Tick. Tick. Tick. That's the sound of the MLB trade deadline
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.
At least one AL and one NL contender have aggressively inquired about Joey Gallo...https://t.co/CLyFMrG5ol— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 28, 2018
Now, here's the thing. The 24-year-old Joey Gallo
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.