Phillies Trade Chips: Cameron Rupp
By Matt Veasey
RUPP TO THE TEXAS RANGERS
My bet is that Rupp himself would love to go home, playing in front of his family and friends back in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, Texas.
The Rangers can use him. Their current catching is spit between 32-year old Robinson Chirinos and 33-year old Bobby Wilson, neither of whom hits much.
The club’s future at the position right now appears to be 23-year old Jose Trevino, but he has only been a full-time catcher for just over a year, and appears to be at least a couple of years away from a big league opportunity.
While I previously listed the Rangers as a possible destination for Ruiz, partly due to his longtime working relationship with Cole Hamels, the fact is that Rupp makes even more sense for Texas.
Someone such as right-hander Ariel Jurado could be pried loose in exchange for Rupp, who would become the Rangers new hometown starting catcher for at least the next four years.
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