The 2020 MLB season is only just reaching its midway point, but the (11-19) Texas Rangers don’t appear to be getting better anytime soon, and they’re a safe bet to miss the playoffs.
It’s a position the Rangers have found themselves in quite often over the past few years, entering the trade deadline positioned to be “sellers,” rather than “buyers.” The rebuild has continued in Texas, as the team looks to rebuild around its young core, rather than win with its veterans.
And they do have one particular starting pitcher who has plenty of postseason experience, and is currently in the midst of one of the best starts of his entire career.
Lance Lynn is 4-0 in 7 starts, sporting an impressive 1.59 ERA, with 50 strikeouts as well. As such, he will likely draw interest from plenty of contending teams in need of a front-line starter, which is why there’s been speculation about the Rangers possibly trading him.
Apparently, they’re considering doing exactly that, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Rangers are fielding calls for Lynn, leading up to the trade deadline on Monday.
The Rangers are 1-9 in their last 10 games, so they might as well move Lynn and get a solid haul in return. It’s important to strike while the iron is hot, and Lynn sure is right now.