5 creative trades that could improve the Texas Rangers in 2022
Texas Rangers trade target- Ketel Marte, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
A team closer to competing may be willing to outdo this trade, but it is solid on both sides.
Marte will be hard to pry from the Diamondbacks but he’ll likely be the number one target for every team in need of an OF after free agent options.
Over the past 3 seasons (279 games), Marte has hit 48 bombs while batting .318. He’s also capable of manning 2nd and CF. Oh and he’ll only be 28!
In return for this diverse offense threat. Arizona receives three high ceiling players. Tejeda was rushed to the majors and took a major step back in ’21 but the talent is there. Morrobel. who’s not even 18 yet, has as much potential as anyone and would be a good outfield compliment to the Diamondbacks’ recent number 1 pick in Jordan Lawler. AJ Alexy had a fantastic year in AA and AAA before coming up and going 11 scoreless innings to start his career. Ultimately he finished with a 4.70 ERA in the Majors, but Arizona needs rotation help and a young arm like Alexy would be appealing.