A few Texas Rangers have bought themselves more time
By Travis Koch
The majority of rumored Texas Rangers survived the trade deadline. Three of them could reemerge in trade talks this offseason if not finishing the season strong.
It’s tough to avoid trade rumors for just about any player on an average or below average team. The Texas Rangers are an average team this year. That’s why selling quickly became the expectation as the deadline neared. That’s why you heard names like Nomar Mazara, Danny Santana and Rougned Odor spattered in trade talks.
None of those guys were dealt, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe. What it means is each player has bought himself more time to prove that he’s worth keeping around.
There’s Mazara, who has not had the season the organization or fan base expected. There’s Santana, who has set the bar extremely high after being signed as an “irrelevant” minor league addition last winter. And there’s Odor, who is hanging by the thinnest of threads after yet another stretch of miserable months prior to July.
Let’s dive into why the next two months are so important for the trio.