Tigers not in on Michael Young

Michael Young has asked the Rangers for a trade after shifting positions
three times in recent years. The Tigers don’t have a clear-cut starter
at second base, one of Young’s old positions, nor do they have a clear
No. 2 hitter in the lineup. Sounds like a match, right?

Not
happening, for a few very big reasons. Word from the Tigers is that
they’re not in on that. Team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski
told MLB.com Tuesday morning that their infield is set, the same as it
was a couple weeks ago. They’re not pursuing any deals.

Though
Dombrowski didn’t go into detail — can’t talk about players from other
teams for fear of tampering — several reasons show why it wouldn’t
happen. First, Young has veto rights on trades to all but eight teams,
and the Tigers aren’t one of those teams, according to MLB.com’s TR
Sullivan. The Rangers are dealing with just teams on that list, Texas GM
Jon Daniels told reporters Monday. Young reportedly would consider
teams outside that list on a case by case basis, but at the end of the
day, there’s a reason for the list.

Second, and just as
important, is Young’s contract — $16 million a year for the next three
seasons. For any player, that’s a huge obligation, even if the Rangers
end up willing to pay part of that. It’s not just about the money, but
the years. For a 34-year-old infielder, it’s especially about the years. The Tigers
let Polanco walk as a free agent at the same age two years ago, even
declining the chance at arbitration.

When it comes down to it, the Tigers are serious about trying to leave
room for developing young talent, and second base is one area where they
have it between Scott Sizemore, Will Rhymes and Danny Worth, plus
Brandon Douglas on the horizon.

1 Comment

Just can’t believe this Michael Young mistreatment mess. The media is saying that the Texas Rangers are becoming an embarassment. A new low…why did Ranger execs think it wise to change a first time ever World Series Lineup? Don’t replace Lee and take away Young and Guerrero or you don’t make it again. A first grader could have figured that our. Please ignore your egos Ranger execs…or you’re gonna ignore the World Series for another 40 years…replace Lee and take Young a humble pie and apologize. Let the guy play wherever he wants.
G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG
BELTRE”S FIELDING STATS 13 Seasons TOT 1826 1773 15689.1 5171 1463 3484 224 328 .957 101 139 8 16 2.84 2.71 .956 2.71 2.69 YOUNG”S FIELDING STATS 11 Seasons TOT 1496 1464 12831.2 6151 2096 3919 136 877 .978 -71 -119 -7 -13 4.22 4.02 .972 4.25 4.21
NOTE THIS: MLB CAREER FIELDING PCT. YOUNG .978 BELTRE .957..
CAREER BATTING AVERAGE YOUNG .300 BELTRE .275
AND GET THIS…
CAREER SEASON 162 GAME AVERAGE HRS, RBIS AND RUNS SCORED
YOUNG 203 BELTRE 195
CAN YOU RANGER EXECS READ????
OH AND THE ARGUMENT THAT MICHAEL’S GETTING OLD AT 34…BELTRE TURNS 32 IN APRIL. AND THE FINAL QUESTION? WHY NOT REPLACE ANDRUS…THE ONLY SHORTSTOP SINCE OZZIE SMITH IN THE 80’S WITHOUT A HOMERUN….WE’LL SAY IT AGAIN FOR YOU SHORT ON THE UPTAKE…THE RANGERS HAVE THE ONLY SHORTSTOP IN OVER 20 YEARS WITH NO HOME RUNS…
HOW ‘BOUT IT? THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL…FIX IT PLEASE. GET A PITCHER AND APPEASE MICHAEL YOUNG BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE…AND TRY TO GET GUERRERO BACK…TRADE ANDRUS FOR GOD’S SAKE OR OUR NO NAME FIRST BASEMAN AND ONE OF OUR SEMI-PLAY TIME CATCHERS…KEEP MICHAEL YOUNG!!!!

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