Posted: 12/4/2012 11:51 AM
Last edited 12/8/2012 3:04 PM by Mark478
Posted: 12/6/2012 5:32 AM
The Phillies' reported interest in Michael Young has picked up some steam, with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reporting that the two sides are in "advanced talks."
In the proposed scenario, the Rangers would eat more than half of Young's $16MM salary to facilitate the trade, which would likely send a young Major League reliever and a low-level prospect back to the Rangers in exchange for the 36-year-old Young.
Young's name has dominated trade rumors in previous offseasons, but a move does seem more feasible now with just one year remaining on his contract and a potentially diminishing role in the Rangers' offense. Young received 651 plate appearances last season (his lowest total in a full season since 2002), batting .272/.312/.370 in the process. He saw time at all four infield positions, though Philadelphia would have interest in him as a third baseman.
Young, of course, has 10-and-5 rights after spending his entire 13-year career with the Rangers. As such, he'd have the ability to veto any trade the Rangers could attempt.
Posted: 12/6/2012 6:14 PM
Jeremybozz wrote: He could not DH much in Philly. It would seem it would make more sense for him to go to AL.
Posted: 12/7/2012 6:26 PM
The Phillies and Rangers had advanced talks about a deal that would send Michael Young and cash to Philadelphia, according to multiple reports out of Nashville yesterday. Young would have to approve any trade, and there are mixed reports about his interest in leaving the Rangers for the Phillies. Here are the latest rumors on the trade talks involving Young...
Posted: 12/8/2012 10:41 AM
11:19am: The Rangers expect a decision from Young today but do not know which way he is leaning, reports Jeff Wilson of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (on Twitter).
9:30am: The Rangers and Phillies had advanced talks about a trade involving Michael Young earlier this week, and MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan says the deal could happen today. Young is expected to waive his no-trade clause to approve the move to Philadelphia.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports heard the Phillies are "recruiting (Young) like he's the No. 1 pick in the country." (Twitter link) It's unclear what Texas would receive in return for the franchise's all-time hits leader, but the team would reportedly eat more than half of Young's $16MM salary in the trade. A young Major League reliever and a low-level prospect could also be heading to the Rangers.
Young, 36, hit .277/.312/.370 in 651 plate appearances this year and would presumably take over as the Phillies' full-time third baseman. He is heading into the final season of the five-year, $80MM extension he signed prior to the 2007 season. Young has full 10-and-5 no-trade protection.
Posted: 12/8/2012 1:57 PM
Posted: 12/8/2012 3:02 PM
Posted: 12/8/2012 3:04 PM
The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter links). Young will receive $1.2MM in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale says he told the Phillies he did not want an extension (Twitter links). The $1.2MM accounts for the state tax difference.
The Rangers have agreed to pay $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season according to Nightengale (on Twitter). Earlier today Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reported that Josh Lindblom and minor leaguer Lisalverto Bonilla would head to Texas in the trade, which MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan has confirmed. An announced is expected this afternoon.
Young, 36, was originally drafted by the Blue Jays but has spent his entire big league career in Texas after being acquired as part of a package for Esteban Loaiza back in 2000. He hit just .277/.312/.370 in 651 plate appearances this year, but he's one year removed from a .338/.380/.474 performance in 2011. Young is the Rangers' all-time leader in games played (1,823), plate appearances (8,047), hits (2,230), doubles (415), and triples (55).
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/texas_rangers/index. html#g83py4qtGfWXy1P8.99
Posted: 12/8/2012 3:21 PM
Last edited 12/8/2012 3:22 PM by LongTimeRangerFan
Posted: 12/10/2012 12:23 PM
LongTimeRangerFan wrote: Young had some good years here,& was classy much of the time. I wish him well. I do think it would have been great for him personally to go play in Colorado last year.I hate that we have to pay him 10 million bucks next year to NOT play here. Other sign of how big money is hurting the sport (in my opinion).
Posted: 12/10/2012 12:29 PM
Mark478 wrote: Thanks to Michael Young for all the fine years he has given this organization.
Posted: 12/11/2012 1:25 AM
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:48 AM
VAMetsFan wrote: I usually on post on the Mets board. I was wondering what you guys though of the negotiations for RA Dickey. Also, could you let us know what you know about OLT and L Martin.
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:45 PM
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:54 PM
Posted: 12/12/2012 12:41 PM
Mark478 wrote: VAMetsFan wrote: I usually on post on the Mets board. I was wondering what you guys though of the negotiations for RA Dickey. Also, could you let us know what you know about OLT and L Martin.I can't believe that the Rangers would give up those two for R.A. Dickey, considering that the Rangers released him in 2006 because he sucked so bad. Trading anything of value for him now would seem sacriledge.
Posted: 12/18/2012 11:25 AM
Posted: 12/21/2012 12:52 AM