3 teams the Texas Rangers should target in trades for starting pitching upgrades
By Seth Carlson
3 teams the Texas Rangers can target in trades for pitching help
New year, new name for the Cleveland baseball team, now known as the Guardians. But they’re still the same pitching-fluent organization we’ve known them to be.
Ace Shane Bieber is probably untouchable, but what about Aaron Civale or Zach Plesac? Or dare I say Cal Quantrill or Triston McKenzie?
The latter two names would be costly, but Civale and Plesac could both be solid trade targets for the Texas Rangers.
Civale posted a 3.84 ERA for the Guardians in 2021 while Plesac stood at a 4.67, though it should be noted that Plesac’s career ERA is 3.67. Not too shabby.
Both would come with years of team control in addition to their production, which should make them attractive to the Rangers as well. Cleveland has been proficient at developing pitching over the last half-decade, so if offered the right return, the Guardians would not hesitate to deal Civale or Plesac in all likelihood.