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Andrus, Texas agree on $120M extension

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08:13 AM ET 04.01 | Texas jumped out on the wrong foot Sunday night, but appears to have made news with some wider implications. The Rangers and Elvis Andrus have a deal on a $120 million, eight-year extension that will bring Andrus' commitment to $131 million over 10 years. The sides hammered out the agreement during the past couple days. Andrus' total guarantee will be precisely $131.275 million over 10 years, including the $11.275 million he had left on his three-year deal through 2014. He would have been a free agent after '14. The deal is expected to be announced sometime this week. The extension might include an opt-out clause, MLB.com reported.

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April 1, 2013  08:46 AM ET

You let Your best Hitter and Pitcher walk because you don't want to overpay , but you fork out 120 million on a lifetime .274 hitter that averages 3 to 5 HRs a year ??? simply mind boggling

April 1, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Does anyone understand this contract? Was this an attempt to save face after losing Hamilton and Napoli? Was this a recognition of the weak SS market in the coming years? I like Andrus but not for 10 more years. The guy has no power and only a decent OBP. He steals bases but gets caught frequently. Seems like a huge reach on a 10 year contract.

April 1, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Was this an attempt to save face after losing Hamilton and Napoli? Was this a recognition of the weak SS market in the coming years?

yes...and yes

April 1, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Does anyone understand this contract? Was this an attempt to save face after losing Hamilton and Napoli? Was this a recognition of the weak SS market in the coming years? I like Andrus but not for 10 more years. The guy has no power and only a decent OBP. He steals bases but gets caught frequently. Seems like a huge reach on a 10 year contract.

I tend to agree. I'd like to see the take Otis has on this.

April 1, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You let Your best Hitter and Pitcher walk because you don't want to overpay , but you fork out 120 million on a lifetime .274 hitter that averages 3 to 5 HRs a year ??? simply mind boggling

Yes, yes it is. Obviously this guy is valuable for Texas but this much? Crazy.

April 1, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I tend to agree. I'd like to see the take Otis has on this.

They have arguably the best shortstop in the game tied up for the next 10 years at a reasonable price (Boras is his agent... let that soak in).

When Profar comes back up - it will be at 2nd. That's one fine middle infield.


I'm fine with this.

April 1, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You let Your best Hitter and Pitcher walk because you don't want to overpay , but you fork out 120 million on a lifetime .274 hitter that averages 3 to 5 HRs a year ??? simply mind boggling

You let your best pitcher and hitter walk because they are both head cases?


Yes - you do.

April 1, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I tend to agree. I'd like to see the take Otis has on this.

He's still trying to come up with his take on the Houston game. lol

April 1, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They have arguably the best shortstop in the game tied up for the next 10 years at a reasonable price (Boras is his agent... let that soak in). When Profar comes back up - it will be at 2nd. That's one fine middle infield. I'm fine with this.

Very true. That is potentially a great middle infield for years to come.

I agree with the earlier post. I like Andrus a lot, it just seemed on the face of it that 10 years was a long time for him. You know the Rangers a lot better than me though, so I'm glad you are fine with it.

April 1, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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He's still trying to come up with his take on the Houston game. lol

Maybe the Rangers are going to be Bud Norris' version of the Cardinals in the AL. Guy has a 5 something ERA against everyone else, but he's always been Cy Young against the Cards.

April 1, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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Maybe the Rangers are going to be Bud Norris' version of the Cardinals in the AL. Guy has a 5 something ERA against everyone else, but he's always been Cy Young against the Cards.

If they were smart they would stop their season right now with a winning record

April 1, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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If they were smart they would stop their season right now with a winning record

Yeah. That has to be the worst MLB roster I've ever seen.

April 1, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

He's still trying to come up with his take on the Houston game. lol

1 of 162...

April 1, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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1 of 162...

Ugly as hell, though...

I guess Houston will win the AL West.

April 1, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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Ugly as hell, though... I guess Houston will win the AL West.

Well, as of 11:00 EST they are the best team in baseball.

April 1, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They have arguably the best shortstop in the game tied up for the next 10 years at a reasonable price (Boras is his agent... let that soak in). When Profar comes back up - it will be at 2nd. That's one fine middle infield. I'm fine with this.

Good points all around.

April 1, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Well, as of 11:00 EST they are the best team in baseball.

There you go...


Send 'em a banner.

April 1, 2013  11:30 AM ET

One other thing to point about the big picture with this deal...

Elvis is still only 24.

April 1, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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One other thing to point about the big picture with this deal... Elvis is still only 24.

You had me at Boras.

 
April 1, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

One other thing to point about the big picture with this deal... Elvis is still only 24.

That's a key point. I didn't realize he was that young.

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