I was just looking through some stats and saw the Texas Rangers have the worst record in the AL at 8-16 and have the second highest ERA in baseball (5.49), trailing only the Pittsburgh Pirates (5.69), who held our Reds to four runs in three games sadly. I just found it ironic that the Rangers have the second worst pitching staff in baseball considering all the pitching they've traded in the last three years. In the last three years the Rangers have traded RHP Chris Young, RHP Francisco Cordero, RHP Edinson Volquez, and LHP John Danks. And Josh Hamilton is all they really have to show for it right now.
Chris Young has thrown 170+ innings of 3.46 and 3.12 ERA ball respectively in the last two seasons since being traded to the Padres.
Cordero has gone on to become a dominant closer.
Volquez is 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA and is striking out a batter per inning with our Reds.
John Danks is a talented young lefty who is pitching well for the White Sox this season with a 3.04 ERA in 23.2 innings.
That is a lot of pitching talent that organization has traded away recently.