Texas Rangers Should Consider Fire Sale At The Trade Deadline

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Yu Darvish (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Yu Darvish (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

The second half of the 2017 season has not gone the best for the Texas Rangers. It’s clear this team is not built for a playoff run, and general manager Jon Daniels should heavily consider a fire sale at the trade deadline.

As fans it’s hard to watch the Texas Rangers throw in the towel. Unfortunately that’s exactly what needs to happen for this season to have a glimpse of hope. If the Rangers sell they can at least acquire young talent for the future.

The 25-man roster in Arlington is loaded with one-year veterans. The Rangers could trade around nine or ten players at the trade deadline. These are players on one-year deals that could get the Rangers a package of prospects.

It appears the Rangers want to build around a core of outfielder Nomar Mazara, infielders Rougned Odor and Joey Gallo. The two veterans that will likely stay are Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus, but the team should listen to offers on them.

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If the Rangers decide to sell then it must be a fire sale. They can’t trade Jonathan Lucroy, but keep Yu Darvish. Everything must go and the Rangers could capitalize on a weak trade deadline market.

The Rangers could potentially have the best players to offers come July 31. Most organizations don’t have multiple All-Stars on the block. This is the time for the Rangers to sell everything and restock the farm system.

It’s unlikely the Rangers can compete with the Boston Red Sox or Houston Astros. Even if the team did buy at the trade deadline it just wouldn’t be enough. Rebuilding for the future is a must in Arlington.

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There is little reason to be buyers at the trade deadline. The positives of selling outweigh the negatives as 2017 looks like a lost season. It’s obvious fans don’t want to hear it, but they must get used to the rebuild because it needs to happen.