There has been a whole lot to like about the Texas Rangers' 2023 season. They sport one of the league's best offenses and were aggressive at the trade deadline to address their starting rotation when injuries to guys like Jacob deGrom and Nathan Eovaldi threatened to derail their season. This is a team that knows that their competitive window is now and has put their money where their mouth is.
A quick look at the Rangers' roster does not seem to show much in the way of holes in 2023. Their lineup is the best in the American League and only trails the Braves' offense in all of MLB although it is quite close. The starting rotation has certainly had some key injuries, but acquiring two of the better arms available at the trade deadline in Max Scherzer and Jordan Montgomery solves a lot of ills.
However, this roster is not perfect and the Rangers do have a few players that could be on their way to playing elsewhere after the 2023 season.
Here are 4 Rangers who are playing their way out of the team's 2024 plans
To be clear, putting a guy's name on this list does not mean it is a mortal lock they won't play for Texas next season nor does it mean that they are completely irredeemable as baseball players. These are simply the guys that have things about their profile that makes one question whether they deserve a roster spot on a good team like the Rangers. While a lot of teams make these sorts of judgments easy as they have objectively bad players on their rosters, Texas is a lot tougher to parse in this way and that is a credit to the roster depth the front office has built.
Anyways, enough of the rules and explanation. Let's take a look at 4 players could be playing their way out off of Texas's roster after the 2023 season.