The Texas Rangers were one of the worst teams in baseball in 2021. They lost 102 games and, as you might expect, had issues all over the diamond. However, like the Colorado Rockies, the Rangers think that they can make a few steps forward to being a contending team in 2022.
The only difference between the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers is that, before the lockout, the Rangers actually made a few moves to try to do it.
The Rangers signed shortstop Corey Seager, second baseman Marcus Semien, former Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray, and outfielder Kole Calhoun for a combined $561.2 million. The Rockies have spent exactly zero dollars and zero cents on free agents to a major league contract from outside of the organization this offseason.
Whenever the lockout ends, the Rockies will have to make some trades and/or free agent signings to even get to where they were last season (a 74-win team) let alone closer to the playoff picture than they were.
The Rangers will have to add more as well as outside of those additions, their team is, frankly, close to barren of talent, at least of what they have shown thus far at the major league level. But they could decide to trade away some players from their team as well.
After today, we will be done with the American League and we will head on over to the National League, where we will start in the National League East with the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves.
So here are four players off of the Texas Rangers 40-man roster that the Colorado Rockies should (or could) look at as a trade target.