The Texas Rangers are expected to be very active this offseason.
The team finished 68-94 during the regular season and fell short of the postseason for the sixth straight season, but they are one of a few teams who appear to be prepared to make a move for one of the top starting pitchers available on the free agent market.
But according to a report from SNY, the Rangers are “more confident” about being able to land Rodon that they are deGrom, which could mean that they are zeroing in on the left-hander.
— SNY (@SNYtv) November 28, 2022
Could Rodon Sign With The Rangers?
Rodon, 29, went 14-8 with a 2.88 ERA in 31 starts with the San Francisco Giants.
The veteran ace had signed a two-year, $44 million deal with San Francisco after the conclusion of the lockout.
The deal included a player opt-out clause after the first year, which Rodon obviously exercised in order to become a free agent for the second consecutive year.
After multiple struggles with injuries, Rodon emerged as a frontline starter in his final season with the Chicago White Sox and repeated his success in what could prove to be his only season with the Giants.
But signing the veteran left-hander would give the Rangers a chance to contend for the first time in six years.
With an ace such as Rodon in their rotation, they could potentially put themselves in a position to compete for a spot in the postseason in 2023.