Texas Rangers Pitching: Add Depth Now or Later?


The Texas Rangers need pitching help, both in the rotation and in the bullpen. So what should the team do? Should they attempt to make a trade at the deadline, possibly dealing away more young talent to pick up a premiere starter, or should they wait and see what is available during the off-season? Maybe a little of both should be in order.

As the races heat up, and some teams are out of it (including the Texas Rangers), the hot stove gets enjoyable to discuss for all of us that write about the sport. The real question is who is going to be available at the trade deadline?

Of course the big fish would be David Price, a player that the Texas Rangers front office have coveted for several years now, and a player that would cost a pretty penny to pick up in a trade. I’m talking Joey Gallo, Rougned Odor, Nick Martinez, Chi Chi Gonzalez type package. And maybe Elvis thrown in there too. He would cost a bunch, and in my opinion, David Price would not be worth selling off the entire future of the franchise for. If they could get him more reasonable than I expect he would cost, then I would love to have him.

Bartolo Colon is another name that may be on the market at the trade deadline. Not sure if I would want him or not, but he seems to defy his age and continue to pitch very well. Just don’t think he would be a long-term solution at all for the Texas Rangers and I would steer clear of him at all costs.

There really does not seem to be a lot of help out there this trade deadline, and I think the Texas Rangers should hold off until the off-season unless the right deal just happens to come along that is a perfect fit for a long-term contract with a young stud pitcher. Some free agents for 2015 include:

Brett Anderson

Josh Beckett

Kevin Correia

Jake Peavy

Max Scherzer

Some of these guys will most likely resign with their teams, but it should be interesting to see who all is out there after the season is over. I say the Texas Rangers should sit tight during the trade deadline, what do you think?