Joey Gallo Details His Experience Being in Trade Rumors: “It Was Tough to Sleep That Night”
Watch as Rangers slugger Joey Gallo speaks on his emotional uncertainty of remaining a Ranger during trade rumors.
Prior to the August trade deadline, extensive rumors circulated regarding Joey Gallo and the Rangers trade options. In a press conference with the media Gallo spoke his mind on his feelings leading up to the deadline.
“I wasn’t paying attention to it too much”, Gallo said on the possible trade rumors. “The last day i started to get a ton of text messages like ‘Dude you’re getting traded, what’s going on?’. I don’t have a lot of social media, so I didn’t realize I was even in the trade talks. Then it started to increase and I started to get a little nervous. I’ve been in talks before in the minor leagues, but this one was definitely a lot more real. It was tough to sleep because I didn’t know if I was gonna wake up and be in a different city.”
In addition, Gallo went on to describe his passion and love for playing in Texas with the Rangers.
“I went to sleep thinking this might be the last time I play for the Texas Rangers. It was sad because I love this organization and want to win here, and I love playing here. It was a long night for sure, and I’m glad I didn’t, because there’s a lot of work we can do here. I want to win as a Texas Ranger”, he finished.
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