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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73 Comments on "Michael Young Rumors: Monday"


TheodoreRoosevelt
4 years 6 months ago

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

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

Just remember, something will happen or not happen at some point in time. Or not.

4 years 6 months ago

LMFAO!!!LOL AND ROFL!!

that was funny is what im trying to say.

4 years 6 months ago

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

roomwithamoose
4 years 6 months ago

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

roomwithamoose
4 years 6 months ago

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

Angelsfan1066
4 years 6 months ago

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

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

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

MadmanTX
4 years 6 months ago

And the Angels will pick up the full salary again?

Angelsfan1066
4 years 6 months ago

If they give up kasmir thats like 14 million so ya

stl_cards16
4 years 6 months ago

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

disgustedcubfan
4 years 6 months 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.

101andCounting
4 years 6 months 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 6 months 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.

4 years 6 months ago

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

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

Soriano burned the Rangers? How?

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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

BlackBocks
4 years 6 months 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.

BrocNessMonster
4 years 6 months 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.

stl_cards16
4 years 6 months 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 6 months 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.

4 years 6 months ago

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.

4 years 6 months ago

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 6 months ago

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

MadmanTX
4 years 6 months 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.

4 years 6 months ago

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.

James DeMott
4 years 6 months ago

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

MadmanTX
4 years 6 months ago

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

Muggi
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

Orioles from the future

MadmanTX
4 years 6 months ago

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

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 6 months ago

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

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

That’s debatable.

Lookouts400
4 years 6 months 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.

4 years 6 months ago

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 6 months 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 6 months 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.

4 years 6 months ago

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.

Crewers
4 years 6 months ago

Bring him to Milwaukee!!

txftw
4 years 6 months ago

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

chuckgreenberg
4 years 6 months ago

Absoultely not

Fifty_Five
4 years 6 months ago

I do.

Green_Monster
4 years 6 months ago

Are you ok?

txftw
4 years 6 months ago

Yeah I’m fine. I was interested to see the reaction. Meanwhile, the marlins? Really?

Muggi
4 years 6 months ago

Everyone involved?

4 years 6 months ago

Please make it stop.

Sox1265
4 years 6 months ago

If the sox kept beltre they could trade for young

harmony55
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

Beltre and young good trade

slider32
4 years 6 months ago

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

baycommuter
4 years 6 months ago

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