Checking in on the 3 former Texas Rangers traded at the deadline
By Seth Carlson
OF Joey Gallo
The former Texas Rangers’ star started his Yankees career slow but has picked it up a bit
The blockbuster Joey Gallo trade that sent him and reliever Joely Rodriguez to the Yankees for four prospects (Josh Smith, Trevor Hauver, Ezequiel Duran and Glenn Otto) was the Rangers’ most significant transaction of the deadline period.
And so far, with most of the prospects performing well for Texas in the minors, the trade looks good on their end for now.
But how has Gallo looked in pinstripes? Not great overall, with a .628 OPS and just one home run (a big one though) in nine games played. Since the All-Star break, Joey has been struggling, and not even the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium has cured what ails him yet.
He’s certainly not Anthony Rizzo, who’s been raking for New York since they acquired him from the Chicago Cubs.
We wish Joey Gallo nothing but success with the Yankees, but it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for the Texas Rangers to be the victors in this trade.