The Sunday Read: Trying to figure out a Rangers trade package for Bryan Reynolds
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Attempting to put together a trade package is a job better left to the professionals.
Fronts offices have their own values for players, theirs and those they want to acquire. Each club’s situation is different.
Take the Texas Rangers, who clearly appear to be in go-for-it mode yet have managed to preserve all of their minor-league talent save for Rule 5 loss Mason Englert.
They’ve surrendered their second- and third-round picks for the second straight draft, so in a way they need to keep prospects.
But their 40-man roster is full, and it’s conceivable that six of the players don’t play in the majors in 2023. At the very least, there won’t be a lot of roster flexibility the rest of the offseason and early in the season.
Unless the Rangers make a significant trade.