The Texas Rangers have been one of the busiest teams this offseason.
Aside from the New York Mets, it’s hard to find a team who has had a more impactful offseason than Texas.
The team had spent big on Marcus Semien and Corey Seager last offseason, but had not addressed their pitching.
This offseason, Texas has been active in the starting pitcher market, acquiring veteran righty Jake Odorizzi from the Atlanta Braves and also signing starters Jacob deGrom, Andrew Heaney, and Nathan Eovaldi.
Often times, when teams spend big on pitchers, they draw criticism from other fans across Major League Baseball.
On Twitter, a Rangers fan reminded everybody why it is foolish to do that, especially when owners of other teams are so fiscally conservative.
Love watching the whole MLB community anxious to jump on the Rangers because we spend in free agency unlike their penny pinching owners. The rotation was the weakest part of the team by far last year and we brought in 4 guys to objectively make it better and deeper, deal with it
— Ben Patterson (@benpatterson33) January 3, 2023
The starting rotation was the biggest weakness for the Rangers.
Signing Jon Gray last offseason did not help matters.
But adding deGrom, Heaney, and Eovaldi to go next to Martin Perez gives them a scary rotation.
And it’s important that the Rangers have loaded up on pitching, especially while other teams who have glaring holes in their pitching staff such as the St. Louis Cardinals have been mostly dormant, despite the need for more pitching being quite clear.
The Rangers saw the holes in their rotation and knew that those holes needed to be addressed.
Now, they boast three solid starters at the top in deGrom, Perez, and Eovaldi and look to be in position to potentially challenge the Houston Astros in the AL West.