Will Smith (not the actor and not the Los Angeles Dodgers catcher) is currently making headlines for being the first MLB player to win three consecutive World Series with three different teams, despite not appearing in the postseason at all for the 2022 Houston Astros. In the 2023 postseason, Smith was Aroldis Chapman-levels of the bad kind of dangerous. Every time he took the mound, Rangers fans held their collective breath and hoped for the best. In Game 4 of this World Series, his 2/3 of an inning led to a scary hint of a Diamondbacks ninth-inning comeback when he became responsible for two runs off of a Gabriel Moreno single.
Smith is another lefty bullpen arm the Rangers will probably lose this offseason, but given the Rangers' reputation for having an absolutely abysmal, negatively game changing bullpen, the potential loss of so many could mean a fresh start next year. Smith is also another pitcher with a pretty absurd contract ($13.33 million this year) that will best be gotten off the Texas ledger.