The Texas Rangers wasted no time this offseason upgrading their pitching staff.
They signed two-time National League Cy Young Jacob deGrom to a five-year, $185 million contract, which finally gave them a true ace.
They also added Andrew Heaney, Nathan Eovaldi, and Jake Odorizzi to go with Jon Gray and Martin Perez.
Needless to say, the Rangers have been busy and appear to have built a strong ballclub for 2023 and beyond.
Bruce Bochy is now at the helm as the team’s manager as well.
This morning, Rangers star and 2022 Silver Slugger Nathaniel Lowe stopped by MLB Network to discuss the state of the club and what his expectations are for the new season.
"It's a good time to be a Texas Ranger."
2022 Silver Slugger Award winner Nathaniel Lowe joined us from #SpringTraining to discuss the busy offseason in Arlington.#MLBNHotStove | @SieraSantos | @jonmorosi | @Rangers pic.twitter.com/LmZAqBYdMM
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Lowe first discussed the adjustments he made for the 2022 season and how they ultimately paid off for him, stressing the importance of dominating on offense and on defense, as well as perfecting his baserunning skills.
He believes that the hard work ultimately paid off and will serve him well in 2023.
Lowe was then asked by Jon Morosi about how a full spring training could help the Rangers this season.
Of course, spring training was abbreviated due to the lockout last year.
Lowe talked about how he already felt they were in a good spot last year but that now, the team is ready to take the next step.
Harold Reynolds asked the slugger about his thoughts on the team’s additions.
Lowe said it was encouraging to see the organization be so committed to winning and that it’s an exciting time to be a part of the Rangers.NEXT: MLB World Reacts To Today’s Jacob deGrom News