What should the Texas Rangers do at the trade deadline in August?

Seth Carlson
Jun 13, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leody Taveras (3) and left fielder Kole Calhoun (56) and right fielder Adolis Garcia (53) celebrate the win over the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leody Taveras (3) and left fielder Kole Calhoun (56) and right fielder Adolis Garcia (53) celebrate the win over the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next
Jun 14, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (30) and right fielder Adolis Garcia (53) celebrate after Lowe hits a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (30) and right fielder Adolis Garcia (53) celebrate after Lowe hits a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas Rangers 2022 trade deadline strategy

The case to stand pat

This is likely the best course of action for the Texas Rangers at this summer’s trade deadline.

Any improvements made to the roster, particularly major ones such as Castillo or Montas, will cost a pretty penny to a farm that has taken years to build up. Daniels and Chris Young should save their prospects for someone more lucrative, like they almost did for Matt Olson last off-season.

On the flip side, selling comes with next to no benefit, either. The Rangers could still find themselves in the mix for one of the AL playoff spots later in the summer, and selling would only derail that chase. And for marginal assets, at best.

Texas should remain where they are. They’ve taken a step forward as compared to 2021, but they’re not ready for the playoffs just yet. This is exactly what we thought the 2022 Rangers would look like.

dark. Next. Ezequiel Duran has been clutch to start his career

And it’s best to just keep things as they are, while gearing up for 2023.

facebooktwitterreddit