Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves
If the Rangers were willing to give up any of these guys, I'd be more than happy with them for Graves:
Gerald Laird - 25 year old catcher
.302/.382/.524 at AAA 7 HR in 33 G
Estaban German - 26 year old IF
.353/.421/.497 at AAA 12 SBs in 41 games
John Hudgins - 23 year old righty
2-2 3.00 ERA at AAA 39 IP 38 H 31/13 K/W
German would clog up 2B even more, but would be a better option off the bench than Bergolla right now.
Laird would be an upgrade over Valentin, and probably even LaRue (at least offensively)
Hudgins gives you a younger arm that could develop into a low end rotation pitcher, or bullpen arm.
Matta = Really good