Levi Weaver breaks down new skipper Chris Woodward’s Q&A session at the Winter Meetings from yesterday.
Jeff Wilson notes that Woodward is already theorycrafting and wants to help the hitters by being more consistent about where they bat in the lineup.
Wilson writes that the Rangers are fully immersed in a long term rebuild effort but don’t call it tanking.
Evan Grant writes that with a dearth of truly dependable options for a traditional rotation, the Rangers should be open to more outside the box thinking.
T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers are keeping an open mind about making trades with Nomar Mazara rumored to be among those currently being discussed.
Jeff Sullivan conjures a move each team should make at the Winter Meetings for ESPN+ and, hint hint, doesn’t think the Rangers have much need for an elite closer right now.
If the Rangers don’t trade Jose Leclerc, Sullivan of the T.R. variety notes that Woodward isn’t dead set on having Leclerc handcuffed to the closer role.
Wilson writes about how there’s a mutual respect between Woodward and freshly reacquired reliever Jesse Chavez.
Grant reports that the Rangers will end their spring training schedule in March with a trip to their new Triple-A home in Nashville for an exhibition game.
Wilson has a few notes from the first real day of the Meetings with the Rangers claiming an infielder with the hopes of letting Isiah Kiner-Falefa focus on catching.
And, lastly, Jamey Newberg recalls how Plan B for the Rangers became Plan Adrian Beltre during the Winter Meetings eight years ago.
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