What happens with Mazara and Gallo?
Here’s the one that should really catch everyone’s attention. Why would the Texas Rangers want to move their two most talented players? Especially since one is 23 years old and the other is 25?
Well, with great talent comes great appeal. For those teams who desperately need a lefty basher, Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo look rather appealing. Neither have hit their prime and neither have reached the arbitration stages of their contracts. Thus, teams should be lining up to acquire either one of them.
The Rangers know how powerful their cases are, and that’s why they should be asking for the moon in any trade negotiations. They’ve invested a lot of time in development for both. They drafted each with high hopes that they would be integral pieces to a great run of success. For another team to disrupt the big picture for Texas, that team better expect for their farm to take a hit.
Once the offseason is all said and done, Mazara and Gallo will remain with the Texas Rangers. The asking prices will be too high for each, and, deep down, I believe the organization truly wants to retain both for the long-term.
If the front office expects the team to be competitive as early as 2020, why get rid of a supremely talented player who has yet to hit his prime? It just wouldn’t make sense.
If the rebuild stalls in any concerning way, they can revisit trading Mazara and Gallo later on. Something tells me their values will only go up.