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Michael Young hit .277/.312/.370 last season for the Rangers.
Apparently so, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
A trio of sources tell Grant that the teams are in “advanced talks” on a deal that would send a young, major-league reliever and a low-level prospect to Texas for the 36-year-old Young.
Grant reports that Texas would likely pick up “more than half” of Young’s $16 million salary for 2013 in the deal. They better pick up more than “more than half” … Young was 125th out of 143 qualifying players last year with a measly .682 OPS.
This would “solve” the third base solution, but who knows how much Young actually has left. He played 2012 in an extreme hitter’s park surrounded by offensive talent and didn’t produce a lick. The Rangers batted him everywhere — 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th — and nothing. He had 27 doubles and 26 GIDPs. He had a .291 OBP against righties.
Then again, if all the Phillies would be giving up is a non-prospect and an expendable reliever,
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The Texas Rangers have traded Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to major-league sources.
The trade was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The Rangers will get right-handed pitchers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla, according to reports.
Young had a five-year, $80 million deal with the Rangers through the 2013 season and a full no-trade clause...
PhilliesTags: Michael YoungPhilliesEarly this morning, Eve Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are in “advanced talks” about a deal that would sent veteran third baseman Michael Young to Philadelphia in exchange for a young, major-league ready reliever.Texas would also cover more than half...
The Phillies have a hole at third base, and Michael Young is a man without a position in Texas. These two problems look to be coalescing into a trade between the Rangers and Phillies, where Texas would ship Young to Philadelphia in order to give him the chance to have a regular gig again, and they’d receive a little bit of salary relief in the process. The Rangers would still...
Apparently Ruben Amaro Jr. is hot and heavy for the Texas Rangers Michael Young to fill the Phillies 3rd base vacancy next season. Young has full no-trade rights and is owed $16M in 2013. He's coming off a season in which he only hit .277/.682 and is now 36 years old. Rangers are rumored to be willing to eat at least half of his salary, but that's still a steep price...
The following guest contribution was written by Richard Pallarino (@rpallarino). Richard is a student at CUNY-College of Staten Island and a Constituent Aide at the New York State Senate. Josh Hamilton was selected first overall in the 1999 Amateur Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, touted by scouts as one of the most pure talents [...]
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The Texas Rangers took a chance on a closer coming off Tommy John surgery last offseason and it paid off nicely with an All-Star season from Joe Nathan.
Texas is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again after agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with right-hander Joakim Soria that includes a club option for 2015.
Soria missed the entire 2012 season after having Tommy John...
Going into the final day of the MLB Winter Meetings today, traction on a lot of the bigger names on the free agent and trade markets has hit a near standstill. We've heard about teams having interest in players, players getting close to signing with teams, and trades on the horizon. But nothing has happened quite yet, and it's all because of one team: the Texas Rangers.
At this point, it will be an upset if the Texas Rangers do not land one of the top two free agents.
Could be outfielder Josh Hamilton. Could be right-hander Zack Greinke. Could be neither, likely will not be both.
The Rangers are competing for both players, major-league sources say, while also continuing to engage in trade discussions for Arizona right fielder Justin Upton, Tampa...
The Texas Rangers and slugger Josh Hamilton are making progress on
a deal, according to sources.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus made his first winterball appearance in a few years on Tuesday, getting the start at shortstop for the Navegantes del Magallanes. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Reliever Koji Uehara has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical.
The 37-year-old right-hander spent the last two seasons with Texas, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that he had tried to re-sign him before Uehara decided to accept Boston's offer.
''We would have liked to have him back,'' Daniels said. ''...
Ryan Dempster was a name on Boston’s mind before the trade deadline last summer, but the Texas Rangers ended up scooping him up in their playoff push.
Boston is now said to be interested in the right-hander the second time around.
The Red Sox have “checked in” on Dempster, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.
Dempster, 35, is said to want a three-year deal.
Dempster moved from...
The Texas Rangers officially announced the acquisition of right-hander Joakim Soria on Tuesday, with the free agent reliever receiving a two-year deal with a club option for a third season. The team didn't disclose financial terms, but multiple media reports indicated that Soria will make a guaranteed $8 million. Soria missed the entire 2012 season with the Kansas City Royals...
The goals of Texas and Arizona are driving talk of three- and
four-team blockbusters at the winter meetings ? and also might shed
light on what is happening with the two biggest free agents,
right-hander Zack Greinke and outfielder Josh Hamilton.