9. Matt Bush
Veteran reliever Matt Bush became a two-time Ranger when he was signed to a minor-league contract after being released by the Milwaukee Brewers in July. He looked unimpressive with the Brewers, pitching to a 9.58 ERA and 1.645 WHIP over 12 showings.
But Bush's poor play didn't stop some Texas fans from having faith in a turnaround. After all, the 37-year-old was making a homecoming after spending the first six years of his career with the Rangers.
Bush began his stint with Triple-A Frisco and it went extremely well. The veteran hurler pitched to a 1-0 record while allowing just six earned runs with 22 Ks across 18.0 innings, leading to his being added to the Rangers' playoff roster.
Unfortunately, that's as good as things got in the postseason. After failing to appear in the first two rounds, Bush was removed from the Rangers' playoff roster ahead of the ALCS. In other words, Texas doesn't see him as a playoff-level contributor, and neither should the fans.
Bush's best bet is to try and turn things around with another change in scenery. Otherwise, the San Diego, CA native might need to start thinking about hanging up the cleats.
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