#2 The quality depth Texas has built
Chris Young now and Jon Daniels before him has built a formidable organization with depth all over the field. The outfield is set with Evan Carter in left, Leody Taveras in center, and Adolis Garcia in right. The infield is set with Josh Jung at third, Corey Seager at short, Marcus Semien at second, Nathaniel Lowe at first, and Jonah Heim at catcher. That lineup is set for 2024 and multiple seasons after.
The rotation is potentially set as well. If no moves are made the rotation will line up with Nathan Eovaldi, Max Scherzer, Jon Gray, Dane Dunning, and Andrew Heaney. Texas I am sure would love to add more depth to the rotation. They absolutely can win plenty of games with those five in the rotation. That could keep them from bidding outrageously to retain Jordan Montgomery or going after Blake Snell. They are more likely to wait on the second tier of starting pitchers. Just remember Jacob deGrom could be ready by August for the final 50 games.
The area that probably needs the most help is the bullpen, but even that has enough depth if they just want to add to the back of the bullpen. Jose Leclerc and Josh Sborz will return for 2024 and Texas just added Kirby Yates to the late innings. The rest of the bullpen could be filled with internal options. Pitchers such as Jonathan Hernandez, Brett Martin, Brock Burke, Grant Anderson, Cody Bradford, and maybe Marc Church.
Chris Young can look at this roster and know he is negotiating from a position of strength. He can go to camp with the team he has and feel confident. He knows he has a good product to sell to these free agents. He can sell them on being able to join a winning team. If Texas being patient is causing you to worry just remember the team that has already been assembled and will return in 2024.