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Why did the Texas Rangers feel compelled to trade Joey Gallo? Money, of course

(AP photo/David Zalubowski)


In the end, as is the case with pretty much everything these days with the Texas Rangers, it came down to money.

If the Rangers and agent Scott Boras couldn’t come to an agreement on a contract extension for Joey Gallo before Friday’s trade deadline, the two-time All-Star would be dealt.

He was traded Thursday, officially, though a six-player deal with the New York Yankees came together Wednesday night.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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