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Did Ian Kinsler's second thoughts send Jurickson Profar to minors?

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11:12 AM ET 01.13 | Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler acknowledged Saturday that he did express second thoughts to the front office about moving off second base, a move that would have more easily facilitated the ascent of top prospect Jurickson Profar to the major leagues. When first approached by the Rangers in mid-December about moving to first base, Kinsler agreed. After taking a week or so to consider the move, he had other thoughts. "Initially, you just get wrapped up in trying to win and doing whatever is best for the team," Kinsler said. "But, after thinking about it, in my opinion, second base is where I can do the best to help the team. I didn't initially want to be resistant to a move that somebody had thought was the best thing for the team. -- I don't think there was ever a line in the sand." The decision by Kinsler and the Rangers likely sends Profar to Triple-A Round Rock to open the season and should give the Rangers more time to sort out their options. If things go well for the Rangers, it could simply delay Profar's return to the majors.

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January 13, 2013  11:21 AM ET

You would best help the team by cutting down on the errors...

And - by cutting down on getting picked off on the base paths.

January 13, 2013  11:30 AM ET

either play Profar in the majors or trade him together with OLT for Justin upton, a player WHO would help better the rangers offense,,,

January 13, 2013  11:32 AM ET

the only way the rangers would findout about the Profar skills?? let him play his natural position say,, nobody born knowing how to play baseball,,,

January 13, 2013  11:33 AM ET

the rangers could avoid any stress with their lineup,,trade profar /mike OLT/ and two top pitching prospects to the D'backs and problem solved,,,

January 13, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You would best help the team by cutting down on the errors... And - by cutting down on getting picked off on the base paths.

Kinsler should be well aware about all those mental errors, can't keep making the same mistakes game in game out,,,

January 13, 2013  11:36 AM ET

kinsler could be replacing M, Young this guy did played every position except catching,,,,,

January 13, 2013  11:38 AM ET

ones the rangers got tired of the utility player YOUNG,,, they send him to the phillies for a low package of minor league prospects,, wonder how young did thanks rangers???

January 13, 2013  11:40 AM ET

kinsler has to play wherever the team place him,,,its not about where do you want to play its about where the team needs you most,,,

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January 13, 2013  05:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

When Profar is ready, they'll play hardball...like they did with Young

Apparently Kinsler forgot WHO its in charge in texas team, and he can't block any prospect from playing his way up to ther majors, should profar get a slim opportunity to play in the big team??
and if profar proves to be a top competetor? kinsler could end up been a mere utility player!!!

 
January 13, 2013  10:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

either play Profar in the majors or trade him together with OLT for Justin upton, a player WHO would help better the rangers offense,,,

Upton is not the answer for the Rangers ... period!

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