Its one of the most magical times of the year, no not the All-Star snooze fest. It’s blockbuster trade season. Here are some of the rumors flying around today involving your Texas Rangers
David Kaplan of CSNCHICAGO is reporting that the asking price for Matt Garza remains to be high but he expects him to be traded before the start of the 2nd half of the season.
Multiple sources told me Monday afternoon the Rangers and the Blue Jays are both deciding how far they want to go to acquire Garza with one personnel executive saying, “Look Texas has come so close to winning it all and they may not have many more opportunities to win a ring. And Toronto paid big in the offseason and this may be their best shot to win if they can add another solid arm and Garza certainly fits that big time.”
Richard Durrett of ESPNDALLAS.com talks about the Rangers interest in Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios and what he would be willing to part with to get him.
I’d part with a pitching prospect or two and would consider Olt or Gallo because Rios is under club control through 2015. But the price of the contract makes me wonder if the Rangers could obtain him without an Olt or Gallo in the deal. I guess we’ll see. The White Sox are in a good position. They can wait it out until they get the largest package they can. But if getting Rios means including one of the top hitting prospects in the deal, I’d do it because Rios could be a Ranger through 2015, if the club chooses.
Joel Sherman reports in the New York Post that the Rangers are the most likely suitors to get the top pitcher currently available on the trade market.
1. They have always liked him and with four starters — Yu Darvish, Alexi Ogando, Matt Harrison and Colby Lewis — on the disabled list, they have need. Texas is expecting Darvish and Ogando back. Things are more uncertain with Harrison and Lewis. The Rangers would love to have Darvish, Garza and Derek Holland fronting their rotation down the stretch and possibly lining up 1-2-3 for the playoffs.
Isn’t this fun!!!