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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4. LHP Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman wasn't with the Rangers to begin the 2023 campaign, but it didn't take him long to become a fan favorite after being acquired from the Kansas City Royals last June.

The seven-time MLB All-Star made 30 relief appearances for Texas in the regular season, pitching to a 3.72 ERA with four saves while striking out 50 batters with only 16 walks allowed over just 29 innings of work. He also appeared in parts of nine playoff games, tallying a 2.25 ERA after tallying six Ks and five walks across eight innings.

He might no longer be in his prime, but it's clear that Chapman has plenty of juice left in the tank. That's why it was disappointing that the Rangers let him walk, allowing him to sign a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Pirates.

What's even worse about Chapman walking is that the Rangers' bullpen had the seventh-worst ERA last season. It's possible that ranking could wind up being worse now that the 35-year-old heat-thrower is no longer in the mix.

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