MLB Rumors: Brewers GM says Texas Rangers not willing to trade Mitch Moreland

Sep 18, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) points to second baseman Jurickson Profar (13) (not pictued) after they both scored runs during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers will yet again have one of the premier offenses in baseball, something they don’t want to mess up by trading Mitch Moreland – at least according to a rival general manager.

Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin has been attempting to acquire a first baseman all offseason and has struggled to do so. He’s had trade discussions with a handful of teams, including the Texas Rangers, who according to Melvin don’t want to trade Moreland at this time:

Texas, at this point, is not willing to talk about [Mitch] Moreland.

Melvin went on to suggest that other teams, like the Seattle Mariners, simply aren’t interested in trading either which has created the think first base market.

That has left the Brewers with limited options, thus the heavy trade interest in New York Mets first baseman, Ike Davis.

Meanwhile, Texas may be attempting to wait until a bigger market emerges for a power hitter come the July trade deadline in hopes of a bidding war.

Topics: Milwaukee Brewers, Mitch Moreland, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers

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  • Leslie Hoerwinkle

    Moreland is a big time

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