Storyline: Rebuilding Costs for the Phillies

If you examine the acquisitions projected to impact July’s roster for the Philadelphia Phillies, you’ll realize the gem sacrificed for this tomorrow was Cole Hamels, who saved his best performance in a Phils uniform as his farewell. For most fans, however, his days with the Texas Rangers are missing a few details. Yet, although many have seen him in a Texas cap, he’s like...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers tab Young special assistant to GM

Michael Young, the all-time hits leader for the Texas Rangers, will be named a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels today. The club has a 1 p.m. press conference scheduled to introduce Young. Young retired after the 2013 season and remained close with the organization. He was in on the interview process when the Rangers selected a new manager. He will have a hand in all...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers hire Michael Young as special assistant to GM

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers career hits leader Michael Young has been appointed as a special assistant to the general manager. Before the announcement Wednesday, Young had already been involved in the Rangers' managerial search last month. Young played the first 12 of his 13 major league seasons in Texas, and is the team's career leader with 1,823 games and 2,230 hits. The...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking MLB’s Rookies

With the 2014 MLB All-Star game officially less than one month away, it is time to check in with the class of 2014. The rookie class this year isn’t quite what baseball fans have seen from years past. Although it is still early to tell, these rookies don’t quite measure up to previous classes. There isn’t the type of star power and allure that some rookies have possessed over...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers pay tribute to former great Michael Young

ARLINGTON, Texas - Even in a pregame ceremony to honor him, former Rangers great Michael Young couldn't make it all about himself. After being honored by assorted dignitaries and former teammates, Young took a lap around the field in a convertible with two of his young sons. "That was pretty cool," Young said afterwards. "Obviously I had my family here, it means everything to me...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The two biggest weaknesses of the Philadelphia Phillies

It's probably going to be a rough year in Philadelphia. But what do you expect from a club that has five offensive starters aged 34 or older and three members of their rotation aged 30 or older? It's an old team in a young division - and those old players aren't what they used to be. Of course, simply saying "age" as a weakness for the Phillies is a bit of a cop-out. Age is a...
Via The Outside Corner
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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've had...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Emilio Bonifacio, Yet Another Potential Utility Infielder

(via) Here at Dodgers Digest, it seems like all we can write about lately is utility infielders (or prospects, which are way more exciting). Yet, it still remains the biggest hole on the roster and the only type of player that the front office is actively pursuing. Chad outlined quite a few options last week. The four internal options (Justin Sellers, Miguel Rojas, Dee Gordon, Brendan...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Time All-Star Michael Young Retires

If I had a dollar for every time I read or heard a Met fan say that we should trade for Michael Young, I would probably have enough money to fund a European Vacation… Okay maybe just a weekend trip to the Grand Canyon, but still… On Friday afternoon, the seven time All-Star got into his old Texas Rangers uniform and formally announced his retirement, ending what was a very solid...
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January 31, 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

Rangers hits leader Young back in Texas to retire

Michael Young is retiring after only one season away from the Texas Rangers. Young formally announced his retirement Friday at Rangers Ballpark. That was his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. The seven-time All-Star is the Rangers' career leader with 2,230 hits. The 37-year-old Young finished as a career .300 hitter in 1,970 games for Texas, Philadelphia...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Clutchitude: The Least Clutch Plays Of The 2013 Dodgers Season

Last time around, we covered the most clutch plays of 2013, and you know I had to do the opposite end of the spectrum as well. Because, quite frankly, that can be more entertaining. The same statistics, rules, and disclaimers from the last post still apply here. ========== Least Clutch Plays Of The 2013 Season – Batter Edition Michael Young – 10/8 – Top 10th: -31.8% GIF Link...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young To Retire

Photo Credit:AP Photo/Matt Slocum Neil Mehta Staff Writer Long-time Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young announced him retirement on Wednesday. This comes after a 14-year MLB career with the Rangers, Phillies and Dodgers. Young made his major league debut with the Rangers in 2000, and remained in Texas until 2012. In his 13 years with the Rangers, Young was selected to 7 All-Star...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at Michael Young's career as he retires

Would Michael Young have been the Dodgers' opening day second baseman? With concerns over Alexander Guerrero adjusting to the position, names like Miguel Rojas have been mentioned as a potential starter at second base. But Rojas is a career .234 hitter in the minor leagues. That would seem to leave an opportunity open for Young, who ended last season with the Dodgers, playing...
Via The Outside Corner
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young Retiring After 13 Years In Major Leagues

ARLINGTON, Texas — 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 press 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 the Rangers’ hits leader with 2,230. He was the...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

So long, Lance Berkman and Michael Young

A couple of Texas institutions during the past fifteen years hung up their spikes this week. Between the two of them, Lance Berkman and Michael Young banged out 3,940 hits while wearing the uniform of teams from Texas. Berkman, of course, was the first round draft pick of the Houston Astros who had quite a career there and Young plied his trade with the Texas Rangers for his...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Michael Young’s retirement opens the door for Alexander Guerrero

Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero arrives in the bigs with plenty of questions, but plenty of power potential, too. To the extent that you can call any 27 year old a prospect, Alexander Guerrero is one of the more interesting first year players on the radar this year. The new Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman, by way of a four year $28 million contract out of Cuba, has a reasonable...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young to Announce Retirement

Even though he had "three good offers" on the table, Michael Young is set to announce his retirement during a press conference Friday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The seven-time(!) All-Star split 2013 between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers but it's with the Texas Rangers where he made his mark. “Michael is a leader, and he demonstrated those...
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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

Michael Young retires from baseball

Michael Young has chosen to retire from baseball rather then return for the 2014 season. Young, 37, had drawn interest from a few teams and was reportedly being courted by the Los Angeles Dodgers to play second base. Sources: Michael Young to retire. Had three good offers, including from #Dodgers, but wanted to be with his family. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 30, 2014...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Rangers great Michael Young retiring

Michael Young, the face of the Texas Rangers franchise for a decade, has opted to retire to spend time with his family despite having opportunities to play this season. Young spent the 2013 season playing for both the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers after getting traded to the Phillies last offseason. Young, 37, finishes his career as a .300 and a seven-time All-Star...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Rangers and Dodgers player Michael Young to retire

Michael Young announced that he was to retire, rather than signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday afternoon, reported by Ken Rosenthal via Twitter. According to Rosenthal, Young had three offers, one of them being from the Dodgers. He was said to rather be spending time with his family. Michael Young last played with the Los Angeles Dodgers, ending his season with them with...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young retires from MLB after 14 seasons

Michael Young has called it quits on his MLB career. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the  14-year veteran has chosen to retire from baseball, despite having three “good” offers, one including from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sources: Michael Young to retire. Had three good offers, including from #Dodgers, but wanted to be with […]
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

You Know What, Just Trade For Daniel Murphy Already

Yes, please. (via) Earlier this evening, Ned Colletti was on “Dodger Talk,” and he touched on a few topics, but didn’t really provide a lot of new info. We knew that Michael Young is deciding between returning or retiring, that Chad Billingsley won’t be ready until June, that Josh Beckett should be ready at the start of camp, and that the Dodgers made an offer to Masahiro...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers trying to convince Michael Young to play second base

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain interested in Michael Young. In October the Dodgers signed Alexander Guerrero to a four-year deal worth $28 million but the team has concerns about his fielding ability reports ESPN Los Angeles. Los Angeles is reportedly concerned enough with Guerrero’s glove that they could start him in the minors this season. The team is expected to hold a tryout...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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