Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/2/14
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.-- My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols. Happy Independence Day. Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for Hamilton. In fact, the Rangers have so many good, versatile players, they could be in an even stronger position than the Cardinals were when Pujols bolted for the Los Angeles Angels last December. Really, the only question is how the Rangers want to go about this. Their possibilities include: Trading shortstop Elvis Andrus, possibly for Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton, and turning over short to hotshot rookie Jurickson Profar. Playing Profar at second base, where he would form an electric double-play combination with Andrus, and moving Ian Kinsler to left field. Signing a top free-agen...
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