Michael Young Rumors: Monday

We heard earlier today that the Rangers could start exploring new trade scenarios involving Michael Young. Young can block deals to 21 clubs, but has said he would consider trades on a case by case basis, so Texas might start calling teams on Young's no-trade list. Here's the latest on the Rangers infielder, with the most recent updates up top:

  • The Marlins are interested in Young, major-league sources tell Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  However, one source with knowledge of the talks described the possibility of a deal as a "real reach."  For a deal to happen, Texas would need to assume most of the $48MM left over the final three years of Young’s contract. Young also would need to waive his partial no-trade clause for the as the Marlins are not one of the eight teams on his list.  The article notes that Young, a California native, would probably prefer a trade to the Dodgers or Rockies.
  • The Rangers are talking to at least two teams and the Rockies aren't one of them, according to Heyman (on Twitter).
  • Multiple teams are still interested in Young and there's a 50% chance the Rangers deal him, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter links). Young could end up staying in Texas, though the Rangers have made some progress on potential deals.

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  1. TheodoreRoosevelt 4 years ago

    There are teams interested in Young, and he may or may not be traded. Gotta love Heyman!

  2. I mean if you really think about it, toasters only work if they’re plugged in.

  3. roomwithamoose 4 years ago

    so he might be dealt, but he might not, we learned much today haha

  4. roomwithamoose 4 years ago

    I thought I was the only person insightful enough to pick this up…(obviously not being serious)

  5. Angelsfan1066 4 years ago

    Hes going to be dealt to the angels for scott kasmir and bobby abreu or rodney

    • Guest 4 years ago

      Yeah 45 Million dollar singles hitter who cannot defend. Ouch babe..

    • MadmanTX 4 years ago

      And the Angels will pick up the full salary again?

      • Angelsfan1066 4 years ago

        If they give up kasmir thats like 14 million so ya

        • stl_cards16 4 years ago

          Wow….that wouldd be one expensive offseason without picking up anyone that matters.

  6. disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

    Young to the Cubs for Soriano, a mid level prospect, and 8 million dollars.
    Young plays 2nd base for the Cubs and hopefully gets 180-190 hits.
    Soriano’s numbers improve as he becomes a full time D.H.

    • Philip Marlowe 4 years ago

      God I want this. Although, with Soriano gone, Fukudome takes over right full time and Colvin plays left? I guess it does open up a roster spot for Reed Johnson.

      • Guest 4 years ago

        I’m with you. This would be great for the Cubs. Just don’t think Soriano. Maybe Silva’s the biggest contract that would get moved like a previous poster said.

    • Rangers have no interest in Soriano… he burned us once… and they won’t let that happen again.

      • start_wearing_purple
        start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        Soriano burned the Rangers? How?

        • MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

          He wasn’t that great for them WAR-wise, because he couldn’t play second. He also wasn’t a huge fan of getting on base. Other than that, I don’t know.

        • laxtonto 4 years ago

          Ummm… trade me because I am not willing to play in the OF… One of the reasons why he ended up with the Nats. How quickly people forget.

          • disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

            Based on the way he’s gone after fly balls over the past 4 years with the Cubs, he never was willing to play in the outfield for us either.

        • MadmanTX 4 years ago

          He kind of started the MY fire when you look at it a certain way. Soriano demanded to play 2B and the Rangers (unlike the Nats) were willing to move MY to SS to accommodate Soriano. They bent over for Alfonso and started the trend of moving MY around the infield. They should have told Soriano to play OF and that’s it like the Nats did and maybe things would be a bit different now because MY would have stayed at 2B and Kinsler would probably be the guy traded.

          • jwsox 4 years ago

            yes because MY is a better option than kinsler? Kinsler who can run a lot more, hits for a lot more power, gets on base at about the same clip(yes his average dropped this year) but he defense is a ton better

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      Soriano is 35, not exactly aging well as a player and has 4 years and $72M left on his contract. Any Young for Soriano deal would probably take over $20M and Texas getting something more than a mid level prospect.

      Nice try though.

      • disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

        But unlike Young, Soriano would happily be the D.H. for the next 3 years with no complaints or distractions.
        If the money were a wash, Texas might do it if you included someone like Wells or Smardjiza.
        I honestly think Soriano’s numbers would dramatically improve as a full time D.H.
        If healthy for the full season, he could hit 30 home runs and drive in 90 runs as the Rangers full time D.H.

    • gcheezpuff 4 years ago

      I’d perfer trading Soriano, but I doubt the Rangers would make this deal. Instead the Cubs could offer Byrd, Jeff Baker, & a lesser pitcher (perferrably Silva) for Young and Chris Davis. The Rangers reportedly would bring Byrd back and need help in the Rotation, I’d assume they would also need a utility infielder if they sent Young and Davis to the Cubs. The Cubs would gain a starting 2nd baseman and a utility infielder to back up 1st and 3rd this year, plus Davis could be cheap replacement for 3rd next year (left handed power bat) freeing up the funds to pursue Pujoles in free agency for next season. Maybe some cash and low level prospects could round a deal like this out?

