Texas Rangers: Assessing a potential Jose Leclerc trade
For the rebuilding Texas Rangers, a Jose Leclerc trade is logical and could replenish the farm system. What return would be plausible for the righty?
Over the past decade, the idea of a powerhouse bullpen has become the norm around Major League Baseball.
If you look at every team in the World Series over the past decade, a majority have relied on a very good and deep bullpen.
This really kicked in when the Royals won the championship in 2015, with a loaded bullpen anchored by Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Ryan Madson and Luke Hochevar.
The Texas Rangers have a surplus of hard-throwing, right-handed relievers, both in the major leagues and in the minors.
Especially in a rebuild, the Rangers front office must look at all areas to improve, and that begins with dealing from your deepest position.
That leads us to believe Jose Leclerc would be available, at the right price.
Leclerc not only has several years of control, but when he’s healthy, he can be one of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball.
So, what might a deal for the controllable righty look like?
Here are a few key takeaways when looking to deal for Jose Leclerc.