What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Here it states that Detroit would likely ask for a shortstop, among others. Could this be the "In" that JD needs to move Andrus for Upton somehow? Maybe Gregorious going to Detroit and Andrus going to Arizona?
An "in"? Why? JD could have moved Andrus for Upton at any time, had they been so inclined, and AZ has always been eager for that deal. He's decided that it's just not worth it, so adding a 3rd team to the equation wouldn't change their thinking that they aren't willing to offer Andrus for Upton.
The "in" here in my mind would be Sardinas or Leury Garcia for porcello, then Porcello plus Olt for Upton.
Andrus isn't going to AZ, or else it would have already happened.
Looks more to me like Detroit is going to block the Rangers from getting Upton by way of requiring one of AZ's outfielders to be included in their deal...
i don't understand why daniels just didn't trade andrus for upton when he had the chance. texas only has control of andrus for 2 more years and they have profar waiting in the wings
WIngsBecause Elvis is an elite ss who although has NO power he does hit for avg steals bases and by all accounts is a great clubhouse guy. JD (I believe) will get him signed to an extention one way or another and the rangers infield will be set for yrs!Not to mention NO ONE wants to be the guy who traded our Ozzie, Cal, Jeter, insert name here and watch him be an allstar for someone else for the next 10 yrs!
That's a pretty good in.
JD (I believe) will get him signed to an extention one way or another and the rangers infield will be set for yrs
I hope you're not holding your breath on this. As far as being an all-star for someone else; they'll pay accordingly for that performance so it isn't like we're giving it away. We'll also have a SS of our own on that all-star team I'd imagine.
HenchmenJD isn't keeping him now just to let him walk in 2 yrs! and "i'd imagine" isn't even a major leaguer yet so saying he's going to be an Allstar is putting the cart in front of the horse don't you think?
" isn't even a major leaguer yet so saying he's going to be an Allstar is putting the cart in front of the horse don't you think?"
Great point. It's easy to get ahead of ourselves and let our fondest wishes surpass our common sense. Hopefully Profar will become a star, but baseball history is rife with the dead carcasses of can't-miss players who missed.
Both LAD and the Yankees need a SS. Elvis' free agency contract will be enormous compared with Profar.
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