Yeah, it really happened. We’re still in shock over the whole thing. We always knew the Bronx Bombers coveted Gallo’s left-handed bat for their righty-heavy lineup, but given their uncertain playoff status for 2021, we weren’t convinced they would actually pull the trigger.
But they did, and now the day once made by the signing of Jack Leiter to a contract has been muddied by this blockbuster trade, as the Yankees dealt 4 prospects to Texas for Joey Gallo and reliever Joely Rodriguez.
It’s a trade that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on the surface for the Rangers, who essentially traded Gallo for a few lottery tickets. But upon further review, Texas did receive a boatload of talent that will help accelerate this rebuild and give this organization the kind of depth they haven’t had in a long time.
Let’s break down what this all means for the Rangers going forward.