According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, The Rangers again are pondering whether to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler or shortstop Elvis Andrus to clear a middle-infield position for Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. A move of Kinsler to first base also is possible but probably less appealing.
Kinsler seemingly would be easier to trade; he is owed $57 million over the next four seasons, plus a $10 million club option or $5 million buyout in 2018.
Andrus, on the other hand, is guaranteed $126,475,000 over the next nine years, with a $15 million club option for 2023.
Mets could use either one of these two players, but Andrus would be a more likely candidate to entice the Mets. He is a short stop that the Mets need, plus he also adds a speed element that only Eric Young Jr. has on the roster.