As the trade deadline draws closer, it seems like the most likely fit, if any, for this team could be a trade with the Marlins, who are still reportedly seeking a catcher and a LHP in their bullpen. I have attached a poll to get a feel for what people around here are expecting in return for a guy like Laird and Guardardo.
But I also wanted to ask an open ended question. It is starting to seem, at least judging from a few of the most recent trades, like this may be more of a buyer's market than a seller's market. The Rangers have a number of young players who are blocked down on the farm, guys who don't get much love in our system but who could present value for another team (look at the list of guys still on the board in our current LSB prospect ranking process, and add guys like Osuna and Kirkman who aren't even on that list yet). Should the Rangers entertain the idea of being buyers if they can land a guy like Washburn or someone of his ilk (slightly overpaid for his abilities but trending in the right direction).