Trade Deadline Dust Settles: A Look at the American League West

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Houston Astros, Joey Gallo
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Our friends up North sold what they had for future production.

Texas Rangers

Players Acquired:

  • Glenn Otto – RHP (prospect)
  • Ezequiel Duran- SS (prospect)
  • Trevor Hauver- INF (prospect)
  • Josh Smith – SS (prospect)
  • Spencer Howard – RHP (prospect)
  • Kevin Gowdy – RHP (prospect)
  • Josh Gessner – RHP (prospect)

Players Given Up:

  • Joey Gallo – OF
  • Joely Rodriguez – LHP
  • Kyle Gibson – RHP
  • Ian Kennedy – RHP
  • Hans Crouse – RHP (prospect)

The Texas Rangers definitely landed some really outstanding prospects. It really isn’t going to do much for them this season. Rangers are officially a AAAA team at the moment. They’ll win a smattering of divisional games, because it’s bound to happen. However, the Rangers are definitely going to be taking some licks as they wait for reinforcements to develop and be promoted. Non-threat to the entire division.

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