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...
Via Baseball News Source
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Real Offensive Value — Shortstops, Part II

Source: Cooper Neill/Getty Images North America The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. One could go to MLB Trade Rumors every 15 minutes to check out the rumors, but most of the deadline deals are about common sense. Which teams are in the playoff hunt and which teams are clearly out of the playoff hunt. From there you look at teams needs and places of surplus for the sellers...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas will keep its biggest stars, but markets strong for Rios, Soria

The Texas Rangers are conducting a sale of some premium players and are involved in discussions concerning very good players, such as re-emerging bullpen talent Joakim Soria and .300-hitting outfielder Alex Rios. But stars Yu Darvish and Adrian Beltre and very likely even cornerstone shortstop Elvis Andrus, too, won't be going anywhere. Teams have called about all three big...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Better game but another loss for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - There was no team meeting following Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels for Texas. There was still a loss. Garrett Richards and two relievers combined on a shutout as the Angels blanked Texas 3-0. The loss was the sixth straight for Texas, which now 17 games under .500 for the first time since 2007. Unlike Thursday's dreadful 15-6 loss to the Angels...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame meeting focused on team's commitment

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas manager Ron Washington may have delivered his fiery postgame speech to his team after Thursday's 15-6 loss but the aftershocks were still being felt Friday. Washington made it clear he wanted to see some changes. "Mainly I just want to see the commitment," Washington said. "They're giving the effort. We'll see. There's no guarantee...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers rookie puts the squeeze on the Twins

ARLINGTON, Texas - Rangers rookie Luis Sardinas came through in a pressure situation Saturday by relying on the basics. Asked to lay down a squeeze bunt in the eighth inning, Sardinas perfectly tapped the ball back toward the mound. That allowed a charging Elvis Andrus to score easily from third and gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead in an eventual 5-0 win over Minnesota. "Stick to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elvis Andrus' loud expletive picked up by live mic

via Vine Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was drilled by a Matt Shoemaker pick-off attempt Sunday night during a Shin-Soo Choo at bat. It hurt. And the ESPN mic was there to make it known. Warning: explicit language.
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Texas getting calls on Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, two others

If there was every a way to describe the Texas Rangers season, it would be injury riddled. They have had many of their players miss significant time due to injuries so far. Coming into the season, many expected the Rangers to be among the top contenders in the American League, but injuries have put their playoff hopes in serious doubt.Now 35-37 and 9.5 games back of the Oakland Athletics...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrus scores Rangers only run in win over M's

SEATTLE (AP) - Elvis Andrus singled, stole two bases and scored on Adrian Beltre's infield grounder in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers did just enough against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez for a 1-0 victory over the Mariners on Friday night. Andrus singled with one out in the ninth, then proceeded to steal second and third base. The second stolen base came as Shin-Soo Choo...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Elvis Andrus Gets All Kinds Of Acrobatic Turning Double Play (Video)

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had to get a little inventive — and a lot acrobatic — when he turned a double play on Friday night. During the top of the eighth inning, Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles hit a routine grounder to Andrus, but with designated hitter Carlos Santana running on the pitch, the shortstop had to make a play that was anything but routine to...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrus' personal hitting streak against Indians now No. 2 all-time

ARLINGTON, Texas - LeBron James. Art Modell. John Elway. Now you can add the Rangers' Elvis Andrus to the list of Cleveland's greatest sports villains. Well, sort of. Cleveland fans may not have a great deal of hate for Andrus, but he sure likes to collect hits against the Tribe. Andrus singled in the eighth inning Friday to extend his personal hitting streak against the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers, Nationals Both Call For Challenge On Same Play (Video)

The Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals put the replay machine to work early and often Sunday afternoon. The top of the first inning of the interleague matchup ended on a controversial call, with Rangers outfielder Alex Rios being called out at second base after over-sliding on a stolen-base attempt. Elvis Andrus darted home from third on the play, though, and it was initially...
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June 02, 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...
Via Holdout Sports
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elvis Andrus Dresses as Elvis Presley

Credit: Charlie Riedel/Associated Press Elvis Andrus looked like he had a lot of fun doing this promotional video for the Texas Rangers: It’s a pretty cool that Andrus is able to have fun with his name. He most assuredly gets razzed about it constantly. I enjoyed homage to the “King of Rock-n-Roll”, especially the impression at the end of the clip. I believe that Troy Tulowitzki...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Texas should consider trading Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus

The Texas Rangers season has been a disappointment so far. They have been decimated with injuries and are in fourth place of the American League West. They aren't ready to give up on the season, but if they do, we could see them trade some of their top players.Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports opines that the Rangers should consider trading shortstop Elvis Andrus and third baseman...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Strange injuries common for Rangers

The Texas Rangers aren't cursed by the exit of Nolan Ryan, the renaming of the ballpark or the spirit of Game Six. What they are though is the current major league leader in weird non-baseball injuries. And for those looking for a Ryan tie-in to the problems, the peculiar troubles started last season when Ryan was still with the organization. Here's a look at the odd injuries...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Prince Fielder ‘seriously considering’ season-ending neck surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is “seriously considering” having surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The procedure would end  Fielder’s season. Fielder received a nerve-blocking injection last weekend, but according to Wilson, “the shot doesn’t remove the chunk of disc from the nerve that is...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre is the most GIFable player in MLB

We all know that Adrian Beltre is a ridiculously talented baseball player but you might not know that he is also one of the funniest guys in the league. From one kneed home runs to his bromance with Elvis Andrus to the fact that he won’t let anyone touch the top of his head, Beltre his one of the most GIF friendly players in the league.
Via The Roosevelts
May 15, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Rosario Hurt, Andrus Drops

In Episode 46, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball), Jake Devereaux (@DevJake), and Bryan Curley are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Review the show on iTunes and enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate to StubHub! Click here for details. Today’s topics include: Wilin Rosario replacement...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers cap ugly series against A's with another ugly loss

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Texas Rangers would like to retract the statement they made with a three-game sweep in Oakland last week. The statement they made against Oakland in the three-game set that wrapped up Wednesday at Globe Life Park served as proof that the club is still a huge work in progress. At least after Wednesday's awful performance in a 12-1 loss to the Athletics...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus Makes the Worst Swing in MLB History

Part of me wonders if Elvis Andrus has been watching those clips online of people hitting monster home runs and game winning hits when pitchers were trying to intentionally walk them. Maybe he thought he could do something like that--but there is no way he'd have enough power behind the swing by reaching out like that.So--what the heck man?viaCut4I'm going to guess that he...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus Makes the Worst Swing in MLB History

Part of me wonders if Elvis Andrus has been watching those clips online of people hitting monster home runs and game winning hits when pitchers were trying to intentionally walk them. Maybe he thought he could do something like that--but there is no way he'd have enough power behind the swing by reaching out like that.So--what the heck man?viaCut4I'm going to guess that he...
Via FatManWriting
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus will do anything possible to protect on hit and run (GIF)

Don’t you ever accuse Elvis Andrus of not being a team player. And don’t you ever accuse him of missing signs. Because, my goodness, that guy goes all out when the hit and run is on. Andrus was up in the ninth inning of Monday’s win over the Oakland A’s with nobody out and a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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