July is always a fun month in the world of Major League Baseball. Whether or not you're a fan of the MLB All-Star Game, chances are you get fired up when a member of your favorite teams makes the cut.
And July in the big leagues wouldn't be complete without the wild speculation and rampant rumors that go along with the MLB trade deadline.
Exactly one week from today there will be plenty of players abandoning one team for another. From contenders to pretenders, just about every team will try to improve or cut payroll in some fashion during the next few days.
The Texas Rangers, have been scouting this year's trade deadline diva, Cole Hamels—and that was before they learned that postseason stalwart and opening day starter Colby Lewis would be lost for the season due to a torn elbow ligament.
If the Rangers are to acquire the Phillies' stud left-hander, it's going to take a bevy of talented minor leaguers.
Are the Rangers prepared to depart with members of their top-notch farm system? Is it even necessary for them to do so to make another postseason run?
There are no right or wrong answers, of course, but here's a look at 10 reasons why the Texas Rangers SHOULD go for broke and pick up Hamels, and why they should NOT...