2. Martin Perez
Martin Perez already showed that he was willing to leave Texas when he tested free agency last winter. He didn't have much luck when it came to finding suitors, however, resulting in his accepting a one-year, $19.65 million qualifying offer.
The 32-year-old veteran is set to become a free agent at the end of the current season and will likely test the market again.
For starters, Perez didn't get the multi-year deal he wanted last season, so chances are he'll try his luck again. Second, it's tough to say whether the Rangers are even willing to match his potential contract demands.
After going 6-1 with a 3.83 ERA in his first 10 starts this season, Perez is 2-3 while pitching to a 6.23 ERA in his last 10 outings as of Thursday, Aug. 3. Those aren't exactly numbers worth north of $20 million per season.
Maybe Perez will step up to close out the season, or maybe he doesn't. Either way, if it looks like his 2022 All-Star campaign was a flash in the pan, don't expect Texas to shell out the cash to bring him back next year.