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Necessary Moves: Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Andrus, Chirinos give back at Arlington Life Shelter dinner

Elvis Andrus and Robinson Chirinos took part in a special holiday dinner earlier this week.  Brad Penner USA TODAY SportsWith Thanksgiving right around the corner, two current members of the Texas Rangers made an effort to give back to the community on Monday. Shortstop Elvis Andrus and catcher Robinson Chirinos paid a visit to the Arlington Life Shelter, where they helped serve...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Andrus staying positive in offseason despite rough Game 5

Elvis Andrus' crucial errors in Game 5 of the ALDS have been a learning process for him. Max Faulkner Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty ImagesIt was a rough afternoon at work for Elvis Andrus.The Texas Rangers were leading 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh of the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS when Andrus mishandled a seemingly-routine groundball to put a man on first with no outs...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Attempted Reinvention of Elvis Andrus

There’s no simple explanation for why the Rangers are in first place in the AL West. I mean, there kind of is, if you accept “they have the best record” as an explanation, but for explaining that record — it’s complicated. And the Rangers, of course, didn’t even look like a fringe contender for months. They’ve mostly come on strong since the All-Star break, and some...
Via Fangraphs
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus steals home, Rangers celebrate in dugout (video)

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus showed the world just how fast he is in Tuesday night’s game against the Padres. The Rangers were looking for some runs with the game tied at 4-4 and the bases loaded, and Andrus came through with a clutch single to drive in three runs (two RBI, third scored on an error). Andrus advanced to third on the error, and with two outs, the Rangers...
Via The Sports Daily
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elvis Andrus steals home against Padres

    Here’s something you don’t see very often: a straight steal of home. Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus pulled off the rare feat in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game against the San Diego Padres. Andrus had singled with the bases loaded, and an error allowed all three runs to score and Andrus to advance to third to make it 7-4. The Padres brought Kevin Quackenbush...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees 'intrigued' by Elvis Andrus

Could the heir apparent to Derek Jeter be a Texas Ranger? Well, maybe. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are “intrigued” by Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus, who is still owed $120 million through 2022. The Yankees would have to feel Andrus is a buy-low candidate whose downturn on both sides of the ball in 2014 was reversible and that, at 26, his best...
Via The Outside Corner
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire Laz Diaz changes his mind on a strike call

Your browser does not support iframes.Home plate umpire Laz Diaz didn't exactly help his credibility by changing a strike call to a ball during Saturday's Washington Nationals game against the visiting Texas Rangers.It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Rangers batter Elvis Andrus had a 1-0 count. The next pitch from Nationals pitcher Doug Fister was called a strike by...
Via Holdout Sports
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Andrus takes clippers to the beard

ARLINGTON, Texas --€“ The Abraham Lincoln-look beard for the Texas Rangers Elvis Andrus is no more. Andrus, who let his beard grow during the offseason and throughout the first part of the season, showed up at Globe Life Ballpark with a tightly-shaved beard similar to his look in his first for seasons with the Rangers. While plenty was made of Andrus' look, he didn't see it as...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrus embracing role as one of veteran Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has the beard of a grizzled, wise veteran.      Manager Ron Washington said the beard was Abraham Lincoln like. Because of the turnover in the Rangers clubhouse over the last couple of seasons, Andrus also has the status of a grizzled, wise veteran. At the ripe old age of 25. It's a role Andrus is comfortable with as he...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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