The Texas Rangers are getting closer to trading Sam Dyson. Rangers president of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels was on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas earlier today and said that the Rangers have received legit offers from four to five teams and have narrowed it down to two or three.
The only team named among those rumored to among those still interested is the Minnesota Twins. The Twins involvement could signal that the bidding price for Dyson is reasonable as they are not expected to be heavy buyers this summer. The rest of the teams remain mysterious which is a place that Jeff Bridich prefers the Colorado Rockies to operate from.
As I wrote last weekend when Sam Dyson first became available, the Rockies could be a potential landing place for Dyson who could benefit from a change of scenery. Also, the Rockies have been no stranger to taking chances on relievers.
Unlike most of the trade rumors being floated about this time of the year that could drag out till the July 31 trade deadline or even later, this trade will be resolved in a very short time frame. Because the Rangers designated Dyson for assignment on June 2 they have a hard deadline of June 9 to trade him. The newly negotiated CBA from this past offseason reduced the time to resolve a DFA from 10 days to seven days. Since the Rangers have no motivation to try and pass him through waivers the Rangers could use all seven days to trade him.