Free Agent #1- Justin Turner
The 39-year old veteran still is putting up solid numbers year-in and year-out. His batting average is not what it once was. He does not hit for as much power as he once did. He still is productive and a good veteran to have in the clubhouse. He also was long time teammates with Corey Seager in LA and comes with a winning pedigree. Turner in 2023 at 38-years old had a .276 batting average, 23 home runs, and 96 RBIs. He also had a .345 on-base percentage and an .800 OPS. Turner increased his home runs, RBIs, OPS, and games played from 2022 to 2023. He is clearly not showing signs of aging that are typically shown by players in the late 30's.
Turner would be a great add for the Texas Rangers because he can become their primary DH, but also sub for Josh Jung and Nathaniel Lowe on the corners and provide them days off if needed. Turner also is not going to command a large salary. His base salary last season was 8.3 million. He is likely going to command less than that on a one-year deal.
The Texas Rangers and Justin Turner would be a good match because Texas can guarantee playing time for Turner at DH and the corner infield positions. Turner can give Texas solid production at those positions at hopefully a price that Texas can afford.