SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) - The Rangers kicked off their 2023 Winter Caravan in Sherman Thursday afternoon. They will go all around the greater DFW area, giving fans an opportunity to meet and receive autographs from some of their favorite players, coaches and broadcasters.

"It's awesome to just get around the community and meet the kids especially," said Rangers pitcher John King. "I know it effects them and we can create some special moments and special memories for them and so we love doing this."

Fans wrapped around Kroger on North Loy Lake Road with budding optimism surrounding the team after another eventful offseason, highlighted by signing big name free agents.

"I think its one of the better offseasons the Rangers have had in a long time," said Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks. "You just don't go out and get high quality pitching like Jacob DeGrom, like Nathan Eovaldi, like Andrew Heaney, like Jake Odorizzi all in one offseason. That completely makes the starting rotation."

"It's kind of hard to put into words, it is very exciting," said Rangers catcher Jonah Heim. "I don't think [the front office] is done yet so I think a lot of Rangers fans should be excited and we're excited to get going."

The American League West might just end up being the toughest division in baseball this upcoming season but the rangers feel they have the pieces to compete with anyone and everyone in 2023.

"We are going to be coming in looking to win the division and go from there," said Heim. We play the game to win. We have high hopes this year and we're going to go out and do everything we can to bring a championship to Texas."

For a full list of stops on the Winter Caravan: click here