Pretty dismal offseason for the Rangers. They've missed out on Grienke, missed out on trading for Shields, Upton is off the table, lost Hamilton to their division rival, lost Napoli/Young production from the lineup and have added absolutely zilch to their talent base that missed the playoffs last year.
Bring on ridiculously overpaying for Nick Swisher in a desperation move.
On paper, it's pretty bad that they basically missed out on A, B, C, and D for their plans this winter (by most accounts), but I wonder if this might end up being a blessing in disguise for them. Considering what KC gave up, they probably would've had to fork over Profar or Olt to get Shields. Now, they can rebuild (and the team should still be pretty good as is) by giving time to Profar/Olt if they want to, let their young arms get a chance to fill the final rotation spot or two, knowing that they have a potentially excellent pen to back it up (and a pen that could get better midseason when Feliz returns). They can use other minor league assets around midseason to make a trade (perhaps for a Matt Garza). On paper, this is a team that can still compete in the AL West next year. The Mariners are stuck in development, and the A's don't look, on paper, to be a juggernaut. The Angels have an excellent offense, but the pitching is a bit spotty.
All that said, wouldn't surprise me to wake up one day in the next two weeks and hear that the Rangers have made a big deal.