What kind of value does Hanrahan have?
Over the weekend, we learned that the Texas Rangers have inquired on Joel Hanrahan, making this the second instance that the Rangers have been connected to Hanrahan. The Pittsburgh closer currently has a 1.66 ERA and is 13-for-13 with save opportunities, along with a 16:5 K/BB ratio in 21.2 innings.
Normally when a trade rumor is brought up, especially a "Team A is interested in Player B" rumor, it leads to the inevitable "Who are the top prospects on Team A, and which one(s) can we get for Player B" talk. Usually, these talks end up over-valuing the home team player, and expecting too much. Go to any forum right now, and you're going to see the names "Martin Perez", "Jurickson Profar" and more being mentioned in a potential trade return, and...
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