Free agency will begin in 15 days or less, and the Texas Rangers are poised to loosen the pursestrings and pursue "top players" in the class. Now with all but two teams making their plans for the offseason, any kind of noise surrounding potential targets should catch the attention of fans.
DALLAS — Since Mitch Moreland departed and Prince Fielder was forced to retire in 2016, the Texas Rangers have needed stability at first base. After the 2021 season, we may have seen the beginning of it.
On this date in franchise history, the Texas Rangers finally did it. They finally reached the World Series. On Oct. 22, 2010, the Rangers returned from New York for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.
WHITT’S END: 10.22.21 Whether you’re at the end of your coffee, your day, your week or even your rope, welcome to Whitt’s End … *As someone who habitually buys green bananas, I admit to keeping an eye on the near future.
DALLAS — It won't be long now. The *if necessary* Game 7 of the World Series is scheduled for Nov. 3. Free agency starts five days afterwards. If you check your calendars, that means the offseason bidding war for a deep class of free agents begins in 18 days or less.
The upcoming free agent class of shortstops are going to be the most discussed topic of the baseball offseason, outside of the negotiations between Major League Baseball and the Players Association over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
We all love projections, don’t we? This offseason, the Rangers are one of the most intriguing teams considering their reported amount of financial resources and their aspirations to make a playoff push perhaps as soon as 2023.
On Oct. 17, 2013, Nolan Ryan resigned as the chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. It was Ryan's second stint with the franchise. Ryan pitched for the Rangers at the end of his career, from 1989 to 1993.
The San Diego Padres have moved on from manager Jayce Tingler, and could have their eyes set on a former Texas Rangers skipper. According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, Atlanta Braves third base coach Ron Washington is "believed to be among those under consideration" for the Padres' vacant managerial position.
He didn’t break camp with the Rangers, but was called up on April 26. He appeared in eight games over the next seven weeks, including four starts, but was mostly ineffective. Over 29 innings he put up a 5.59 ERA and 6.55 FIP.
The 2021-22 free agent class is deep. Really deep. With only $28 million on the books in 2022, and only $6 million in 2023, the Texas Rangers are primed to act on their word and flip the switch from "tear-down" mode to "let's starting adding" mode.
On this date in Texas Rangers history, the Rangers hired Doug Melvin to be their general manager. On Oct. 10, 1994, with the World Series canceled due to an impasse between the players’ union and the owners in Major League Baseball, the Rangers tapped Melvin to replace Tom Grieve.
The Rangers enter the offseason with a lot of questions to answer. The one consensus from Wednesday’s after-the-season press conference is the Rangers are looking at an active winter by free agent means.
The Rangers 2021 season concluded Sunday. The club finished with 102 losses, the second-most in franchise history. There’s a lot of work to be done in the offseason, but I saw a lot of growth, and so did Isiah Kiner-Falefa.