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Why Oakland A's and Texas Rangers made unusual Elvis Andrus-Khris Davis trade

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Can Andrus bounce back in Oakland after a rough 2020? (1:07)

David Schoenfield tries to make sense of the A's shaking things up at shortstop in a trade headlined by Elvis Andrus and Khris Davis. (1:07)

Weird trades are fun and the Elvis Andrus-Khris Davis trade is definitely fun in a weird sort of way. After all, it's pretty amazing that the Texas Rangers were able to trade Andrus and the Oakland A's were able to trade Davis, given they were two of the worst players in the majors in 2020 and made a lot of money while being so. As you might expect, money plays a part of this deal.