Texas Rangers: Top 5 Players Most Likely to be Traded
By Travis Koch
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Trade Likelihood: 75%
Jake Diekman has overcome a rough start to the season and is now pitching like the left-handed slinger we’ve all come to know over the years. Like Beltre, Diekman will also be a free agent come the 2019 offseason.
Left-handed relievers are always are always a commodity. Given Diekman’s trending dominance and his overall track record, it should be fairly easy to move him. After all, he pitched to a 2.70 ERA in May and he has yet to give up a run over five innings in June.
Again, combining him with another valuable trade piece is an option worth considering. The quality starter/quality reliever combo has become very common in recent trade seasons. It’s the best chance at an optimal return for the Texas Rangers.