The trading deadline in baseball is one of the more exciting times of most seasons, but Rangers’ general manager hopes that as far as his own team is concerned, the deadline comes and goes with little fanfare. That said, Daniels and the Rangers’ scouting department aren’t content to stand pat, either.
“Our approach doesn’t change,” Daniels said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We will be prepared for anything. We’re in a different spot than we were a couple of weeks ago. We hope to get all our pitchers back soon, but you never know. You have to be flexible and get prepared. I’m hoping we’re not big players at the deadline. Hopefully, we get our guys back, get healthy and stay healthy. That’s the biggest thing.”
The Morning News’ Evan Grant reported this weekend that Texas has dispatched scouts to have a look at the Brewers’ Zack Greinke and the Phillies’ Cole Hamels, both of whom are reportedly on the trading block. The Rangers already made the biggest (probably) mid-season move so far, signing Roy Oswalt to a deal on May 29.