The Sunday Read: The Rangers, the Pirates and the idea of untouchable prospects
(Frogs Today contributor/Davidson Wang)
A trade could do the Rangers wonders.
Finding the right left fielder could solidify what is regarded as the only open spot in the lineup. The right package could free up some needed room on the 40-man roster, though at the expense of highly regarded young players.
The Rangers don’t feel as if they need to make a trade, but are willing to do so. There are two currencies in baseball — cash and prospects — and the budget might be stretched as far as ownership is willing to let it go.
They are flush with prospects.
No one with the Rangers wants to trade any of the prospects, and there are some they really, really don’t want to trade.
But is there such a thing as an untouchable prospect? The Rangers usually believe no.
The current hot trade negotiations might be testing that.