ARLINGTON, Texas Mike Olt could be a solid major league third baseman. Justin Grimm has shown flashes of being a viable major-league starter. C.J. Edwards is having a breakout season for Class A Hickory.
All three players could have had an impact on the Texas Rangers in the future. But for the Texas Rangers, the future is the next 64 games and the teams glaring need for an additional starter.
Thats why the deal for Chicago right-hander Matt Garza for those three and a player to be named later makes sense. The Rangers made the move official Monday.
Garza steps in as the teams No. 3 starter now. Hell replace Ross Wolf, a journeyman who is sufficient in the bullpen but nowhere near a playoff-caliber starter. Garza is.
While the price for a rental-player is high, its also the price of trying to win. Too many people get caught up in the prospect rankings, which look great on paper but do nothing to help the Rangers win in 2013.
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