Rangers catcher Gerald Laird is drawing a lot of interest, and the Rangers are now in a place to trade him with Jarrod Saltalamacchia ready to play everyday. While the Rangers may stick with Laird to make sure they are solid behind the plate, Club president Nolan Ryan may want to have another 'growth' season, and land as many prospects as possible. Laird, who is a year from free agency, hit .278 with 6 HR and 41 RBI in 94 games this season. He is drawing interest from the Tigers and Brewers, but the Reds, Red Sox, and Yankees are all possibilities if the Rangers really make him available.
The Rangers could probably land two solid prospects from a trade, but should try to eat up some of his contract to make sure those prospects have real growth.
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