Grading GM Chris Young’s first offseason with the Texas Rangers
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Texas Rangers traded RHP Rafael Montero to the Seattle Mariners for RHP Jose Corniell
For the Texas Rangers, shipping Montero to Seattle was a no-brainer.
By acquiring Jose Corniell, the Rangers got another top-30 prospect for their farm system and shed Montero’s increasing contract.
Albeit, Montero was only slated to make $3 million or so, the chance to acquire a quality pitcher and shed payroll is always an appealing deal.
The Rangers did great here, and the Mariners got a quality reliever that is under control through 2023.