If a pact is completed, it would represent an important early marker on the market for starters. There’s a bevy of hurlers and quite a few teams working on matches at the outset of free agency. Gibson ranked 19th on MLBTR’s list of the top fifty free agents.
It’ll be interesting to learn what sort of contract is under consideration. The Rangers surprised with early-winter, longer-than-expected deals in each of the past two offseasons. They’re expected to play at all levels of the market this time around.