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BP Daily: The history of the "super deal"

The Rangers are contending largely because of the Mark Teixeira trade

Originally Published: June 5, 2009
By Christina Kahrl | Baseball Prospectus

The Texas Rangers are on top in the AL West -- surprising to most -- and now that we're a third of the way into the season, you can take their bid for postseason play seriously. Contributing to that success have been a few of the players picked up in the Mark Teixeira deadline trade with the Braves in 2007, and while they're just part of an overall influx of talent, it's fair to suggest that the sheer quantity of quality added in the deal has made a significant difference for the Rangers, while also coming well shy of propelling the Braves into the postseason.

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