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Andrus megadeal includes opt-out clause

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08:12 AM ET 04.02 | Any blockbuster signing of Elvis Andrus will be, of course, player-friendly in how lucrative it is. While there's no one associated with the Texas Rangers commenting on what's going on with [Andrus], a deal with the two-time All-Star is close. According to a source, Andrus took his physical Tuesday and there were no issues. The eight year, $120-million deal is expected to be official sometime after the Rangers return from their season opening road trip to Houston. The deal kicks in after the 2014 season and Andrus will have an opt out after the 2018 season. There's also a vesting option for a ninth year, which could extend the contract through the 2023 season.

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April 2, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Good Player, Texas made the right move!

April 2, 2013  09:43 AM ET

I'm not sure why he would opt out of this deal, unless it's to extend the length of his contract.

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April 2, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Don't you guys think that Kinsler will be shifted to first, and Profar installed at second by the end of the season?

He could be traded too.

April 2, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Don't you guys think that Kinsler will be shifted to first, and Profar installed at second by the end of the season?

There would seem to be no other place to put Profar. Wasn't there talk of shifting Kinsler to LF?

April 2, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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I'm not sure why he would opt out of this deal, unless it's to extend the length of his contract.

Probably because in 5 years this contract will be severely undervalued.

April 2, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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Probably because in 5 years this contract will be severely undervalued.

Possibly, if he becomes more productive at the plate.

April 2, 2013  12:56 PM ET

....after witnessing the sox last year, the yankees this year, and the angels next year......baseball fans will come to appreciate the front office of the texas rangers....best in baseball...

April 2, 2013  01:02 PM ET
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....after witnessing the sox last year, the yankees this year, and the angels next year......baseball fans will come to appreciate the front office of the texas rangers....best in baseball...

I'd like to see how the Rangers front office does with Tampa's payroll. I think they're very good, but I wouldn't say best in baseball.

April 2, 2013  01:30 PM ET
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There would seem to be no other place to put Profar. Wasn't there talk of shifting Kinsler to LF?

Both Cruz and Murphy are unsigned beyond this season, making left field the likely long term destination for Kinsler. If Moreland struggles at the plate, 1B is an option. Expect Profar/Andrus as the 2014 double play combo.

April 2, 2013  01:49 PM ET
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I'd like to see how the Rangers front office does with Tampa's payroll. I think they're very good, but I wouldn't say best in baseball.

.....ill do you one better...how about filing for banruptcy, changing ownership and still going to world series????.....and 3 years later draw 3.5 million fans....btw- big part of front office is to draw fans, get lucrative tv contracts, make money for mgt.,.....they are not so sharp on that end of the stick....

April 3, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Did the Rangers include a prohibition on getting tats during the season?

 
April 3, 2013  01:24 PM ET
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Did the Rangers include a prohibition on getting tats during the season?

Since the tattoo was a homage to his late father, I don't think that's going to be an issue in the future.

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