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Little news at winter meetings on Day 1, so let’s talk Rangers bullpen

(AP photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)



NASHVILLE — One thing beat writers do really well is making something out of nothing, which is done out of necessity.

The need arose Monday after Rangers general manager Chris Young said on Day 1 of the winter meetings that he had a whole lot of nothing for the local scribes.

No signings or trades to report, he said at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, but plenty of conversations about signings and trades. Nothing too specific, especially about free agents who played elsewhere in 2023 (read: Shohei Ohtani).

Young reiterated that the Rangers want a proven major-league starting pitcher for the rotation and some relievers to add to the bullpen, an area that he acknowledged needs improvement.

The Rangers have made one bullpen move this season.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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  1. deGrom Texas Ranger December 4, 2023

    That Clase deal was a reliever and a bench bat for a Cy Young winner. This is like Brock Burke after last year for Burnes or Bieber at that time. You should make that deal 100% of the time. Now, after spending 20 MM on Perez last year, maybe they can spend that money on Hader or 3 different elite relievers.

    1. Jeff Wilson December 5, 2023

      I’m not saying it was a bad trade. It just didn’t work out.

  2. srptex December 5, 2023

    Did not realize Huff had the 4th year option. That is good news for the Rangers.

    1. Jeff Wilson December 5, 2023

      We all thought he was as well.


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