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