MLB Trade Rumors: Texas Rangers will not trade for Michael Young

Jul 24, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young (10) throws on the run to force out St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Shane Robinson (not pictured) during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

According to T.R. Sullivan of, the Texas Rangers are exploring almost all their possibilities for trades leading up to the deadline, but acquiring former Texas Ranger, current Philadelphia Phillie Michael Young is not one of them.

Young’s name has been mentioned in some trade rumors with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Now, since the Rangers declined trading for Young, doesn’t mean Young wouldn’t be dealt. If a team comes to Philadelphia with a package that impresses them, they could deal Young.

The 3rd baseman is hitting .278/.344/.404 with 7 home runs, 32 RBI’s on 99 hits, 56 strike outs in 356 plate appearances. His numbers have dropped since his 22 home run season back in 2009.

The Rangers have been busy recently, acquiring Matt Garza and possibly looking at Alex Rios and other options as they are interested in adding another good bat to their lineup as Sullivan said. They still have some good prospects in their system they could do and they have a few days to work with.

So until now and the non-waiver trade deadline being the 31st, the Rangers could make another splash before that deadline.


Topics: Michael Young, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers

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  • larryjoebird

    Maybe they should trade for him because they certainly are missing his leadership.

    • delashmit

      He never provided leadership. That is just a fairy tale. he was always only about Michael Young.

      • larryjoebird

        Really? I assume you have been in their clubhouse. Not all leaders are vocal. Michael Young certainly is on the backside of his career but he is a professional. He comes to work every day and does it the right way. Started at 2nd and moved to short to make room for Kinsler. Andrus comes along and he moves to 3rd. Beltre comes along he moves to utility. Certainly he is not perfect but I’d take 9 Michael Youngs and do very well. Now having said all of that I agreed with the trade at the time but all I’m saying is this team is lacking leadership. Kinsler has said publicly he doesn’t want to be that guy so who then? Andrus is hitting in the .240s and he’s the most vocal. Cruz may be suspended at any time. I coach for a living and I can tell you winning is about chemistry and production. And the clubhouse clearly is not the same as it has been.

  • delashmit

    We do not want Michael Young back in Texas. Been there, done that. Enough is enough.

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