MICHAEL YOUNG RUMORS

Michael Young: 'I guarantee you I've had a gay teammate'

Over the weekend, University of Missouri football star (and future NFL draft pick) Michael Sam announced he was gay and, much like when NBA player Jason Collins came out last year, it got the world wondering about gay athletes in sports. So, naturally, when the recently retired Michael Young did a radio interview Tuesday morning...the subject came up. "I guarantee you I...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Young goes out on his own terms

ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Young said Friday that he went through every emotion possible when he decided his playing career was over at 37. But Young, who holds nearly every offensive record for the Texas Rangers, knew that spending time with his wife and three sons was more important to him now than playing baseball. That's why he decided to retire officially Friday even though...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young to retire as a Texas Ranger

Infielder Michael Young is retiring after a 13-year major league career, nearly all of it with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference where the 37-year-old Young is to formally announce his retirement. The seven-time All-Star retires with a .300 career average and as Texas' hits leader with 2,230. He was the 2008 AL Gold Glove at shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers Have An Offer Out To Michael Young

I guess this was inevitable: Michael Young has a Dodgers offer on the table if he wants it, but with Spring Training now less than a month away, the 37-year-old infielder is still considering retirement. Whether or not Young decides to return, what’s relevant here is that the Dodgers want him to return. In theory, that’s terrible because rabble rabble double plays hargle bargle...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Post Michael Young Trade Reaction

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...
Via Dodgers Rumors
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers add depth with trade for Michael Young

Michael Young is returning home to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers (photo credit: Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports) With the deadline of Saturday, August 31, at 9 p.m. PDT for newly added players to be eligible for postseason play, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired veteran infielder Michael Young, as well as cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies late Saturday evening....
Via isportsweb.com
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Storyline: Front Office Decisions for the Philadelphia Phillies

Even after the trading deadline passed without Michael Young in a new uniform, the Philadelphia Phillies still can deal the third baseman through a waiver transaction in August. It’s easy to publish opinions and predictions before the event; however, this piece was my writing sample on July 22 (more in welcome section), when the Phils had a shot to win the division. How close...
Via isportsweb.com
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Michael Young drawing strong trade interest

Source: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images North America The Philadelphia Phillies, who are determined not to sell, could change their mind with the interest third basemen Michael Young is drawing as we near the trade deadline on July 31. About a dozen clubs have checked in on Young, according to major league sources. One of the teams being the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox had their vice...
Via Tireball.com
July 16, 2013  |  1 Comment

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The missing piece

There is a new possibility on the trading market for the Philadelphia Phillies to pursue:  Mike Morse.  Will Rube Amaro easily dismiss this opportunity?   TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS:  My articles are designed to represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: 2013′s big splash

Achieving their top priority, the Philadelphia Phillies will make Cliff Lee their happiest pitcher for 2013.  But who will be more relieved than the manager?   TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: My articles are designed to represent a baseball-man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the stick...
Via isportsweb.com
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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