One of the biggest questions surrounding the Rangers is what they should do at the upcoming trade deadline. Should the team go all-in for a postseason run or trade away their veterans and rebuild for the future?
It’s not an easy decision for general manager Jon Daniels and his staff. The Texas Rangers season has been a roller coaster, but at some point a decision has to be made. Can this team really compete or is it time to rebuild?
The Rangers currently have starters Yu Darvish and Andrew Cashner that are eligible for free agency after 2017. Along with a group of veteran hitters that include Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez, and Mike Napoli.
The most obvious move would be the sell at the trade deadline, and build for the future. The chances of Texas re-signing all of these players is small. Both Lucroy and Darvish will bring back big-time top prospects to Arlington.
Jon Daniels is not a fan of waving the white flag. This team has the talent to make the playoffs, but is it worth trading away the farm system? The Houston Astros are by far the favorite in the American League.
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The Rangers are banged up right now, but even fully healthy it might not be enough. While it’s tough to watch your team give up and sell, it might be for the best. The Rangers can come back stronger in 2018, and build for the future.
This team has shown glimpses of talent, but it’s obvious that they need help. It’s hard to admit it, but it’s time to rebuild in Arlington.