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So the dust has settled on the Michael Young trade. With a day or so to reflect on the trade, I still find it utterly pointless. Why the Dodgers brought in another over-priced declining infielder, for what exactly? Not one clue. I got nothing over here. It wasn’t to be the starting third baseman, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says Juan Uribe is still the team’s starting third baseman and Young will see time at both corner infield positions, according to Bill Shaikin. Yep, you are still scratching your head, awesome, right?
From Michael Young’s perspective it’s a no-brainer. Why not waive your no-trade clause and play for the Dodgers? The Dodgers are heavy favorites to make the playoffs in 2013, the Phillies, not so much.
It’s not a bad deal for the Dodgers. Just unnecessary. The Dodgers get Michael Young to the Dodgers for minor-league pitcher Rob Rasmussen, the Dodgers just overpaid. Rasmussen is way too much for a bench player. Ridiculous Colletti shenanigans. Philadelphia is also paying the Dodgers about $1.7MM – the amount the Phillies were still due to receive from the Rangers as part of their original trade for Young in December. That’s a plus. I suppose he’s better than Nick Punto. So that’s a plus.
It’s certainly not a bad deal. Giving up Rasmussen is definitely too much, but it’s not like he was going to be cracking the big leagues anytime soon. Young will be able to make an immediate impact, and he might just be the best veteran bench player in the league. Young is well regarded as clubhouse guy and great teammate. Young is a winner, the Dodgers are winners. So maybe this one will work out after all.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young on Saturday.
Young, 36, figures to get the bulk of the playing time at third base in September and had to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal happen.
Young is hitting .276/.336/.395 with eight home runs., 42 RBI and 49 runs scored this season.
Acquired last winter...
LOS ANGELES Blink and you might miss yet another change to the Dodgers' roster.
Just two hours before the waiver trade deadline, the Dodgers made another roster addition, one of several in recent weeks, acquiring veteran utility man Michael Young from the Phillies.
Young is the second acquisition in the last three days, as right-hander Edinson Volquez was signed on Friday...
Michael Young smokes an RBI Triple during the 5th at the Bank on May 17 against the Reds.
After many months of speculation about when Michael Young will be traded and who he will be traded too, it finally happened late last night. Michael Young is officially a Los Angeles Dodger. Not a New York Yankee, not a Boston Red Sox, or not a Texas Ranger. This trade surprised a lot of people...
The Philadelphia Phillies had been dangling infielder Michael Young out on the trade market for some time now. While there had been some back-and-forth regarding the Phillies willingness to trade him, Young is finally on the move. The Los Angeles Dodgers had acquired the veteran last night and should help bolster the team’s infield en route to hopefully the playoffs. The Phillies...
It appears Michael Young is on the move again, as according to ESPN, the Philadelphia Phillies infielder has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, for a minor-league pitcher.
The Dodgers plan on using Young, 36, as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as well as pinch hit. He is batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a minor-league pitcher the teams announced Saturday night.
The Dodgers plan on using Young 36 as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as well as pinch hit. He is batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs this season.
Gotta believe Michael Young held more value at the end of July than he does now. Either way, he's gone now and Amaro got back a "prospect" from the Dodgers. Our genius GM wasn't done there, no he managed to get something for the seemingly worthless John McDonald, as he went way to the Red Sox. Young hit .276/.731, with 49 R, 24 DBL, 4 TRPL, 8 HR, and 42 RBI...
Adrian Gonzalez hit a tying single in the seventh inning, pinch-hitter Mark Ellis singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Saturday night.
Just as the game ended, the Dodgers announced they had acquired third baseman Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league lefty Rob Rasmussen.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired third baseman Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Young waived his no trade clause to to allow the deal to be completed. The Phillies will get a minor league pitcher in return.
Young was reportedly only interested in a trade to the Texas Rangers, where he spent the first 12 seasons of his career...
The Dodgers have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. While this was a bit of a joke for a while because of Ned Colletti‘s affinity for these types of players, I never thought it would actually come true.
BREAKING: #Dodgers get Michael Young from #Phillies
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2013
Young has a 0.0 fWAR...
There have been many changes made in the Phillies’ clubhouse during the month of August. In the last 31 days, former manager Charlie Manuel was fired, Ryne Sandberg was named interim manager, and Michael Young was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers to cap off the month. Changes to the everyday lineup have become common […]
The Dodgers acquired Michael Young and cash from the Phillies in exchange for minor-league lefty Rob Rasmussen.
The Dodgers on Saturday night have reportedly made a move, acquiring infielder Michael Young from the Phillies, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The trade comes just before the 9 p.m. PT deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason.
Eric Stephen reports the Dodgers...