MLB Rumors are certainly going to fly this winter when you talk about the Texas Rangers. Sure, alot of people probably think that I’m talking mostly about Josh Hamilton. To an extent I am, but I’m talking more about Elvis Andrus. Why would the Rangers trade Andrus? Simple. Jurickson Profar is arguably the best prospect in the minors right now and will be knocking at the door of being a big leaguer next year.
The Rangers know they can’t really trade Profar, but at the same time- will they get full value if they trade Andrus knowing teams know of their plans?
That’s what it will come down too. The value of Elvis Andrus. This guy is still insanely young. He’s an above average hitter and fielder, and lightning fast. I suspect SEVERAL teams will be in on Andrus because why would anyone NOT want a shortstop like that?
If you ask me, I think the Rangers will kill in any deal for Andrus. Teams will need him and will be willing to meet expectations for him.
The question is- who do I think will be in on him the most?
My answer? The St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals could make Shelby Miller available, and get the SS of the future they really need. It would be an AWESOME deal for them, and I think they’ll be one of the major aggressors. If they aren’t? They’ll be missing out.
We’ll see what happens but the Texas Rangers will have a ton of decision to make this winter. I can’t wait to see how MLB Rumors heat up in a few months.