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