3 Rangers Offseason Regrets That Could Prevent Repeating as World Series Champions

As Spring Training for the defending world champions gets underway and the offseason coming to an end. It is time to take a sober look at decisions by the Rangers front office as they move into the sustainability portion of the rebuild to avoid becoming the latest one-year wonder.

Oct 20, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) walks to the
Oct 20, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) walks to the / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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#3: Complacency

Everything has just felt off regarding this offseason.

Whether the questions regarding where the Rangers TV broadcasting deal resides in the future is the reason or not, it is starting to reek of an excuse as ownership becomes complacent coming off of the magic that was 2023.

It's hard to not look at what has transpired over the last few months and not think that if the Rangers lost in game 7 against Houston that Jordan Montgomery would be at spring training as we speak along with Josh Hader and maybe another key free agent acquisition.

It feels like ownership took a look at the World Series win and decided "one is enough." There's no sense of urgency to go out and win another, even as the reigning champs fall in the odds to win in 2024.

I hate to bring this kind of negativity into a franchise that, all things considered, is in a tremendous spot after arriving early last season.

But the next step after winning one is building a perennial contender. And having an offseason like Texas currently having does not breathe confidence in contending again in 2024.

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