4 teams that will regret missing out on Corbin Burnes

The Baltimore Orioles landed Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes in a gigantic trade. Here are four teams who will regret not trading for Burnes.

Sep 28, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (39)
Sep 28, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (39) / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Texas Rangers

Next up on this list are the defending World Series champions, the Texas Rangers. In the past two years, Rangers general manager Chris Young went all-in to help build a championship contender. After the 2021 season, they signed middle infielders Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. After the 2022 season, they signed ace Jacob deGrom and got World Series-winning manager Bruce Bochy out of retirement. Oh, pair that with the trade deadline acquisitions of Max Scherzer and Jordan Montgomery, and the Rangers powered their way to the Commissioner's Trophy.

This offseason, the Rangers haven't done too much to put them over the edge. The only real move they made was add veteran David Robertson to their bullpen. But their rotation is not looking too great thus far.

deGrom is recovering from Tommy John surgery, while Scherzer had a procedure done to repair a herniated disk in his lower back. Both are planning to return in the summer.

As for Montgomery, he is still a free agent. From all accounts, it sounds like the Rangers are favored to bring back Montgomery. The thing is, he is a Scott Boras client and looking for top dollar on his next contract. So, it's not entirely a given that Montgomery would return to Texas.

Making a move for Burnes shows that the Rangers are aggressive in their hunt to become the first team to win back-to-back World Series titles since the New York Yankees did in 1998 and 1999 (also won in 2000 for the three-peat). Instead, the Rangers watched another AL contender in the Orioles.