Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/8/13
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It absolutely makes sense for the Texas Rangers to trade All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus while he still has two years left on his contract. But the Rangers have forfeited so much of their "benefit of the doubt" capital this offseason, trading Andrus is no longer a viable option. There are players who will report to spring training in Surprise, Ariz., who are still upset Michael Young was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason. Trading a popular player in the clubhouse such as Andrus would add insult to injury. Rangers GM Jon Daniels isn't afraid to make an unpopular decision in the best interest of the organization, but he knows you can't completely alienate a fan base that surpassed the 3-million mark in attendance for the first time in franchise history last season. Justin Upton would likely be in a Rangers uniform had the organization been willing to part ways with Andrus. But it's obvious that Daniels and his staff weren't completely sold on the outfielder, who is...
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