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Elvis Andrus Proving Critics Wrong On Nightly Basis

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

During the offseason, the Texas Rangers announced the club was moving All-Star shortstop Michael Young over to third base. The move was quickly criticized by experts, and a shocked Rangers clubhouse had to deal with a week of trade demands from the heart and soul of the team.

As Spring Training approached, the Rangers brought in future Hall of Famer Omar Vizquel to reassure an always-panicked fan base. The original plan had to be modified, as the idea of 20-year-old Elvis Andrus, who hadn't played above AA, starting at short for the Rangers was a little too much.

Clearly everyone involved had forgotten about a young catcher named Pudge Rodriguez, who made a similar jump at a young age, but that's another s...

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