ARLINGTON, Texas — Cast all of your doubts aside. The Texas Rangers are fully committed to a rebuild. The club used the trade deadline to sell three of their five best players — in terms of bWAR — to restock the farm system and unloading more future financial commitments.
As if the smile on Spencer Howard’s face didn’t make it clear, he used some ‘surfer’ language to describe how happy he was to be in Texas. “I’m super-stoked to be here,” Howard said during a pre-game Zoom call on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Major League Baseball trade deadline is over. With Joey Gallo, Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy now donning different color pinstripes in the northeast, opportunity is knocking on the door for those still wearing Texas Rangers red, white and blue.
Who had fun with this Trade Deadline? The Rangers had three main guys on the queue that they were likely to deal heading to the week. On Wednesday (finalized Thursday), the Rangers sent Joey Gallo and Joely Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for four prospects that all ranked in the top-25 within the Yankees organization.