3 Early Rangers Trade Deadline Targets

The Texas Rangers should be active in the trade market to address their needs.
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2. Mason Miller

Going into his second year in the majors, Mason Miller quickly became one of the biggest breakout stars in the league to begin the season. Miller was initially called up to the league as a starter last April but was converted into a relief pitcher going into this season due to a multitude of injuries Miller suffered throughout last season. So far, it seems that the decision to move Miller into the bullpen was a great one, as Miller has quickly become one of the most unhittable closers in the league.

Miller's dominant start to the season has gone somewhat unnoticed because he plays for the A's, one of the most underreported teams due to the team's lack of talent. Even if Miller has not yet gained the notoriety he deserves, he is still turning heads across the league and has already been attached to several trade rumors. The Rangers could certainly benefit if they decided to make a run for the young flamethrower, who it appears that the A's are willing to sell if the price is right.

Miller would immediately boost the Rangers' lackluster bullpen and give the team an everyday closer, which they have been missing since the loss of Aroldis Chapman this past off-season. The Rangers can make a run for Miller and possibly add the up-and-coming star to the roster.

1. Lance Lynn

There is no question that Lance Lynn's career is nearing an end, and the best days of his career are behind him. That being said, Lynn is having somewhat of a resurgence this year going into the final year of his contract with the Cardinals. He is currently carrying a 2.64 ERA through six starts. Now could be the perfect time for a reunion between the Rangers and Lynn, as Lynn could help stabilize the Ranger's dismantled rotation. 

Lynn pitched with the Rangers during the 2019 and 2020 seasons and was one of the few bright spots in the Rangers' rotation in those two seasons before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Dane Dunning. Lynn's presence in the Rangers' rotation could help calm the storm and give the team some breathing room until Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom return at some point this summer.

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