Michael Young is scheduled to arrive at the Rangers' Spring Training camp tomorrow, where he is expected to address the media in regards to his trade request. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers "are still talking to other teams about a trade, although nothing is imminent." As we heard on Wednesday, talks with the Angels, Rockies and Diamondbacks all seem to be stagnant at this point.
Here are today's Young-related items, with the most recent updates on top...
- The Marlins have "no interest" in Young, tweets MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. We heard earlier today that an even longer-shot Young trade partner, the Royals, were also not interested.
- Young's friend Vernon Wells isn't pleased with how the Rangers went public with Young's trade demand, reports Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Wells praised Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos for working out Wells' deal to the Angels without any media attention until the move was announced. "I dealt with it in-house, which was the right way to do things. [Young is] having to deal with it, unfortunately, publicly," Wells said. "It creates all kinds of problems. It's been handled poorly on their end, I'll say that." This is just total speculation on my part, but you wonder if Wells would consider restructuring his contract to free up some money for the Halos to acquire Young. It's a longshot, but Wells might be willing in order to both upgrade the Angels and to once again play alongside his long-time friend.