Top 10 Shortstops Right Now

As the start of Spring Training is drawing closer, we are taking a look at the top 10 shortstops right now. This season will be the first time in a very long time that you won’t see the name “Derek Jeter” in any debates about this topic, but this list is full of very talented players who make major impacts on their current teams. With numerous players being deserving of being...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #131: Elvis Andrus | SS | TEX

Since breaking into the majors in 2009, Elvis Andrus has tallied the sixth-most PA in baseball with 3,974, or 662 per season. If you start the counter from 2010, his second season, Andrus is tops among all. That’s what happens when you play every day batting leadoff for what has mostly been a prolific offense. I say mostly because whatever dreck the Rangers were trotting out last...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #141: Alcides Escobar | SS | KC

It’s back-to-back-to-back Royals in our Top 200 Countdown! Coming in at 141 is Royals’ shortstop Alcides Escobar whose career, in terms of both raw stats and fan sentiment, I’ll sum up in one chart: Who the heck is Escobar! In 2012 we all began looking at Escobar as a potential draft day target in almost all fantasy formats. (And if you weren’t, you should have been.)...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings: Top Mets Headlines For Day One

With day one of the Winter Meetings already in the books, here is a recap of yesterday’s Mets headlines: Mets and Rangers are Discussing Possible Trade Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported that the Mets and Rangers are in trade discussions and could have something done before the end of the Winter Meetings. While there are no reports of specific players, it can be inferred that...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets And Rangers Discussing Potential Trade

I tried my best not to make the title of this post misleading. Nothing seems imminent, but Chris Cotillo of SB Nation has reported that the New York Mets and Texas Rangers are engaged in trade discussions and could possibly come to terms on something before the end of the winter meetings Thursday. Cotillo also noted that while no specific players are being discussed at the moment...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-Team Deal Could Bring Shortstop Elvis Andrus To Mets

Jim Bowden of ESPN proposed a trio of three-team-trades he’d like to see happen next week at the MLB Winter Meetings. Among them, he proposed the following three-way deal involving the Mets: Texas Rangers get: OF Justin Upton from Braves New York Mets get: SS Elvis Andrus and $10 million from Rangers Atlanta Braves get: RHP Noah Syndergaard from Mets, OF Michael Choice from Rangers...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest on Mets SS: Does Bogaerts or Andrus Change Anything?

Xander Bogaerts might be available, but at what cost? Sandy Alderson told reporters that he is continuing to monitor the market for shortstops although nothing is imminent for now. “We have several options internally and maybe not all of them are perfect,” Alderson said. “There aren’t a lot of free agent shortstops out there that check all the boxes. There aren’t that...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Was signing Elvis Andrus long-term a mistake?

In 2013, the Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus signed a 8yr/$120M extension. The right-handed hitter hit .271, 67 RBI, with a 157 games played in 2013. The twenty-six year old played unacceptably last season as well, hitting .263, 41 RBI, playing 157 games. As shown, Andrus’ problem isn’t staying healthy, its simply putting the ball in play. This offseason, Andrus’s name...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 MLB players most likely to be traded this winter

The MLB hot stove season is already off to an active start, with some big signings and trades made before Thanksgiving. Free agency has plenty of options for teams seeking starting pitching or relievers, but those without money to spend might find better options on the trade market. Clubs looking for offensive help will almost certainly have to make a deal to get what they need...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Elvis Andrus Still Valuable?

