MLB: Why should Rangers sign Seiya Suzuki and not Kyle Schwarber or Nick Castellanos?

The million dollar question for Texas Rangers right now is how much more does the team have left in the tank to invest for the Japanese star, Seiya Suzuki?. The $ 500 million invested in infielders Corey Seager and Marcus Semien made the most headlines, but the Rangers also spent a combined $ 61.2MM on right-handed starter Jon Gray and the aforementioned Kole Calhoun.

That said, even with all those splashes, the Rangers’ projected payroll for 2022 is currently about $ 127MM, well below the record payroll of $ 165MM on Opening Day 2017. Sure, another outfielder would be wise, but Texas still has multiple holes in the rotation and bullpen:

The flurry of activity to date makes it unlikely the Rangers will spend at the levels necessary to add someone. like Kyle Schwarber or Nick Castellanos, either of which would be listed to earn considerably higher annual wages than Suzuki (even if Suzuki could receive a greater number of years, based on his age).

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Still, if the plan is to focus more resources on the pitch at this point, there’s no shortage of lower-cost corner options (e.g. Joc Pederson, Tommy Pham, Eddie Rosario), and the team could of course stay home. . for the needs of the gardens.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even a friendly NBA 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Why should Rangers sign Seiya Suzuki and not Kyle Schwarber or Nick Castellanos?