      • jwsox 4 years ago

        have you seen chris davis play 1st? not that great thus made even worse moving to 3rd….just because video games like mlb the show have 3rd as a secondary position for him does not mean he can or ever will play it

  7. BlackBocks 4 years ago

    Its not gonna happen but the Twins should get him and put nishioka at SS so I dont have to see Alexi Casilla bat .200 with 0 extra base hits.

  8. BrocNessMonster 4 years ago

    I think teams are interested in him if he’s free, doesn’t cost anything, and they can use him as a platoon player. Under that scenario, nobody’s happy.

  9. stl_cards16 4 years ago

    I have a bad feeling TLR is pushing for Young. Just seems like his kind of guy. I hope the Cardinals are not one of the teams.

    • disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

      Wouldn’t you rather have Young at 2nd base than Theriot? Mark my words,before the All-Star break, your gonna wish Theriot was back in a Cub uniform. That’s where he can really help the Cards the most.

  10. Young has some value to some teams. He has less to some and more to others. Young also makes some money and some teams would take that on, some would need to have part of that salary paid and some can’t even consider adding anything. Young may be able to be traded. There is a chance that Young might not play baseball at all this year. That chance isn’t very good. Baseball is a sport. People come to watch baseball. Some Rangers fans want Young to be on the team. Young is going to be somewhwere when Spring Training officially begins. He may be at Rangers camp. There is also a chance that he will be at home watching re-runs of “Dexter” until this gets sorted out. The chance of that happening is not very good however; Far less than the chance that Young gets or doesn’t get traded.

  11. I like Michael Young to the Reds for Francisco Cordero and Edgar Renteria. The Rangers then can put Feliz in rotation. Renteria can be a veteran backup. I dont understand the Reds picking him up anyways with janish around. The Reds can give the closer job to Chapman with Arrendondo and Masset setting up. I would think the contracts can be worked out with both Young and Cordero making close to the same

    • dc21892 4 years ago

      Not going to lie, that would be a very odd trade, though it could work.

    • MadmanTX 4 years ago

      Rangers already had Coco before. Doubt they would want him back when they other closer options like Ogando, Scheppers and O’Day. I honestly don’t see Feliz cracking the rotation this year unless he’s spent the winter learning control over pitches other than his fastball. I think Kirkman and Ogando are better bets to make the rotation.

      • right, and I don’t think they want him back after he hit a fan with a chair and started a brawl that got him suspended.

  12. James DeMott 4 years ago

    Wow, Heyman is about as lucid as usual. Would be nice to see Young in a Braves uni, though. Mainly wishful thinking.

  13. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    Ah yes, the mystery teams. Is one of them the Phillies again?

    • Muggi 4 years ago

      God I hope not. Young is a decent player right now, RH bat, but the Phils don’t need any more contracts running to 36-37yr players.

    • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

      Orioles from the future

  14. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    Still no talk about the Cubs offering Big Z for Young?

    • HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago

      Even with Zambrano’s meltdowns and periodic ineffectiveness, he’s still more valuable than Young in my opinion.

      • Guest 4 years ago

        That’s debatable.

      • Lookouts400 4 years ago

        I agree with you. The Cubs are going to ride their rotation as far as it will take them, and with Z, Dempster, and Garza, they have the weapons to match the Cardinals and Brewers.

        BTW, heard this on a Baltimore radio station. The host, a well respected reporter, said he heard from a Texas colleague that the Orioles and Rangers might swap Young for Vlad. The Rangers would get a big bat who doesn’t mind DHing and at only 8 million. They would save a ton of money while giving up some age. Interesting prospect but it’ll never happen.

  15. The Cardinals know they aren’t going to resign Pujols. Take some of the money we’re saving, trade for MY and win this year at least since we will get no value from Pujols otherwise. Stick MY at second and have the best offense in the NL.

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

      No thanks. Even if Albert isn’t coming back you want to take that money and instantly put it into a bad contract? I’ll save the money and find someone worth while next offseason or at the trade deadline.

      • Muggi 4 years ago

        It’d have to be trade. The FA market next year absolutely sucks outside of Albert and Fielder…and does anyone want to gamble on Fielder? He’s a carbon-copy of Cecil, who went pumpkin the day he turned 30.

      • Not putting anywhere near the money we would have spent on Albert into the Younmg contract. Not even close to half. You want Albert to walk and get absolutely 0 value from him? At least win another WS while he’s here.

  16. Crewers 4 years ago

    Bring him to Milwaukee!!

  17. txftw 4 years ago

    Young, 25 mill, Perez, and Moreland for Pujols. Who says no?

