Update: Michael Young Accepts Trade to Phillies

We might be Young, tonight. 

Or sooner.

Michael Young, 36, will likely accept a trade to the Phillies, according to Rangers beat reporter TR Sullivan:

Michael Young’s time with the Rangers appears to be over. Industry sources are indicating that the trade could go down today with Young accepting a move to the Phillies. Young is the Rangers all-time leader in multiple categories but he is headed for Philadelphia.


This feels a lot like the Roy Oswalt trade, with the Phillies waiting for a Texas Ranger (UPDATE: Obviously, from Texas– Oswalt was an Astro) to decide if he wants to come to the East Coast. 

Young  has one year remaining on his deal that will pay him $16 million. It has been reported that the Rangers will pick up a substantial portion of his contract.

We’ll update the post when we can.

UPDATE: The deal is done. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Young agreed to the deal after receiving $1.2 million in benefits and getting a full no-trade clause from the Phils, which he already had as part of his original contract. He also reportedly told the Phillies he does not want an extension beyond 2013, meaning that he views this as a one-year rental so he can continue to be a starter. The $1.2 million is reportedly to offset tax differences. The Rangers will pay about $10 million of his salary. They will receive Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla from the Phillies.


43 Responses

  1. Um…Big Poker spent 6 million dollars on Revere and Young…You really think in that lineup that Mayberry is going to be a starter? Something is still brewing bro.

  2. Yea ruf is nowhere to be found in horse fagets lineup. Dude knows nothing about ball. Its either brown in right or another option. Rufs rh stick stays in

  3. Rube is such a dipshit. Another A/AA “throw-in” in Bonilla that will come back to haunt them. Just like he “threw-in D’Arnaud to Toronto & Santana to Houston. What an awful fucking GM. For an old ass guy who will be BY FAR the worst defensive infielder in Major League Baseball next year. He grades out worse at 3B than that fat pig Cabrera – fact.

  4. Jroll, chase, Hamilton, Howard, chooch, young, ruf, revere, pitcher. And I don’t give a fuck about the 3 lefty 3 righties in a row

  5. So 1 year of shitty old Michael young for Lindblom is one thing – why the fuck would you throw in a guy who had a 1.55era at 21 years old in AA with a 95mph fastball who strikes out 12.4 per 9ip? Teams must laugh their ass off at Reuben. Sure, Youk would have cost twice as much (12mil for 1 year), but he’s infinitely better than Michael Old in the field & only 33. Another awful deal that Rube will pat himself on his hairy fat back about until it backfires & he looks like a dumb twat when Young can’t play 3rd & he’s paying a utility guy 6mil. I never liked Lindblom, but I bet he pitches great in Texas now – Rube probably offered him up over slop like Schwimmer & Rosenberg.

  6. Rube – “So who did you want as far as a relief pitcher?”
    Nolan Ryan – “Well we were thinking Schwimmer maybe?”
    Rube – “Pfffttt! Schwimmer!? He sucks! Lindblom’s got some good stuff, take him.”

  7. Everyone go buy your Michael Young shirtsey & season ticket package! The guy refuses to waive his no-trade for 3 days, demands that the Rangers give him an additional 1.2mil to cover his TAXES b/c he will no longer be paid in Texas, and tells the Phillies he will not sign an extension. Gotta love an ancient, overpaid, utility player (and a bad one at that) that comes here kicking & screaming. Fuck Michael Young & fuck Ruben Amaro. He is so clueless when it comes to trading players. I swear he must not even negotiate – he just accepts the first offer. Just look at the Pence deal & what we got for him. At least he’ll be out of a job in a year.

  8. You Michael young haters need to chill the fuck out. Even though he is declining, his batting average for 2012 was still higher than our entire regular starting line up other than Ruiz and Pierre. Relax.

  9. I’m breaking my usually-strict no-commenting policy because you’re an idiot, Jonah Hill’s man boobs. He took so long waiving his no-trade because his family’s from Texas– he wanted to come to the Phils and play everyday, but first wanted to consider the impact it would have on his family.
    And second, the Phils would not have done the deal if Young wanted an extension. His not wanting to sign an extension is what made it happen.
    Third, it’s not actually rare for a team to help mitigate the tax consequences of a trade, especially when the impact is that significant.

  10. Michael Young – last time he was an everyday 3B – FRAA of -17.4 in 2009 and -8.6 in 2010. Holy shit that’s bad. Miguel Cabrera this year at 3B had a -2.3 FRAA. This is going to be a nightmare watching Young at third.

