MLB trade rumors: Rangers could shop Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels

Yu Darvish Kirk Gibson Jersey and Cole Hamels may be the best 1-2 punch inbaseball when they’re healthy. The problem for the Rangers though is they haven’t been healthy for a good portion of the 2017 season and the team finds itself under .500 at the All-Star Break.No one has said definitively that the Rangers will sell on Darvish or Hamels, but if the team comes out of the break cold and falls even further back of the Astros and the second wild-card spot there are reports starting to surface that the team may consider selling either one of the pitchers.There’s an increasing buzz that #Rangers will listen on Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels if team doesn’t pick up its play before July 31 deadline. Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 13, 2017The Rangers are 43-45, three games back of the Rays for the Kenley Jansen Jersey second wild-card spot. But considering the fact the Rangers come out of the break on a 10-game road trip versus three teams in the Royals, Orioles and Rays who are all in fights for wild card spots as well and have good teams it’s conceivable the team could fall seven or eight games back.If that happens, then a sell-off may be the right way to go, especiallyconsidering that Darvish’s contract is up at the end of the season and Hamels has two yearson his contract worth more than $40 million.The trade for Hamels two years ago was a huge reason the team may need to sell as well. The Rangerslost Nick Williams and Jorge Alfaro in that trade, and with the Jonathan Lucroy trade in 2016 they lost Lewis Brinson as well as Luis Ortiz.They have just two Top 100 prospects in their system, and they could use a jolt in the coming years. TradingDarvish or Hamels could give them just that.