Originally Posted by MrMister
Beltre isn't lasting much longer and Andrus will be gone soon if we can believe some rumors out there. DON'T TRADE OLT UNLESS YOU CAN GET GIANCARLO.
Oh god Olt for a Joba and garbage (actually don't know about the two guys you mentioned there). lololno
Plus Olt might see playing time this season at 1B if Moreland is awful.
I was thinking along these lines, too... 1B isn't exactly a mortal lock for the Rangers, the way I see it... Although the way Ron Washington manages, Moreland is probably the everyday 1B no matter what, not to mention Kinsler will be leading off every day even if his OBP. hovers at .300 or drops beneath that mark.
But Beltre is signed on through 2015 and there's a vesting option for 2016. And he's such a magnificent third baseman, any club would be insane if they tried to move him to some other spot on the field. That's either three or four more seasons of him in your hot corner.
There's been a lot of talk of playing Olt in the outfield. Nelson Cruz is a dog, defensively, in RF... Maybe you try to have Olt play there...? He's a free agent at the end of this season, and if I'm Texas he's a guy I definitely let walk considering his age/trends/red flags he carries with him.