his first year at the helm, led the Rangers to their first-ever World Championship and the future Hall of Famer hopes to improve his eventual standing among the greatest to ever do it by hanging another banner at Globe Life Park.

But the Rangers have undergone a bit of a makeover this offseason. While Adolis Garcia, Corey Seager, and Marcus Semien will be back with the club in 2024, several players were lost to free agency this winter.

Though not every player will be missed, there are a couple of players Rangers fans would've preferred to see return to Arlington in 2024. Which three players are Rangers' fans glad to see go, and which two do the fanbase wish had stuck around to help the team repeat?

3 Rangers players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

Rangers fans will be glad to be rid of Aroldis Chapman

Chapman is one of the more polarizing pitchers Major League Baseball has ever seen. Chapman has been elite in times throughout his career, while also crumbling under the pressure in big moments. The lefty struggled during the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles last fall. Despite not allowing an earned run during the series, the flamethrower issued four walks in under two frames.

Chapman was a trade acquisition midway through last season after the southpaw inked a one-year deal with the Kansas City Royals during the 2022-23 offseason. He looked dominant prior to the trade, but couldn't maintain it after coming to Texas. Chapman posted a 1.69 FIP prior to the deal and a 3.36 FIP after the transaction. The southpaw didn't allow a single homer to leave the yard while pitching in Kansas City, but allowed 1.2 home runs per nine innings after joining the Rangers.

It's hard to say that Texas won't miss the high number of strikeouts that Chapman provided in 2023, but the left-hander blew three saves in seven attempts and will be heading into his age-36 season -- that's not good enough to justify bringing him back to Arlington in 2024.

Chapman inked a $10.5 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this offseason to make his departure official.