Texas Rangers podcast: MLB trade deadline steroids, and finding that impact bat


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Joe Nathan throws a pitch.
Is Joe Nathan trade bait? (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With just over 24 hours to go before the MLB trade deadline expires, and after an improbable walk-off win over the Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers have some decisions to make on which way they go and just how they go about improving this team. If they decide to do that at all.

For two hours, Jeff Johnson, Dustin Dietz, Jasen Southward and yours truly talk about the biggest topics in baseball. One of those was the steroids controversy surrounding New York Yankees’ slugger Alex Rodriguez and if Major League Baseball is serious about banning him for life. Not only that but we talk about why one of us really doesn’t care that players are on steroids and neither do a lot of fans, especially if that player is on their favorite team.

Aside from that, there are a lot of questions surrounding the trade deadline so we cover the rumors of trading closer Joe Nathan as well as which players could be available to the Texas Rangers before the July 31 deadline comes to a close. If there isn’t an “impact bat” out there, who are the players that could be had that will at least improve this offense down the stretch? This front office couldn’t possibly stand pat — could they?

All that and much more on an extended addition of our Texas Rangers podcast.

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