  11. Lindbloom was a pig! Had to give something to get a major league 3rd baseman who we are not paying! Fine deal. Stil. Leaves money for a pitcher and corner outfielder. So glad we are you wasting money on overpaid guys like Bourn and upton (alt bro) and youk who is no better at all.

  12. Not impressed. Young is borderline cooked at the plate and defensive skills have eroded. Even if this appears to be a one year deal, it’s still bad.

  13. So we got a 36 year old who is mediocre at beat at third, coming off his worst stastical year, who really doesn’t want to even to be here to begin with. This should be interesting, just do us all a favor phillie fans and not eat this guy up too much, we have become accustomed to stellar play at third, although he should be an upgrade on wiggi.

  14. Sean, he’s not going to hit leadoff because Rollins has made it clear he won’t hit anywhere but leadoff. And Old shithead Charlie let’s him continue to hit leadoff.

  15. Revere had the highest groundball rate in baseball last year at 67% so he ain’t hittin’ #2 & grounding into double plays when the leadoff man gets on. He won’t leadoff b/c knucklehead Charlie already said Jimmy is the leadoff hitter, and good ole’ Chuck will stay loyal even to the detriment of the the team & keep him there. He’ll show loyalty to the guy who doesn’t even respect him (or his teammates) enough to run out a fucking ball he thinks is an out. So Revere will wind up hitting 8th. Let me keep it real for you…
    Here is what the lineup WILL be
    vs RHP
    1) Rollins 2) Young 3) Utley 4) Howard 5) Ruiz 6) Brown 7) Ruf 8) Revere
    vs LHP
    1) Jimmy 2) Young 3) Utley 4) Howard 5) Ruiz 6) Ruf 7) Mayberry 8) Revere
    Here is what the lineup SHOULD be
    vs RHP
    1) Revere 2) Young 3) Utley 4) Howard 5) Ruf 6) Rollins 7) Brown 8) Ruiz
    vs LHP
    1) Revere 2) Young 3) Utley 4) Howard 5) Ruf 6) Rollins 7) Mayberry 8) Ruiz

  16. Fuck cares what Jstroll wants, he’s an embarrassment who only hustles in the spotlight. Charlie needs to grow a pair and drop him in the order.

  17. I guess frandsen had to hit over .338 to get a sniff at the starting 3rd base job…?

  18. Rube needs to get on his knees and slurp someone into taking The Big Piece off their hands – then we can play Ruf at 1B and sign Hamilton to play LF. Howard’s a good guy, but his contract doesn’t match his production. He’s just a fat BJ Upton – 200k .250 avg shitty defense – so what if he hits 30hr, he has a hole in his swing (like they told all us pre-2008 fans when he was in the minors) and CAN’T (or won’t) figure out how to beat the shift. Good player, but wayyyyy overpaid at 25/year. No offense, I’d just rather spend 25/year on a career .304 hitter who knocked 40+ hr in Texas’ stadium over a guy who hit .276, .251, and .219 the last 3 years with only 31, 34, and 14 HR in CBP, 200k and can’t hit left handed pitching

  19. and I love Ruf, but I don’t think he can play LF. What I fear is that he’ll hit, but struggle in the field, Pube will see he’s blocked by Howard & foolishly trade Ruf to a team that will play him at 1B for a reliever and we’ll be fucked out of 6 controllable years of a very good player. That would be a classic Rube fuck-up & when people complain he’ll call 610 and say “Where are we going to play Ruf? We had to trade him!” (in his smug voice). You know it’s coming people – don’t kid yourself.

  20. For everyone who loves Revere – let’s see how much you like it when Michael Bourn signs for the same price as Victorino. NOBODY is bidding on Bourn right now & someone will get him at a huge discount – wont be fucking RUBE though. You see, even when Rube tries to wait, he still jumps the gun. He always overpays & signs the first free agent to too many years & too many $ once the market is set (Ibanez, Polanco, Papelbon). So this year he waits…and still manages to shoot his load early by trading for Revere when Bourn could be had at a discount & will be the best FA signing for some team (probably the fucking Reds pulling another Madson).

  21. hasn’t this guy played DH for like the last six years? does he remember what a glove is?

  22. Roy Oswalt did not play for the Rangers when the Phillies traded for him, Kyle. Pretty big swing and a miss there.

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