4 Former Rangers that Texas Will Regret Letting Walk in 2024

Just because the Texas Rangers won the 2023 World Series doesn't mean that they won't regret letting these four players walk this winter.

The Texas Rangers will regret letting SP Jordan Montgomery walk this offseason.
The Texas Rangers will regret letting SP Jordan Montgomery walk this offseason. / Jamie Squire/GettyImages
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3. DH/C Mitch Garver

Mitch Garver's breakout season was another key factor in the Rangers' title run.

Although injuries held him to just 87 games, the Albuquerque, NM native made the most of his playing time racking up 19 home runs and 50 RBIs while slashing .270/.370/.500 with 44 walks to 82 strikeouts. Had he been healthy enough to play all 162 games, Garver was on pace for 35 HRs and 93 RBIs — both of which would've been new personal bests.

Additionally, the 33-year-old suited up in 14 postseason games and while his .226 batting average wasn't special, he still smacked three round-trippers while driving in 14 runs along the way.

The AL West rival Seattle Mariners capitalized on Garver's heroics this offseason, signing the ex-Silver Slugger to a huge two-year, $24 million deal. In other words, the Rangers now have to see the former 31-HR hitter 13 times during the 2024 campaign, beginning with a three-game series at Globe Life Field from Apr. 23-25.

The Rangers had a top-five offense last season, so they'll likely still produce runs at a decent rate. At the same time, the lineup won't be as scary without Garver's bat in the lineup.