Tick. Tick. Tick. That's the sound of the  MLB trade deadline clock winding down as the league approaches that July 31 date. Who out there is willing to make that final move that could potentially make the difference once postseason baseball nears?


How about the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies, who both sit atop their respective divisions and are looking to build on the gap from now until October? Both could use a little more power in their lineups, and who better to turn to than the Texas Rangers, who have players to offer in the midst of a rebuild.

Now, here's the thing. The 24-year-old Joey Gallo has a slash line that is downright ugly and one-sided at .190/.306/.458. Those numbers don't tell the whole story, though, as Joey also has tallied an impressive 25 homers and 56 RBI in 336 at-bats this season so far.


Perhaps a change of scenery could help the young slugger become a little more efficient at the plate as he will have more opportunities to make an offensive impact. Also, perhaps the most attractive thing about the potential trade is that Gallo is under team control for a while.


He is not set to hit arbitration until 2019 and free agency until 2022. 

Due to that fact alone, it's likely Gallo will cost some serious collateral in terms of prospects, but he's an undisputed run producer, and that's something you just can't find on the market easily this time of year.