Back to the Portland Timbers Newsfeed

World Series 2023: How Rangers' rapid rebuild led to a title

PHOENIX -- There is no one way to rebuild a baseball team, and there is no one way to exit that rebuild and ramp up to contention. There is perhaps a sentiment common to the start of any such project, though, one expressed nine months ago in four words by the general manager of baseball's newest champions, the Texas Rangers.

"We're sick of losing," said Chris Young at spring training in Arizona, answering a reporter's question about how and why the Rangers took an aggressive stance to free agency the winter before.

Nine months later, that sickness has been cured.