Predicting the outcome of all Texas Rangers offseason trade rumors
By Travis Koch
One Texas Rangers rumor expired yesterday morning when the organization dealt Jurickson Profar to Oakland. But how will the rest of the rumors play out this offseason?
As a rebuilding team, the Texas Rangers are focused on structuring a contender for the near future. That means much of their current roster is vulnerable to trades that would expedite the rebuild. We’ve already heard all sorts of rumors…
Is Mike Minor going to the Phillies? Will the Rangers deal Nomar Mazara or Joey Gallo? What uniform will Jurickson Profar be sporting on 2019 opening day? Is Jose Leclerc off-limits? What about Elvis Andrus?
One of those questions was answered yesterday morning when Texas dealt Profar to the Oakland Athletics for four prospects. The 25-year-old was amid trade conversations all offseason and a deal finally got done.
I’m here to set the record straight for the rest of the rumors. Speculations still surround so many Rangers, but all it takes is a little reasoning to uncloud those speculations. Let’s handle one rumor at a time and logically predict which players stay with Texas and which go elsewhere.