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Rangers still seek long-term deal with Andrus

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08:09 AM ET 02.09 | At three years and just over $14 million, Elvis Andrus signed a contract Wednesday that sets up as a win-win for both the Rangers and the player. The Rangers bought out all three of Andrus' arbitration years, eliminating three off-seasons of negotiating and also giving Andrus the peace of mind of having guaranteed money now. ... [The] sides could never agree on a longer deal that would wipe out Andrus' first few free-agent years. That doesn't mean they won't continue to work on that, though. "We have made no bones about the fact that we would like to sign some of our core players to extensions that do extend into free agency, and to be 100 percent clear, Elvis is one of those guys," assistant general manager Thad Levine said.

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February 9, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Good for Andrus.

February 9, 2012  11:09 AM ET

risk vs reward.

February 9, 2012  12:29 PM ET

rangers need to move on to the next targets and leave long term deal until next year.....

February 9, 2012  01:46 PM ET

Boras at work ...

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February 9, 2012  08:25 PM ET
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He should be a much higher priority than Josh Hamilton.

Seems more durable at least.

February 9, 2012  08:52 PM ET

the guy has been signed for 3 years.14 millions deal, this its a very cheap deal, now napoli wants 11 millions one year contract, can he get his wish come truth??

February 9, 2012  08:55 PM ET

should the rangers pay napoli the 11 millions for 1 year deal? or should the team sign napoli for 5 years/55 millions deal??? even if the rangers pay him 55 millions, the deal its a bargain nothing more nothing less!!!!

 
February 19, 2012  09:44 AM ET

It seems that one can never get a Boras client to sign away a year of free agency. Rangers did what they could. Glad they are looking at deals like this to keep their money up the middle.

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