Texas has made it clear that they want to add another ace pitcher to their rotation before the MLB trade deadline next week and a new name has appeared with just a few days until the July 31 date.
Rick Weiner of Bleacher Report suggests that Josh Johnson of Miami is now on the list of potential pitchers headed to the Rangers. The Marlins have a huge hole at third base after they dealt Hanley Ramirez and the Rangers have one of the top prospects in baseball with third baseman Mike Olt.
Johnson is 6-7 with a 4.14 ERA this season with Miami, but the 28-year-old is 54-30 in his career with a terrific 3.14 ERA. Johnson is a force on the mound with his size and velocity and a move to Texas would allow right-handed pitcher a shot at winning a World Series and playing for a team that will be a playoff contender for several years.
Texas will make a deal or two before the MLB trade deadline next week and adding Johnson would make this team a contender for a World Series; but the NY Yankees are also looking to upgrade their roster, making the second half of the season very exciting for not only these two teams, but the others that are also contending for a spot in the post-season.