"Intense trade interest" in infielder Michael Young might compel the Phillies to trade him despite indications the team doesn't plan to sell, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. He says the Red Sox and Yankees are among about a dozen teams that have checked in on Young.
I still think Young, a 36-year-old hitting .288/.344/.414, would bring a modest return. Rosenthal says the Phillies have no obvious internal replacement for him, though I wonder if utility man Kevin Frandsen is capable of delivering similar production in a regular role. The Phillies are currently 5.5 games out in the wild card, and seek a center fielder and bullpen help.