Texas Rangers: 5 Offseason Likelihoods

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Sep 26, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter

Prince Fielder

(84) is congratulated by teammates for hitting a two run RBI single against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. Astros won 9 to 7. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

With the Winter Meeting just around the corner, the Texas Rangers offseason is about to kick up in full force. Here are five things to expect from the Rangers this offseason

The MLB Winter Meetings begin next week in Nashville and that means baseball rumors are about to pick up in a big way. Blockbuster trades don’t always headline the festivities but that doesn’t make the next week noneventful by any means.

The Winter Meeting are a time for respective clubs around MLB to start kicking the tires on players, agents, and fellow clubhouses. It’s a time when general managers tip their hands and give us a taste of their offseason plans. There’s smokescreens, posturing, negotiating, and just good old-fashioned BS.

The Texas Rangers are an especially curious team given their current standing. Last season they were riddled with injury yet found a way to overcome, win the division, and make a little noise in the playoffs. Are they only a player or two away from being legit contenders or do they need some developing and patience to find success again?

Will the Texas Rangers be big-money buyers or will they be frugal investors? Who are they getting, who are they retaining, and who are they likely to let go? There are many questions that must be answered this winter and hopefully the Winter Meetings will shed some light on these issues.

But even before the Winter Meetings begin, there are many things we already know (or think we know). Here are five likelihoods of the Texas Rangers offseason…

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