Trade Deadline Needs: American League West

Posted: 11th July 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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The last stop on our trade deadline needs tour is in the American League West. The West has two teams that will be buyers and those teams are the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. We have already seen how serious the Rangers are this trade season as they acquired Cliff Lee from division rival Seattle earlier in the week. Here are the deadline needs for the Rangers and Angels. Texas Rangers Record: 50-37, first place in AL West Needs: Starting Pitching, Backup Infielder The Rangers fired the first shot of the trading season when they acquired LHP Cliff Lee from the Seattle Mariners for 1B Justin Smoak and three minor leaguers. Lee gives the Rangers something they haven’t had in about 25 years — a legit ace. Acquiring Lee solves the Rangers biggest need, so wha ...

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