  18. Please make it stop.

  19. Sox1265 4 years ago

    If the sox kept beltre they could trade for young

  20. harmony55 4 years ago

    Texas is the position of a homeowner whose mortgage is underwater. Michael Young is a decent house, but the Rangers owe Young more than his current market value. The Rangers probably would walk away from Young and his contract if they could.

    But they can’t.

    The Rangers can keep their “asset” for three years at $48 million, pay upwards of $20 million to get prospects and/or Jose Lopez in return, or suffer a lesser financial loss in exchange for next to nothing.

    • Sox1265 4 years ago

      Beltre and young good trade

    • slider32 4 years ago

      Not bad for a team that was bankrupt last year. This year they eat 20 million!

    • baycommuter 4 years ago

      Using that analogy, only way they should trade him is if his unhappiness rises to the level of termites.

  21. brian310 4 years ago

    2 teams interested? White Sox and Cubs could be interested…my friend was telling me they were talking about Michael Young on MLBn possibly going to the Sox, though being a Sox fan, I prefer Morel at third

    • brian310 4 years ago

      Maybe like Teahen (makes 5.5 mill each of next 3 years and can back up all corners), Viciedo (makes 2.5 a year for next 2 years and can get at bats at first, dh, and back up third), and a pitching prospect (quality depends on how much Texas will pay of remaining money left on Young deal)

      • jwsox 4 years ago

        are you saying it would be dyan+teahan+pitching prospect? if thats so then year sure as long as the sox dont lose out on morell. I i know he would be blocked by young but he or alexi could always be moved to the OF or young could be moved to the OF eventually…I like youngs bat but morel profiles to be much much better at defense and he has a solid bat at 3rd and is going to be about 99% cheaper for about the same amount of years as youngs contract. If kenny wanted young he would have had him by now…so i doubt its going to happen..also i think the rangers want MLB ready pitchers and the only one that is like that is sale and besides him maybe marquez and sale is untouchable and marquez will probably start untill peavy comes back

        • brian310 4 years ago

          yeah i know it probably wont happen and i prefer Morel at third for the reasons you stated, but kenny has wanted him in the past and it wouldn’t surprise me if he got him

  22. jonesbaseball 4 years ago

    To the Dbacks for Brandon Allen, Melvin Mora, mid-range pitching prospect. Hey, it makes sense on both sides, Dbacks kind of pushed Allen out of his job already and his power potential is a great fit in Texas. Mora is the utility depth Young would have provided and the pitching prospect is so that Texas will take on more contract. Not likely to happen, but fairly sensible.

  23. If the Ricketts family were willing to add some payroll, think about this scenario: The Cubs are in need of second base help, the Rangers are in need of a “DH type”, the Rangers send Michael Young to Chicago for a package of Alfonso Soriano (I will explain), Jeff Samardzija, Randy Wells and one of Casey Coleman, Marcos Mateo or Thomas Diamond.
    In this deal, the Cubs would obviously have to eat somewhere between 9 and 12 million a year of Soriano’s contract. This would solve the Ranger’s need for a “DH type” player and at a reasonable cost of 6-9 million a year for Soriano’s services. The Rangers also receive a package of young pitchers with the centerpiece being Samardzija who is out of options with the Cubs and does not seem to be able to find a role in the Cubs system. The Rangers also get Randy Wells who has shown that he can pitch at the big league level and should come out okay from his sophomore slump. The other three pitchers mentioned (remember the Rangers can choose anyone of them) are just depth chart fillers for both teams who may eat up some innings in a swing role.
    This gives the Cubs the second basemen they badly need (granted they are overpaying a bit) but also gives the Cubs a viable team in the Central

    • I’m not sure why you are giving up so much for MY…

    • gcheezpuff 4 years ago

      Way to much for M Young… these are both bad contracts, you don’t need to throw in Wells and a pitching prospect unless you weren’t planning on eating any money?!?!?! I’d happily part with the shark though.

  24. Young to Toronto for a minor league pitcher with upside – Marc Rzepczynski, Farina or Purcey – and split his salary

  25. Sorry – meant pitcher with upside not minor league

  26. VegasANGELSFan 4 years ago

    The latest rumor says the Cards “would like to have a term sheet in place.” That doesn’t mean anything like they are close to an agreement, and the rumor actually states that a deal with Pujols is looking increasingly unlikely. I “would like to have a million dollars handed to me by Wednesday.” Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it is going to happen.

  27. jwsox 4 years ago

    why? abreau is still a good hitter and would be a good 4th outfielder in the last year of his contract. He can still hit for average, power, he still gets on base and can still run. As for kazmir he is a bounce back candidate and would be an interesting addition to their rotation. If he does not do anythign you cut your losses by buying him out after the season

  28. slider32 4 years ago

    Pujols is making 16 million this year even if he doesn’t come to terms.

  29. jwsox 4 years ago

    can i ask why michael young is the face of the franchise? I’m not trying to be a dick but seriously. It was arod, then tex, then michael and now its Hamilton in my opinion maybe even feliz…not young

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