Texas Rangers: Time to Trade Jurickson Profar for Bullpen Help?
By Andrew Webb
There is no easy solution to fix the bullpen problem going on in Arlington. Possibly trading utility infielder Jurickson Profar could bring back some much-needed help to the Rangers bullpen.
It’s time for general manager Jon Daniels and the Texas Rangers crew to pull the trigger with a Jurickson Profar trade. His recent minor league stint has increased his value, and it could be time to move the once top prospect for quality bullpen pieces.
After the most recent series in Boston, it’s obvious the Rangers need help in late game situations. Pitchers like Sam Dyson, and Jeremy Jeffress that were supposed to be key pieces have completely collapsed.
It has left the Texas bullpen vulnerable, and could lead to a long-term problem. The Rangers have options in the minors with Dillon Gee, Yohander Mendez, and others, but who says they can get the job done?
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Another solution would be to trade utility infielder Jurickson Profar for a veteran bullpen piece. He’s only 24 years old and has increased his value since returning to the minor leagues. He’s hitting .295 with 12 RBI and 26 hits in 23 games in Triple-A.
A rebuilding organization would be highly interested in Profar since he’s young, MLB ready, and can play just about every position. Even if he doesn’t live up to the hype, he’s still a valuable player to many organizations.
The Rangers don’t need Profar with the emergence of many young stars. His time left in Arlington is limited, and moving him for a bullpen piece is likely the best solution here. The Rangers won’t get an All-Star in return, but they desperately need help.