With the MLB trade deadline approaching and the midseason All-Star break in sight, teams begin evaluating talent, wondering if they have what it takes to make a strong playoff push.
The Texas Rangers, on the other hand, have been so good the past two seasons, attending both World Series matchups, despite losing each time.
While the Rangers are having another nice season, it seems they are missing that one piece that would propel them towards a World Series win should they make it for a third consecutive year.
The Rangers' farm system is loaded with extremely young talent that may not see the inside of a major league park for years to come.
Players like Elvis Andrus, Ian Kinsler, and even Josh Hamilton are young enough to remain the core of a good baseball team. Without second guessing, Yu Darvish was immediately thrown into the lineup this season.
The team hits consistently. No one is currently below a .200 average respectively.
However, if you were going to get better right now and try to make the push and go out and win it all, adding another starting pitcher probably wouldn't hurt.
Derek Holland's ERA is over 5.00 in 10 starts this season, and Scott Feldman is nearing that range with a 4.50 ERA and no wins in four starts.
In the minors, the Rangers have talented pitchers in Martin Perez and Neil Ramirez, but it's hard to see them actually making it to the mound just yet.
While it may seem unlikely that the Rangers would not be willing to part ways with some of their teenage talent, they are certainly in the position to win now and it may not be as far-fetched as it may seem.