Texas Rangers: 3 teams that could take a chance on Willie Calhoun

Seth Carlson
Apr 26, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Willie Calhoun (4) reacts after striking out during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 26, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Willie Calhoun (4) reacts after striking out during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 30, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Luis Gonzalez (51) celebrates with left fielder Darin Ruf (33) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (1) after defeating the Washington Nationals at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Luis Gonzalez (51) celebrates with left fielder Darin Ruf (33) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (1) after defeating the Washington Nationals at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

3 teams the Texas Rangers could trade Willie Calhoun to

3. San Francisco Giants

This would probably be Willie Calhoun’s ideal scenario, which probably means the Texas Rangers wouldn’t pull the trigger here. Calhoun hails from the Bay Area.

There are few teams better at extracting production out of cast-off players such as Calhoun than the San Francisco Giants, who essentially employ a whole team of castoffs and turned them into a 107-win juggernaut in 2021. They could find value in Willie’s left-handed bat.

The Giants have Joc Pederson, Mike Yastrzemski, Darin Ruf, Austin Slater and Lamonte Wade Jr. (on IL), so they may appear set in the outfield, but Calhoun fits right in with their platoon mold, someone who they could use in advantageous situations in a game, as manager Gabe Kapler so often likes to do.

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Calhoun seems like the perfect Giants chess piece, and perhaps the Rangers could pick up one of their own in return.

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