There is all kinds of internet squawk on the Rangers trading for Roy Halladay. That would cost a pretty penny, but if Texas does do a deal before the deadline here’s a look at a few RedHawks who might be in the mix.
Joaquin Arias, SS, 2B: Still a prospect at just 24 years old. Arias has battled dead arm, the result of surgery on his throwing shoulder in 2007, but appears to be regaining his form defensively. His batting average is also up significantly.
Max Ramirez, C: Lingering wrist injuries were not what Texas had in mind in 2009 for Ramirez. He’s currently on the DL rehabbing in Arizona. Ramirez hasn’t been fully healthy this year. No doubt he has lost some of his appeal.
Justin Smoak, 1B: It’s a long shot but you figure he would have to be involved in a trade for Halladay. Smoak was the Rangers first round pick in 2008. He hit well in Double-A but hasn’t found his groove with OKC just yet, hitting .118.
Greg Golson, OF: In his first year with Texas. Golson doesn’t have a big bat but his speed on the bases and in the outfield makes him an intriguing player.
Luis Mendoza, Willie Eyre, Kris Benson, Dustin Nippert, Warner Madrigal: The Rangers have no shortage of second tier pitching prospects. Any one of these guys could also be included in a trade.