Texas Rangers Rumor Roundup: Buying or Selling?

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers hits a three-run home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers hits a three-run home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 04: Jake Diekman #41 of the Texas Rangers throws in the eight inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 4, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 04: Jake Diekman #41 of the Texas Rangers throws in the eight inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 4, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) /

Texas Finds A Buyer For Jake Diekman

Jake Diekman seems the most likely Ranger to get dealt at the deadline this season. A hard throwing lefty with an expiring contract, Diekman represents one of the top remaining relief rentals on the market. A number of teams seem to be interested including most heavily the Braves. There’s even connections with teams and a two player deal including Diekman and Kela which could bring in a huge haul.

Verdict: Buy

The Rangers will deal Diekman for pretty much anything they can get. It’s unlikely they resign him this offseason meaning Texas will want to recoup at least some of their investment. They probably can draw in at least a mid level prospect which will plenty of return for them to pull the trigger.

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