The Texas Rangers have held trade discussions about power hitting outfielder Joey Gallo ahead of Monday’s trade deadline.
This could be a big time move for a team looking to add a power bat to their lineup. ESPN’s Jeff Passan has reported that the Texas Rangers have had discussions about a potential trade of Joey Gallo.
While Joey Gallo isn’t hitting for a high average this season (.188), he is still hitting for power with 7 home runs and 4 doubles. Gallo has a career slash line of .211/.331/.511/.842 with 64 doubles and 117 home runs, so the low average is not a new development. As long as Gallo continues hitting for extra-bases, the strikeouts and low average is a bit easier to swallow.
Even though the asking price is high (as it should be), Texas really needs to explore any and all options with their current roster. Trading someone like Gallo could net the team multiple impact players which could help them in the future. Gallo landing on a contending team may lead to winning the World Series, which at the end of the day is the ultimate goal for every team.