Texas Rangers: 3 Reasons a Nomar Mazara trade should be off the table this offseason

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ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 03: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers his a solo home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on June 3, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 03: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers his a solo home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on June 3, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 24: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 24, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) /

Reason #1: He is the team’s most valuable player

Jurickson Profar may have been named the 2018 MVP in our end of season awards, but there is no doubt Mazara is the team’s MVP of the future. I understand value can play strongly in the trade market. If Texas wants to get their optimal return this offseason then Mazara would have to be the primary piece in any trade.

What many aren’t considering, however, is the fact that the Texas Rangers desperately need Mazara!

Just look at the current American League playoff participants…

What would the Houston Astros be without Jose Altuve? What the Boston Red Sox be without J.D. Martinez? Cleveland without Francisco Lindor? And New York without Giancarlo Stanton?

I’m not saying Nomar Mazara as is good as those players, but I am  highlighting the influence that a supremely talented middle of the order bat can have on an offense.

Mazara is the talented bat that Texas needs in the heart of their lineup. Think about what the offense would be without him. Which players make up the middle of the order if there’s no Mazara? And no Beltre for that matter?

Plus, Mazara has the potential to become the kind of player that someday headlines a playoff roster — like those players we just mentioned are doing right now. Just think, Maz will be in the prime of his career by the time the Rangers are back to contending for a division title and hopefully a World Series. Why give that up?

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