Latest Update Mets don't consider Jurickson Profar or Elvis Andrus a trade possibility Tue Dec, 09, 11:36 AM
Is a tremendous athlete, which helps him greatly on defense at shortstop. Hits and runs well, and also has some pop in his bat. Is also an excellent base-stealer.
Flaws: : Is a little raw in most areas of baseball. Needs to cut down on his swing and become more patient at the plate. Still makes his share of errors at short, mostly mental.
The asking price is likely too high for the Mets right now. Even if Andrus is locked into a contract, it's a hefty one and one the Mets may not be willing to commit to unless there's a bit of a discount involved. As for Profar, there's just no way to commit to the asking price without seeing what kind of shape his shoulder is in and how much it can withstand moving forward.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Rangers have Roughned Odor and Jurickson Profar in the infield, which could potentially make Andrus expendable. The Rangers have gaping holes in the outfield and starting rotation, and an Andrus trade could help fill them. Andrus's value is unlikely to change a whole lot even if he is traded.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Andrus is just two years into an eight-year, $120M deal, so if the Rangers are looking to rid themselves of the contract and go with one of their many middle infield prospects, the Yankees are certainly a team capable of picking up that contract. What they can offer in a trade, however, is a different story and that might be a sticking point for the Rangers.Analyst: Howard Bender
The speedy shortstop is going to sit this one out. Luis Sardinas is going to get the start at shortstop for the Rangers. Analyst: Mark Kaplan