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…
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?