“The Teixeira [trade] hasn’t impacted us at all,” he said. “If you look at the players we gave up in the Teixeira deal, I’m not sure it’s had any effect on the major league club. We had [Yunel] Escobar ahead of [Elvis] Andrus at shortstop, we had [Brian] McCann ahead of [Jarrod] Saltalamacchia at catcher, the other guys wouldn’t have made our club. Neftali Feliz would be in our bullpen. That’s it.”
He doesn’t see a spot for Elvis Andrus (7 SB, .400 OBP), a future Gold Glover who’s only 21? That speaks volumes about FW.