Offseason Chat Transcript: Texas Rangers

It wasn’t Adams’ fault as much as the questions.
People try to apply fantasy baseball team logic to real-world MLB team problems.

The Rangers need starting pitching, not another catcher or somebody’s hotshot young outfielder.

Fans who follow the team seem to think the Rangers will (1) sign a big-money starting pitcher, hopefully deGrom, (2) sign or trade for another starting pitcher, hopefully Rodon or Senga and (3) add a corner outfield bat. (Haniger? Gallo?) If they have enough cash left for a closer, yes, that, too.

The infield is set with Seager, Semien, Lowe and Jung. The outfield has Garcia and probably Taveras, who just turned 24 and whose numbers would have been much better except for tailing off in September (as young players who aren’t used to the six-month MLB grind will do).

The same can be said for Heim at catcher. Heim had a .780 OPS in mid-August before tiring and slumping while starting 50% more games than he’d ever played before.
It seems the Rangers are just fine with a catcher tandem of Garver, Heim and Huff.

And nobody talks about what could be the biggest off-season acquisition — new manager Bruce Bochy.


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