Rumor: Texas Rangers Going Hard After These Two Stars


The Texas Rangers are tired of cellar-dwelling in the American League West. With a still-new stadium to plan in and some money to burn, one rumor, originating from MLB Network's Intentional Talk, has them pushing hard for two big-name free agents this winter: Clayton Kershaw, and Japanese sensation Saiya Suzuki. 

Former major league pitcher Ryan Dempster says the Rangers will have plenty of dough to spend this winter, indicating that they only have about $67M in salaries committed thus far for 2022. 

Suzuki will be one of the top outfielders on the market once he's posted from the Nippon League, where he's been referred to as "the Japanese Ronald Acuna Jr." for his 5-tool abilities. The Rangers will have to bid against a number of other teams who will clamoring for Suzuki, including the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and many others. 

Their other target is a Los Angeles Dodgers legend. Dallas is Clayton Kershaw's hometown, so it's possible he might want to finish up his career in Texas. 

But the future Hall of Famer has spent his entire 14-year career in Dodger Blue, while racking up three Cy Young Awards and 8 All-Star game selections. He just could be one of those players who can't see himself playing anywhere else. Dodgers' president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has already said "We've made it very clear that if Kershaw wants to come back, he will always have a spot," so the Rangers will have a lot of convincing to do.

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