Originally written April 17, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Another day has come and gone and yet fans of both the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals are still talking about the possibility of trading Jurickson Profar for Oscar Taveras. This rumor first came to light via the internet a few days ago and has yet to be extinguished by either team. As Rangers fans collectively hold their breath, hoping that they do not decide to trade what many consider a “once in a generation” talent, one has to wonder what the contract extension of Elvis Andrus means for Profar. I think Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin said it the best concerning Profar, ““The fact that Profar is playing shortstop in Round Rock (AAA) bothers me. If he was going to be the second baseman of the future here next year playing alongside Andrus, I think he would be playing second base in Round Rock. The fact that he’s playing shortstop, I think they’re shopping him right now.” Gosselin makes a very interesting point, if the Rangers did believe that Profar was going...
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