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Ryan Dempster continues to seek a three year deal this off-season. Multiple teams are said to have offered the 35-year-old deals of two years around $26 million.
The Boston Red Sox are the latest team to be rebuffed by Dempster who continues to ask for a three year deal worth at least $13 million annually. Kansas City was turned day recently as well.
There seems to be a sizable market for Dempster. As the Royals and Red Sox likely remain interested in the services of Dempster. The Milwaukee Brewers are said to have interest and while a reunion with the Chicago Cubs was deemed implausible, by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago-Sun Times, stranger things have happened.
Dempster may see an increase in suitors after Zack Greinke signs. The signing of Greinke may make those who lost out on him potential suitors for Dempster. While a return to Texas seems like a stretch both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels could be a fit.
In 28 starts last season Dempster finished with a 12-8 record and a 3.38 ERA. Last season was the first time since 2008 that Dempster did not start at-least 31 games, prior to that he was used as a closer for the Cubs.
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Replacing Michael Young's production doesn't figure to be that difficult for the Texas Rangers.
Any fan of WAR can tell you that Young was one of the worst players in the American League in 2012 when you look at his numbers (his -2.4 was a career worst). His average of .277 was his worst since 2002. His RBI total of 67 was dismal, especially considering he hit in the heart...
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Third baseman Michael Young has reportedly waived his no-trade clause, allowing the Rangers to trade him to the Phillies.
It took a little while for Michael Young to decide that he wanted to join the Phillies, but on Saturday, he finally decided to come to town. The deal to get Young sends two pitchers to the Rangers.
Michael Young has spent his entire career with the Texas Rangers. However, the last two seasons have been tenuous. The Rangers asked Young to move positions numerous times and he has wanted a contract extension. The extension never came, and now the Rangers have dealt him to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The trade was not without Young's consent though. Young had 10...
Michael Young is coming to Philadelphia.
After two days weighing his options, the 36-year old lifetime Texas Ranger has decided to leave the only organization he has ever played for, waiving his no-trade option for a chance to play third base everyday with the Phillies.
In exchange for Young, the Phillies will send back 25-year old right-handed reliever, Josh Lindblom, and Lisalverto...
The Philadelphia Phillies have filled their hole at third base with Michael Young after the veteran has accepted a rumored trade to Philadelphia. The Texas Rangers will be paying $10 million of the $16 million owed to Young in 2013. Heading to the Rangers in return for Young are reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla.
2012 was the worst season of Young's career...
The Texas Rangers have not quite had the offseason they've envisioned. They clearly want Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that has yet to come to fruition. They were considered the front-runners to land Zack Greinke, but he is signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They've lost their all-time hits leader in Michael Young via trade to the Philadelphia...
The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Young will receive $1.2MM in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale adds that he told the Phillies he did not want an extension.
The Rangers will $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season.
In exchange, the Phillies will send Josh Lindblom and minor...
Sources from the Associated Press (AP) announce that Texas Rangers, 3rd baseman, Michael Young will join the Philadelphia Phillies roster. Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause on Saturday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been announced. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young’s salary for…
The Philadelphia Phillies announced Sunday that they acquired infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for right-handed relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalberto Bonilla. Young, who wants to play more regularly, dropped his no-trade clause to go to Philadelphia. The Phillies will pay $6 million of Young's $16 million salary for next year. Young...
After going 0-for-4 for Magallanes on Friday, shortstop Elvis Andrus is now without a hit in his first 12 winterball at-bats this season. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Adding veteran infielder Michael Young to the Phillies roster does not actually make the team younger, but it does fill the hole at third base. Young is owed $16 million in 2013 and the Rangers are reportedly picking up at least $10 million of that. The Phillies sent right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher, Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers.
Lindblom had little...
Finally we will have resolution on the Michael Young situation. According to T.R. Sullivan, best-known by Phillies fans as the one who first reported that Cliff Lee had chosen to re-sign with the Phillies, the Phillies and Texas Rangers' trade for Rangers utility player Michael Young is "ready to go...
A word of advice for certain baseball general managers: When dealing with Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton: caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. I’m speaking to you, Ned Colletti, Jon Daniels, Jerry Dipoto, Jack Zduriencik. Daniels, the Rangers GM, knows of which I speak. Hamilton has been his headache for the [...]