The Rangers need a young offensive OF more than Miley Cyrus needs to stop sticking out her tongue.
Leonys Martin is signed thru 2015 and is aberration eligible till 2019, Alex Rios is signed thru 2014 with a club option for 2015, Craig Gentry is aberration eligible till 2017. Jeff Baker and David Murphy are both FA after the season. With this the Rangers have no OF depth. Ellisbury has been rumored to Texas but I think he would want a contract in the neighborhood of 6years for 100mil. I don’t think JD would spend that much on an injury pron CF. I think if JD does get another OF it will be through trade. The one I like the most is Profar to STL for Oscar Taveras their #1 prospect.
Trading prospects for prospects is really uncommon the last time I remember it happening was the Brett Wallace to Houston trade. So this trade maybe alittle far-fetched but the teams have something the other needs.
STL has D. Descalso and P. Kozma playing SS for them this year. D.Descalso is hitting .238 while P.Kozma is hitting a whooping .218. I know Profar isn’t hitting much higher but Profar only has 271 AB while Kozma has 385 in 123 games at SS.
Oscar Taveras is a 21 year old left handed hitting machining. He is ranked 3rd on Baseball Americas top prospect list. In Memphis (Triple A) He hit .306 with 53 hits in 173ab. He hit 5 HR and had 32RBI. He is a gap hitter that over time seems like he will grow into his power.
What other pieces if any would need to be put in this trade for it to work or do you think it would work straight up?