Rumors: 3 possible landing spots for Clayton Kershaw

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 25: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 25, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 25: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 25, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 15: A detail of the Texas Rangers logo painted on the wall outside the locker room is seen against the New York Yankees in Game One of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 15, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 15: A detail of the Texas Rangers logo painted on the wall outside the locker room is seen against the New York Yankees in Game One of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 15, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Here are the reasons why Clayton Kershaw could sign this offseason with the Texas Rangers

Hailing from the Dallas area, the pitch for the Texas Rangers to Kershaw is simple: Come home and be a part of a team that is rebuilding to compete for the American League West title.

Texas has already shown this offseason it is willing to spend, inking Marcus Semien and Kershaw’s former teammate Corey Seager to nine-figure deals. Additionally, Texas spent money to upgrade its rotation by bringing in one of Kershaw’s former division foes in Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray. It’s logical that the Rangers would still have money in the budget to sign Kershaw and continue rebuilding their rotation from the team that lost 102 games in 2021.

Seager has already admitted that he has talked to Kershaw this offseason, and that conversation likely included a potential reunion in the Lone Star State. From a World Series MVP (Seager) to a National League MVP (Kershaw), bringing in some Dodger blue and turning it into Ranger blue would be a huge benefit to a franchise that already has offseason momentum and MLB’s newest stadium to pitch to its fan base.

The Kershaw-to-Texas thought process makes a lot of sense and, if there’s one team that could wrestle Kershaw away from southern California, it’s very likely it’s his hometown team that is on an offseason spending spree.