Originally Posted by alnorth
Oh wait, Holland is not a free agent until 2019. Last year the Rangers signed him to a big long-term contract that bought out a free agent year, with 2 team options for 2 more free agent years. He's under team control for potentially 6 more years, not 3.
That increases his value a bit, a Myers for Holland+someone else could be close to par.
It makes sense, too, that the Rangers would then trade Myers for Upton.
(Although, why not just hang on to Myers? Go with what you know, albeit inconsistent, rather than gamble that Myers is less than an all-star.)