Over the summer at ESPN and FG+, I wrote a piece that investigated just how terribly the recent trend of long-term extensions for players at least two years away from free agency had gone. While Ryan Howard was the obvious poster boy for “Wow, that was a bad idea,” the future deals given to Ryan Zimmerman, […]
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees unlikely to land Elvis Andrus, sign Jorge De Paula

getty images With Derek Jeter gone the New York Yankees find themselves in the unfamiliar position of needing a shortstop. While the Yankees would have loved to have acquired Elvis Andres from Texas, Joel Sherman reports that a deal for him is not in the works. Owed $120 million over the next eight years Andrus is going to have to increase his production to be of value to anyone...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees "intrigued" by Elvis Andrus

According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Yankees are "intrigued" by the idea of trading for Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.As opposed to being "captivated" or "fascinated," or "enchanted."Maybe they are "transfixed." Or "beguiled."I doubt they are "smitten." I hope they are not "infatuated."The Rangers have him for eight years at $120 million. I suspect they are "obsessed...
November 10, 2014  |  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 years...
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November 10, 2014  |  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

2015 Fantasy Dynasty Shortstop Rankings

As rough as second base is offensively, shortstop might be even worse. The top options at the position are still relatively sexy, but they all come with their own drawbacks. After the top five you get into players with low upside or prospects that haven’t yet played in any meaningful games. As dynasty owners we get to witness players grow and mature while he follow them, sometimes...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez Pesters Lorenzo Cain, Crashes His Media Day Session (Video)

Move over Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre, there’s a new bromance in Major League Baseball. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and center fielder Lorenzo Cain have quite the entertaining dynamic that the man behind the plate is generous enough to share with the world on Instagram. While the majority of Perez’s videos revolve around him doing everything he can to annoy...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Guilder Rodriguez gets 1st MLB hit after 13 seasons in minors

Your browser does not support iframes. After 1,095 minor league games over 13 seasons, Texas Rangers infielder Guilder Rodriguez got his second big league start on Monday night and delivered his first big league hit, RBI and run scored in a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros. Rodriguez second hit of the game broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning. “This is one of...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Andrus trying to put 2014 behind him

ARLINGTON, Texas – The planned day off for Elvis Andrus Sunday followed by an off day Monday was expected to result in Andrus in the starting lineup Tuesday. That wasn't the case though as Andrus sat again while the Rangers try and get other players time on the field as the Rangers play out the stretch. While Andrus, who leads the Rangers in games played at 141, wants to play...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers were supposed to be a World Series contender after trading Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder and signing top free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Add those two into an established core that included Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, Alex Rios, and Elvis Andrus, and you’re looking at one of the best teams in baseball, right? Well…nope. And that’s why you’re seeing...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Know your boundaries: The latest act in the Beltre-Andrus best friend series

Baseball playing best friends Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus delivered another installment Monday night in their ongoing series about love and anger between best friends. In this episode, the third baseman and shortstop banter about territory and responsibilities on the right side of the infield. I struggle to comprehend how a book editor has not turned Andrus and Beltre into an...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre Are Still The Best

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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre argue over territory

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and shortstop Elvis Andrus had a minor argument over their infield territory during the seventh inning of Monday night's game in Seattle.It happened in the seventh inning as Mariners batter DH Kendrys Morales hit a popup to the left side of the infield for the second out. After Beltre gave up on the ball to allow Andrus to catch it on the...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo to have elbow surgery, miss rest of 2014

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will have surgery on his left elbow, the team announced Monday. Shin-Soo Choo will miss rest of season and will have surgery to remove bone spur from left elbow. Goes on DL and OF Michael Choice recalled. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 25, 2014 The procedure, which will clean out a bone spur, will end Choo’s 2014 season. It’s an issue...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Elvis Andrus, Matt Kemp Contracts Make Trades Difficult

The trade deadline is approaching, and trade talks are heating up. Earlier today, the New York Yankees traded for San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley, sending Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula to the Friars. Headley had a sensational 2012 season, but his offensive production has dropped off since then. Two other players that have had star seasons in the not too distant...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers take eight-game slide into break

ARLINGTON, Texas -- At least the losing streak for the Texas Rangers takes a break Monday. It doesn't come to an end though, as the Los Angeles Angels handed Texas a 10-7 beating Sunday to extend the skid to eight games. Texas will now have four days because of the All-Star break to try and figure out a way to work itself out what has arguably been the worst first half of play in...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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