What should the Texas Rangers do at the trade deadline in August?
By Seth Carlson
Texas Rangers 2022 trade deadline strategy
The case to sell
Quite simply, the case for the Texas Rangers to sell this August isn’t nearly as compelling as it was last year when, let’s be real, it was the only legitimate option for the organization during a rebuild.
But let’s remember that this is still a rebuild to an extent, as the stated goal to return to contention is 2023. However, the case to sell only makes sense if Texas were to really fall off around the All-Star break, and with the talent on their roster, that seems unlikely. This is a team capable of playing roughly .500 baseball.
Let’s say a doomsday scenario occurs, though, and the Rangers fall off their current pace drastically. Who could they sell? Kole Calhoun, perhaps? Maybe a Brett Martin or John King? Dennis Santana or Spencer Patton? Joe Barlow?
The asset cupboard is pretty bare, so at best, the Texas Rangers could receive some low-level talent in exchange for what they’d be willing to ship off to other teams. And with aforementioned depth already in the organization, combined with a pace to finish around .500 come season’s end, selling seems pointless.
That leaves us with…