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Texas Rangers 2021 - 2022 Offseason Thread

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the problem is that other teams are thinking laterally while apparently the Rangers FO isn't. they have targets but instead of pursuing all at the same time they are keying on #1 on their pursuit list and then #2 and then #3.

i think that's what happened with Rendon. he was their #1 target and by the time they knew he was signing with LAA their other possible targets had already signed

Beyond them saying they will be active in free agency and having been in contact with several players, I personally don't think there's enough to label what the FO is thinking.

I also don't get what other teams going after small fish has to do with the Rangers. For quite a while now, the understanding was that the Rangers would be going after big fish.

And i will never understand the hard-on this board has for Rendon. "Lowballing" him was one of the smartest things the FO has ever done.
 
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Lowballing" him was one of the smartest things the FO has ever done.
Yes, sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, even in negotiating.

I just wouldn't count on being lucky very often.
 

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Beyond them saying they will be active in free agency and having been in contact with several players, I personally don't think there's enough to label what the FO is thinking.

I also don't get what other teams going after small fish has to do with the Rangers. For quite a while now, the understanding was that the Rangers would be going after big fish.

And i will never understand the hard-on this board has for Rendon. "Lowballing" him was one of the smartest things the FO has ever done.
Not against Rendon. I am just against insane money to athlets. Hell fire anything can happen to them but I know it's the market and can't do much about it. Rendon is a classic example. There are others too. But it was indeed the smartest thing FO has done in a long.
 

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To me, I am not concerned with these other free agents being taken off the board. There are some starting pitchers I would still like to see taken so the Rangers can't make a mistake with them.

My only concern is that we haven't gotten anything done in almost 3 full weeks. This years free agent signing period will most likely be a lot shorter than most others. Normally, 3 weeks into free agency would still be early. This year, at that point, we are only days away from a mad frantic rush to finish. We are getting close to the equivalent of being at the end of January.

I don't care if Marte, Canha, and Syndergaard are taken as well as several others.
 

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Rendon was going to be an iffy pickup to begin with, only due to our window not starting when he was signed. We still had some rebuilding to go. Once 2020 became 2020 and all of our prospects would have to be ready a year later than we had thought, then in hindsight, Rendon would have been a huge mistake.

That being said, the ineptness of the negotiations is still a stain on our front office. They were very lucky that JD took a terrible tact with Boras, but it is still telling that he did. Being lucky was better than doing a good job in negotiating then, but don't count on ineptness being the winning ticket again.
 

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I’m just glad none of the bigger guys have signed.
I’ll wait to pass judgment on the FO once it’s clear there are no more fish to catch.
Until then I’ll keep faith that we will get at least 1 if not 2 major FA
Probably a SS a SP and maybe even Seiya Suzuki?
 

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Beyond them saying they will be active in free agency and having been in contact with several players, I personally don't think there's enough to label what the FO is thinking.

I also don't get what other teams going after small fish has to do with the Rangers. For quite a while now, the understanding was that the Rangers would be going after big fish.

And i will never understand the hard-on this board has for Rendon. "Lowballing" him was one of the smartest things the FO has ever done.
i'm glad we missed on Rendon, my point was that supposedly the FO had other players on their list but because of their singlemindedness they were gone when they missed on Rendon. thinking laterally you go after all your targets at the same time
 
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