With Profar ready, it's a dilemma for the Rangers.
Profar could play second, but then Kinsler who is locked up needs a position, and while he could go to the outfield. It's not the most ideal.
And Olt is ready, and he is a true third basemen and Beltre is there. Olt could play first, but that's not really fair either.
They could get some really good arms for Andrus.
I don't see the Cardinals getting in on something big, but they really could work out a deal for Andrus assuming they would have the opportunity to talk extension with him.
I personally see him getting locked up though, and they keep Profar at second and figure something out with Kinsler (I'm guessing left field personally). They will have some relief after Cruz walks this off-season.
Something has to happen. Too many projected starting position players for actual positions. They should look to deal Andrus for good pitching. Thats what I would do anyways..
I think it would be the smartest to trade him for some arms if Profar shows he can play to his potential.
I would think they and the Cardinals are a good fit. Cardinals have too much pitching, and they need a shortstop and have the funds to extend him very easily for the long term. The Rangers I would assume would want someone like Shelby Miller, someone with front end potential. And possibly some additional pitching on top of that.
Trade Andrus and/or Olt before people realize Olt is just a Chris Davis who can play 3B
I still don't know why the Rangers were so steadfast on keeping Andrus in that proposed trade for Upton.
With Profar on the horizon it made sense to have Elvis be part of that deal.
Trade him to the Tigers
I say he walks as a FA.
i wonder if a deal centered around Zach Lee and Joc Pederson could work, obviously more is necessary.
he will be like 25 when he hits free agency, i think that's why he has refused to sign, he wants to test the market, something around 6 years 15+ annually will probably be necessary, i could see the redsox, yankees, phillies, dodgers and maybe even the giants all in on him
well good luck getting someone as good as upton for him now.. idiots
Are you talking about his AAA numbers?
When he pitched in the biggest offensive park in the most offensive league in minor league baseball only throwing two seamers because that is what he was forced to work on by the pitching staff?
If you are going to look at minor league numbers, you need to know the context. Look up what he did from July 1st through the rest of the year after he was allowed to throw his full repertoire.
Shelby is a top 5 pitching prospect in all of baseball and is MLB ready.
Last edited by Jeffy25; 03-14-2013 at 09:46 PM.
I didn't know he was throwing only 2 seemers
I never said that lee is a higher rated prospect or anything of that nature, it was more just a question about those 2 prospects
Last edited by ciaban; 03-14-2013 at 09:50 PM.