Who knew the Dallas Mavericks were the spark that the Texas Rangers needed to snap a 12 game losing streak heading into the homestand?
Joey Gallo (miss you already!) blasted a 3 run HR to dead center to propel the Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night (Mavs night). That 25th home run was his last as a Ranger.
Wednesday night was a different kind of night as Gallo got pulled out of the lineup before the game. It was later announced that he was being traded along with Joely Rodriguez to the Yankees for four prospects pending a medical review.
It was a gut punch as Gallo stated on Tuesday night after the game that he wanted to be a Ranger for life. I attended the game on Wednesday night when the trade went down and the atmosphere felt like a funeral.
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Joey Gallo gave us one last Joey bomb on Tuesday night and it was a moonshot to dead center.
Gallo will be missed in the state of Texas and fans wish him nothing but the best as he joins former Ranger teammate Rougned Odor in New York.
As you might have guessed after the Joey trade, there’s not much to see at the MLB level. So let’s look at the minor leagues.
Josh Jung is a different breed of a player, as he came up clutch with 2 outs in the ninth inning of a AA game on Tuesday night.
Then on Wednesday night, Jung got a 2 RBI triple to help the RoughRiders get back into the win column. If Jung isn’t on the opening day roster next season, I’ll be completely shocked.
Jordan Lyles shocked Rangers fans in attendance Wednesday night as he only allowed 2 hits in 7 innings. And didn’t feud with manager Chris Woodward! If only Brett Martin didn’t give the game away so Lyles could add that to his win column.
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The Rangers front office made a huge mistake by trading Rangers slugger Joey Gallo for 4 prospects in the Yankees farm system.
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Not only did you trade your franchise player after he said he wanted to be a Ranger for life, but you traded him for prospects who might not make it to the big leagues.
If the New York Yankees wanted Joey Gallo so bad, the Rangers should have countered by asking the Yankees for Aaron Judge with two prospects.
It just amazes me at the end of the day how much the franchise doesn’t want to win. If you want fans to continue to attend games, you must have a winning product on the field and I don’t see that right now after the Gallo trade.
I hope that the Rangers front office is right about some of the players they will receive back in this trade. If none of these prospects make it to the big leagues, this will end up being a dark chapter in Rangers history.
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