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Choosing a centerpiece for a Rangers trade: Jurickson Profar vs Joey Gallo

Statement 1: The Rays are very interested in dealing their starting pitching. Statement 2: The Rays are very interested in Joey Gallo and Jurickson Profar. The Rays are not giving us any hints as to whether either statement is true, and while the first most likely is, the only real chatter for any Rays rumor appears to be coming out of Rangers camp. Since that is all we have to...
Via DRaysBay
18 hours ago

Rays reportedly demanding Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink. #Rangers/#Rays staring contest continues. Tampa Bay wants Profar in return for one of their arms; Texas saying no. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers pushing trade efforts for Sale

Remember the report from Thursday saying that the Chicago White Sox turned down a “king’s ransom” for Chris Sale? We have to wonder if that offer came from the Texas Rangers.’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are making a serious effort to acquire the southpaw pitcher. Chicago reportedly wants power hitter Joey Gallo and 23-year-old infielder Jurickson Profar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

If You Had to Trade One: Profar or Gallo?

Last season, I didn’t believe the Texas Rangers would win the AL West. They did. This season, I didn’t believe the Texas Rangers would be all that competitive. They have been, but the injury bug isn’t having it. 36-year-old Colby Lewis, along with Derek Holland, find themselves on the disabled list. Cole Hamels is great, as is Yu Darvish, and having two aces in the rotation...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar: Honest Man

 The saga of Jurickson Profar has been well-chronicled here. Former top prospect, missed two years due to shoulder injuries, back on the map as a premiere talent, and struggling to get playing time from his manager. You probably know all this by now.Yesterday, Jurickson began getting some additional work in the outfield, a spot he hadn't played since 2013, and a place the Rangers...
Via One Strike Away
6 days ago

Profar gets crash course in playing outfield

Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has started taking fly balls in the outfield as a way to increase his versatility. Profar, who has already had crash courses this year on playing first and third base, is willing to give it a try.
6 days ago

Rangers once again look at Jurickson Profar as an outfield possibility

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Rangers look for more ways to increase Jurickson Profar's playing time.And perhaps his value.Profar, who has been one of the primary subjects of trade inquiries from other clubs, spent Tuesday afternoon getting a tutorial in outfield work from instructor Jayce Tingler. It's the first time Profar has worked in the outfield since his shoulder issues began in 2014...
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

Sunday Notes: Pitching Profar and Choo, Reds’ Stephenson, more

Shin-Soo Choo and Jurickson Profar could have been pitchers. Both attracted the attention of scouts as hard-throwing amateurs. Choo starred for South Korea when they won the 2000 World Junior Championships and was named the tournament’s top pitcher. Profar excelled on the mound for Willemstad, Curacao when they won the 2004 Little League World Series and again when they lost in...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers and Rays reportedly discussing monster trade

The Texas Rangers currently find themselves with the best record in the American League and on pace to win 102 games. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays sit in last place in the American League East. So it would stand to reason that one of these teams might end up being a buyer while the other team looks to sell off assets in order to acquire young talent. According to ESPN’s Jim...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How should the Texas Rangers handle Jurickson Profar?

At one point a red carpet prospect for the Texas Rangers, Jurickson Profar has now become a confusing piece on the Rangers board. As is often the case, injuries can wreak havoc on a prospect’s projections. We’ve seen injuries end a prospect’s career, such as occurred with former Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ prospect Rocco Baldelli, as well as Chicago Cub’s brief phenom Mark Prior...
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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