February 28, 2021

The Texas Rangers’ Productive Offseason Will Fall Victim to a Stacked American League (Baseball Essential)


The Texas Rangers had a great offseason, but it has attracted little attention. Why? So many teams made big moves, too. Bigger than that, the American League is stacked.

Rangers president Jon Daniels improved nearly every aspect of his roster this offseason. In fact, the Rangers had one of the most active offseasons in the sport pertaining to adding new players.

Here’s what Texas has done this offseason:

Last season Kluber made just seven starts due to an elbow injury and posted a 5.80 ERA across those outings. On the other hand, this is a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner. He gets great movement on his off-speed pitches, as well as a low 90s fastball, pitches deep into games, and logs strikeouts at a high rate.

Gibson and Lyles are each coming off mixed seasons. Gibson was unable to build off his successful 2018 campaign, recording a 4.84 ERA and not giving Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli the confidence to send him to the hill for a playoff start. While he turned it around with the Milwaukee Brewers down the stretch of last season, Lyles has been unable to garner consistency on the rubber, whether it be as a starter or reliever.

Maybe the Rangers can help…

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