It's time to call up Jurickson Profar
If it means Profar potentially becomes a free agent in 2018 instead of 2019, then so be it.
This season is about winning a title. Nothing else matters.
If Profar can help -- he can and he will -- then there's no need to delay promoting him to Arlington.
The Rangers need a backup middle infielder after designating Alberto Gonzalez for assignment. He cleared waivers and is playing shortstop for the Rangers' Triple-A club in Round Rock.
Profar is the No. 1 prospect in baseball, according to most services tracking that sort of thing. You can't persuade me that he's not more valuable to the Rangers than he would be at Frisco -- or than Gonzalez, who had only 54 at-bats this season.
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Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss a hypothetical Jurickson Profar for Cliff Lee trade, how he would handle Profar's playing time with the Rangers and more.
Play Podcast Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus joins Galloway & Company to discuss having Scott Boras as his agent, his new contract and having Jurickson Profar in the lineup.
Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss Yu Darvish's pitch count and how he spends time in the clubhouse during weather delays.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company for his weekly visit to discuss the latest Rangers news.
Play Podcast Reid Ryan joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss his new position with the Houston Astros and whether he could see his dad, Nolan, joining him there in the future.
Play Podcast ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss if the Rangers are the best team in baseball, what makes them so good and if he thinks the team will trade Jurickson Profar.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Ron Washington's decision to send Yu Darvish to the mound for the eighth inning Thursday night and how he would handle a situation like that if he were still a GM.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley and Glenn "Stretch" Smith discuss the latest Rangers news, including the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander matchup.
- There are no games scheduled for today.