Despite finishing the 2021 season with a dismal 60-102 record, the Texas Rangers kicked off MLB offseason with some splashes. Texas added Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to the infield, and make some more under-the-radar additions with Jon Gray and Kole Calhoun. Martin Perez is the latest free agent to join this bunch, but a 60-win team left a lot of holes on the roster.
The good news is that there are still a few weeks left before Opening Day of the 2022 season arrives. If Texas wants to truly compete in the AL West, here are three moves the Rangers should make before the season gets underway.
Rangers Offseason Moves
1. Shore Up the Outfield
Texas' lineup will take on a whole new look thanks to the Seager-Semien combination. But the outfield is a mess aside from Adolis Garcia. Kole Calhoun was a nice way to build depth, though the Rangers should look to find capable starters in both corner outfield spots before Opening Day. There's enough free-agent talent to make this happen with the likes of Joc Pederson and Michael Conforto still on the market.
2. Give Cole Winn a Shot at the Rotation
Josh Jung's recent surgery dashes his chances of playing an everyday role for the roster in 2022. Texas does have other intriguing prospects. One that could help out the starting rotation is Cole Winn. Winn is ranked No. 3 in MLB.com's rankings after posting a 2.41 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A last year. He struck out 11.2 batters per nine innings and should have every opportunity to take over the fifth spot in Texas' rotation.
3. Add Bullpen Depth
Pitching, pitching, pitching is the main priority for Texas. The Rangers posted a somewhat decent 4.13 ERA but the current combination of Spencer Patton, Taylor Hearn and Josh Sborz leave some room for improvement. There's plenty of capable arms on the free-agent market that at the very least eat up innings. We all know the importance of bullpen depth in today's MLB so Texas should look at names like Ryan Tepera or Robert Gsellman.
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