Found December 08, 2012 on
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I know many folks are not even thinking about baseball with the NFL getting ready for the playoffs, college football bowl games, and the NBA is in full swing. Still there have been some players that are going to be donning a new uniform next year. Here are few of these transactions that have taken place.
Michael Young: The Texas Ranger is now going to be playing for the Phillies. Young played with 13 seasons with the Rangers, but agreed to waive his no trade clause in his contract so a deal could be done. The Phillies send reliever Josh Lindblom and minor-league Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers.Young will be playing third base in Philly.
Dan Haren: Dan will be playing in our nation’s capital for the Nationals. Haren signed just a one year contract for around $13 million. Last year Haren had an ERA of 4.33. Dan will be joining a strong rotation with Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
Mike Napoli: The Red Sox this past week and come to terms with Napoli for a three-year, $39 million contract. The former Ranger catcher/first baseman. Even though Mike can play both positions well, it seems the Sox are looking for him to play first base predominately.
Shane Victorino: A day after the Red Sox signed Napoli, they went back to their checkbook to get Shane for a three year $39 million contract. The Flyin’ Hawaiian will be bringing a great teammate mentality to Boston who could use a boost especially after last season.
Zack Greinke: It looks like Zack will becoming a Dodger. In the past two years Zack was 31-11 playing for Milwaukee Brewers and Angels. The Dodgers gave Zack a contract for $147 million over six years. All Greinke needs to do is passhis physical.
So there you have a quick look at the most recent big name transactions of the MLB off-season.
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Rangers fans are left this week pondering the mixed legacy of their now departed Michael Young. As a legacy member of that team, Young had produced far more positive moments for the Rangers than the other way around. But his contract--which is not his fault--combined with two episodes of whining at position changes despite that contract--which is his fault--led to a falloff of some...
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...
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...
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...
DALLAS (AP) -- Michael Young says he's ready for a different challenge in Philadelphia after spending the first 12 seasons of his career with the Texas Rangers.
Young says it was an easy decision from a baseball perspective. He wanted to go to the Phillies to be their everyday third baseman.
Speaking publicly for the first time since waiving his no-trade clause and the deal...
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.
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Third baseman Michael Young has reportedly waived his no-trade clause, allowing the Rangers to trade him to the Phillies.
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...
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…
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...
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...
There is an old adage in baseball that says pitching wins championships. The San Francisco Giants can attest to that, as they’ve won two titles in three years on the strength of their stellar starting rotation and deep bullpen. But while pitching wins titles, it’s youth that keeps teams playing for championships.
After winning four World Series in five seasons from 1996 to...
A lot of Phillies fans are unimpressed with the Phillies two latest additions – CF Ben Revere and 3B Michael Young. While both players fill huge holes for the Phillies, many don’t think they are the type of impact players that can help the Phillies climb back into the NL East race that they coughed up last year.
Ben Revere, whom the Phillies acquired in a trade that sent Vance...
And so, while you're sitting around basking in the afterglow of #BeastAppreciationDay, and wondering how Dan Haren's physical turned out, and crying over losing Sean Burnett to the Angels and Danny Rosenbaum and Jeff Kobernus in the Rule 5 Draft, and dreaming about Spring, enjoy the photo above of the guy Davey Johnson all but guaranteed will be back at first base next...