The slugger is not only the Rangers’ longest tenured current player, but also the one with the highest perceived trade value.
Gallo’s tenure with the club could be even longer in theory. The 27-year old is under the team’s control until 2023. Despite that, his immediate fate with the Rangers is bound to be dictated on where Texas’ brass determines the team stands in its rebuild.
And for the 2012 first-round pick, speculation surrounding a trade out of Arlington is nothing new.
“Last year, I got a pretty good taste of what it’s like,” Gallo told reporters via Zoom on May 30. “I understand it’s a business.”
After a 18-18 start to the 2021 campaign, the Rangers have since seen their record fall to 16 games below .500. The competitive American League West division has seemingly excluded Texas from any conversations that involve contending.
After opting to keep Gallo on the roster at last year’s trade deadline, 2021 acts as take two for Jon Daniels and Chris Young.
In the spirit of trade season, let’s map out some potential Gallo deals.