When the Texas Rangers traded to bring in Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs, they thought he would be the final piece to the puzzle they needed to compete for a World Series title. They were wrong of course because Garza came down to Earth a little bit after the trade was over and done. He is still a good pitcher and will help the Rangers compete for the American League West over the course of a full season. He won’t be enough though with the Oakland Athletics competing literally every single season. They need more; someone like Tampa Bay Rays’ David Price.
Rumors are beginning to swirl that the Rays are ready to move Price. This stands to reason for most baseball executives because other Rays starters like Garza and James Shields were dealt when they had a couple of seasons left on their contracts. Price has that going for him this off-season. If he is shopped around, the Rangers need to be standing at the front of the line, blocking the other teams from even getting a word in.
Price could help not only win a division but has proven able to compete at a high level in the postseason as well. Sure he faltered a little bit but as has been said over and again, only one team goes away winners, everyone else eventually has to lose. The Rangers could move themselves from serious contenders to favorites with a trade to bring in Price. He is the man that beat them in the tie-breaker game this season after all. They may as well go get him so they can use him like that next season.