Globe Life Park from the first base dugout

Rangers better off staying ‘as is’ going into trade deadline

The biggest issue with the Rangers becoming buys in the waning days of July is that they're not really contenders. Currently Texas sits in third in the American League West behind the Astros and Angels. In fact the Rangers sit eight games behind the Angels for first place in the division and five games behind the Minnesota Twins for the second wild card spot. That's hardly considered contender status, even with this expanded playoffs. And I don't really get why the Rangers would want to try to get a player that may or may not work out and will, in all likely hood, get them into a spot to be a contender.