Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/16/13
Hey Joe, Just read today that Elvis Andrus had cleared waivers. As you posted yesterday and in the past, a glaring hole that needs to be filled going forward is a legitimate everyday shortstop. I believe you also mentioned his name along with Jurickson Profar as well. Just a couple of comments. If indeed he did clear waivers, the Mets should obviously explore what it would take to get him from the Rangers knowing the following… From the Rangers prospective: Profar is/has/will take his place at shortstop. Elvis has re-upped through 2022 when he will be 33 years old with a vesting option for 2023 He is owed $6.45 million in 2014, $15 million through 2020, $14 million for 2021 & 2022, and if the option kicks in he will receive another $15 million in 2023. You would have to think Texas would love to move that contract. With all that in mind, Texas would love to move him but obviously won’t just give him away. From the Mets perspective: The Mets need a young, solid, proven everyda...
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