The offseason has been moving at a glacial pace as we are less than two weeks away from Christmas and just two months away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. The pace is picking up since Shohei Ohtani signed his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Texas Rangers have since lost Will Smith and Chris Stratton to the Kansas City Royals and Austin Hedges to the Cleveland Guardians. It was announced on Tuesday night that Jung Ho Lee agreed to $100+ million contract with the San Francisco Giants. Yet, Texas continues to wait. Fans are clamoring for Chris Young to be active. They want him to add to the team. They want to see movement. Chris Young though continues to be patient. The general manager who just led his team to the World Series has several reasons he can afford to be patient and not be compulsive. Lets go over those reasons.
4 Reasons why Texas is being patient this offseason
#1- Texas is World Series Champions
I would like to say this first. The entire organization is doing everything they can to repeat as champions. The fact that they did win a World Series removes the pressure that has hung over this franchise since 2011. The teams that are making drastic moves this offseason have that pressure to win now. The Yankees have not won a World Series since 2009 and have not even been to a World Series in that period. The Dodgers have not won a World Series in a 162-game season since 1988. The Giants have not advanced beyond the divisional round since 2014.
Texas still has that glow that envelopes an entire organization in the aftermath of winning a World Series. Tony Beasley was recognized in Virginia for being the third base coach of the Texas Rangers. Cody Bradford was surprised back home in Aledo, Texas when his high school retired his number. The postseason victory tour continues for this organization.
Chris Young is going to add players at a price that the organization can afford. He is going to add players that will help this team win. He will do it on his timetable. That could be in these 12 days before Christmas or sometime in January.