Double T 97-3 Answers... July 26th

Double T 97-3 Answers... July 26th

Chuck Heinz - The Morning Drive

Trade Darvish and Lucroy too.  The Rangers are to reload and if Yu is not willing to commit than you have to get something for him before he quits you.  Don't listen to Beltre or Andrus.  I appreciate their desire to keep trying but its time to sell and if they still make it to the Wild Card then good on them.  I think the turnaround won't be that long.

Jamie Lent - The Morning Drive

First off I think the Rangers should wait until at least Sunday to make this decision. That way John Daniels can have a better idea of where the Rangers are in the Wild Card chase and then also see what other teams are offering up. 

However, ultimately I think the Rangers should trade Darvish and get something in return. I really don't think it is very likely that he returns to Texas as a free agent so why not get something for him. Even if the Rangers were to keep him and try for a Wild Card spot, I really don't think they are a team that is going to win a title this year. So, why not stock up your farm system a bit in hopes that you could be right back in the mix within a couple of years. 

Zach Logsdon - The Morning Drive and Sunday Sports Blitz

I think Jon Daniels put it best when he told teams that they would have to make a good offer for Darvish or he would just keep him. The worst thing you can do in this situation is trade someone just to trade them. Unless the Dodgers or the Nationals or Yankees or whoever is willing to make an offer that you think is fair value, just keep him. There are worse things than trying to make the playoffs. Maybe you can sneak into a wild card and then get destroyed by the Astros.

Chois Woodman - The Bottom Line

This is a very relative question that deserves a relative answer. Yu Darvish should be traded if Texas can get the a good trade value back, but if not - no trade. Texas doesn't need to trade one of the best pitchers in the game just for the sake of getting rid of him. If Jon Daniels believes there is an inherent advantage to keeping Darvish with a possibility of resigning him then he needs to make sure there is great value coming in to sell such a valuable commodity. The market value seems to be increasing the nearer we get to the trade deadline, so if the Rangers can restock the farm system then they should take advantage. However, this is one of the best arms in baseball, so it shouldn't come at a cheap price. 

Aaron Dickens - Tech Talk

Yes, the Texas Rangers should absolutely try and get what they can for Yu Darvish and any other non-Adrian Beltre pieces on the roster. The Rangers are, as I write this, 18 games back of the first-place Houston Astros and behind six other teams for the second AL Wild Card spot. This season is a wash for Texas. The franchise should focus on positioning itself for the future by selling off as much as it can.

Chris Level - Tech Talk

I'm not sure what they want for him but whatever that is, if its offered then yes. This team isn't a contender nor is it going to get hot and make the post-season. But, trading Darvish away is tricky because regardless of what I think about the remainder of this season ... if you trade him away then you are essentially giving yourself almost no chance to bring him back during free agency. I don't think Texas will pay him 25m - 30m per season into his upper 30's which is what he's going to command in the open market so I'm okay dealing him as long as they get something better via trade than they would compared to their draft pick compensation. But, keeping him to try and make a post-season would be the wrong reason to keep him in my view, it would be about keeping him long term.

Jeff McGuire - Sunday Sports Blitz

My position on this has not changed since before May 9th.  Trade Darvish today.  Don't let him start another game and possibly get hurt, again.  May 9th was before the 10 game win streak.  That was before getting back to 3 games above .500 for the year.  That was however after their season should have ended.  This is not a great team.  This is an average team with a little talent.  Average teams don't win it all.  Average teams stay average.  The Chicago White Sox for years thought they were one player away, every year.  They would go out, get that player, and still be one player away.  The fact is they were never just one player away.  They were like four players away.  I want the Rangers to be great.  I want them to be dominant.  I want them to win.  Flirting with .500 and the 2nd wildcard spot is not winning.  It's being average.  Throw in the towel, to be great later.

Chris Williamson - Sunday Sports Blitz

100% Trade. The post season looks like it is far fetched and Yu Darvish is more than likely not going to resign with the Rangers so we should get as much as we can for him right now. 

Zach Sparkman - Producer Extraordinaire

Trade him, I was pretty quick to the sell bandwagon and I'm staying that way. This of course is assuming someone, most likely the Dodgers, who will be without Clayton Kershaw for over a month, or another team makes a great offer for Darvish which would top the draft pick Texas would get by losing Darvish in free agency. I say this because Texas while only 2.5 games back of a wild card spot is a very flawed team, with a lot of soon to be free agents, and an average farm system after all the trades they've made the last two seasons, trading Darvish should get a highly touted prospect who's close to big league ready and another couple guys who could help the Rangers down the road.

Overall Total

Keep him - 1

Trade him - 7

On the fence  -1

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