Rosenthal says the Rangers have done background work on Pomeranz. As they should have done, given how bad the injury bug has hit their starting rotation. And Pomeranz may be the best of the available starters. The 27-year-old has posted a 2.47 ERA and 115/41 K/BB ratio over 102 innings in the first half. Moreover, he’s under team control through 2018. That will mean a lot of talent is going to have to go back to the Padres to make the deal work, but it also means the Rangers will be getting a lot of value if they pull the trigger.