Thursday, December 2, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, December 2, 2021 -- "$561 Million, and the Rangers"

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"For all the money they spent, the Rangers are also nowhere near what they can spend. Cot’s has their 2022 payroll at $136 million, matching their 2019 low over the last decade. Their 2023 payroll is projected at $90 million. The Rangers can go into the market next year and add starting pitching, add a big outfield or first base bat, and be one of the AL’s best teams heading into ’23."