Riding a seven-game winning streak on the road, the Texas Rangers have improved their record to 40-28, which is good for fourth best in all of baseball.
Even with the Rangers strong play, the Los Angeles Angels still sit only 2.5 games back of the Rangers after Saturday's games, so it looks like the Rangers should be looking for some help when the trade deadline arrives.
Not everyone is going to be available at the trade deadline, but of the ones that are, the Rangers should be able to put up some pretty good offers for key pieces to a playoff run.
As we have seen in recent years, players like Cliff Lee, Manny Ramirez, and Mark Teixeira can make significant impacts to a contending teams' chances at the end of the year and into the playoffs.
Many expect Texas to go after an ace-type pitcher at the deadline this year. Sure, Colby Lewis, CJ Wilson, and even Scott Feldman over his past few starts have been pitching great, but that doesn't mean they don't want to add a true top guy for improved success along the way.
With the Rangers seemingly on the brink of a run of playoff seasons, this trade deadline seems like the perfect time to use their outstanding farm system to target some of the biggest names on the market. Which players should they go after most aggressively?