Today the great Ken Rosenthal discussed the prospect of the Rangers and Yankees making a deal involving in principal players Phil Hughes and All-star first baseman Mark Teixeira, along with Eric Gagne and Akinori Otsuka. Rosenthal proposes the Yankees should make a deal for Tex not involving Hughes. Rosenthal writes:
The Rangers' plan should be to hold out for Hughes, then accept other prospects from the Yankees' improved farm system, if necessary.
I really have a problem if the Rangers pull the trigger on Rosenthal's deal. I feel if the Rangers are able to get Boston involved, not only could they acquire another player in the deal, they could likely take Otsuka off the table.
If I am Jon Daniels, the second I hang up with Yankees GM Brian Cashman, I am calling Boston.