It's time for a Texas fire sale
The Rangers have bottomed out; almost every name should be on the table
Each baseball season brings surprises, though, and in the past three months, the Rangers have completely unraveled, with injuries a major culprit.
The Rangers have been terrible in 2014 -- so bad that we don't need advanced metrics to paint a convincing picture. When the outlook is this bleak -- 38-57 at the All-Star break, 21 games back in the AL West -- the only question is where to begin the recovery efforts.
In Texas, we may be about to witness the beginning of a fire sale. The Rangers need to clean house. Despite landing two players on Keith Law's ranking of the top 25 players under 25 this year, Texas has an overall dearth of young talent with impact. Outside of those two young studs -- Martin Perez and Jurickson Profar, out for the season with a torn UCL and a shoulder muscle tear, respectively -- the team has little in the way of young players capable of making things better in the very short term.
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