It’s July 1st meaning it’s officially trade season in the MLB. To jumpstart the month, a look at our Texas Rangers’ GM Mode pieces from the month of June.
The beginning of July means that the MLB trade market is getting ready to kick into high gear. The Texas Rangers are an intriguing team entering this year’s trade scene with a record that far exceeds preseason expectations. Not quite a true contender for a deep playoff run but perhaps too good to commit to selling, Texas has big decisions coming up as we push towards the trade deadline. Here at Nolan Writin’, we’ve started taking a look at some potential deals for the Rangers in a series called “GM Mode”. To jumpstart the month of July, here’s a quick link round-up of our first 6 installments of GM Mode. Keep it locked here for this series coming to you throughout the month of July.
June 12th: Texas Rangers Boost the Rotation with a Divisional Trade?
Our first installment of the GM Mode series takes a look at Texas shoring up their rotation with a deal featuring an AL West rival.
June 14th: Texas Rangers Swing for the Fences by Pursuing Ace
Contributor Cody Smith took a shot at GM Mode #2 and looked for a home run deal that could help the Rangers propel themselves into contending conversations.
June 20th: Texas Looks to Arizona for Rotation and Bullpen Help
Site Co-Expert Travis Koch wonders if the Rangers could solve two problems with one deal in a big deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
June 25th: Rangers Add Controllable Starter from Kansas City
If the Texas Rangers do make a deal for starting pitching this summer, signs point to avoiding rentals in favor of long-term options. Could Kansas City provide that controllable starter?
June 26th: Rangers Bring Back Jake Diekman
Texas looks like they could use some late-inning bullpen help and bringing back a fan favorite could help bolster the relief help for a postseason push.
June 28th: Rangers Make a Deal an Old Rival Up North
What better way for the Rangers to bolster their rotation than with a blockbuster deal that nets them an All-Star starting pitcher even if it means dealing with an old rival.
Make sure to keep it locked in with Nolan Writin’ as we move through trade season. The Rangers look poised to make a move or two that could help strengthen a roster as they head towards a postseason push.