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Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Element » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:33 pm

The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter links). Young will receive $1.2MM in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale says he told the Phillies he did not want an extension (Twitter links). The $1.2MM accounts for the state tax difference.

The Rangers have agreed to pay $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season according to Nightengale (on Twitter). Earlier today Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reported that Josh Lindblom and minor leaguer Lisalverto Bonilla would head to Texas in the trade, which MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan has confirmed. An announced is expected this afternoon.

Young, 36, was originally drafted by the Blue Jays but has spent his entire big league career in Texas after being acquired as part of a package for Esteban Loaiza back in 2000. He hit just .277/.312/.370 in 651 plate appearances this year, but he's one year removed from a .338/.380/.474 performance in 2011. Young is the Rangers' all-time leader in games played (1,823), plate appearances (8,047), hits (2,230), doubles (415), and triples (55).


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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:46 pm

Yawn. I dont see his performance changing much, different team same guy. As for 3B or CI guys, i am more anxious to see where Youk ends up.
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Element » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:14 am

To me it's less about Young and more about the additional PT that Olt/Moreland/Profar may get.
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby ayebatter » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:00 am

Element wrote:To me it's less about Young and more about the additional PT that Olt/Moreland/Profar may get.


This ^^
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:10 am

Element wrote:To me it's less about Young and more about the additional PT that Olt/Moreland/Profar may get.


This X2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldnt all three potentially get a chance at playing full time if hamilton doesnt resign with Texas?

Olt at 1B, Profar/Andrus at 2nd/SS, then Kinsler, Moreland, and Cruz in the OF? I know Leonys Martin will also be battling for one of those spots, and then you have the open DH spot...
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby ayebatter » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:14 am

Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:
Element wrote:To me it's less about Young and more about the additional PT that Olt/Moreland/Profar may get.


This X2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldnt all three potentially get a chance at playing full time if hamilton doesnt resign with Texas?

Olt at 1B, Profar/Andrus at 2nd/SS, then Kinsler, Moreland, and Cruz in the OF? I know Leonys Martin will also be battling for one of those spots, and then you have the open DH spot...


I'd guess with Greinke to the Dodgers that Hamilton returns to Texas.
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:18 am

...and that they dont trade for Upton.
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Element » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:30 am

Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:...and that they dont trade for Upton.


I wouldn't say that. They were able to dump some of the Michael Young salary. They would likely deal Andrus in an Upton trade. They would need to figure out the rotation for the first 3-4 months though (Lewis and Feliz due back at some point).
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:37 am

I meant that there is still a lot instability on that roster at the moment and that we will have to wait a bit longer to determine playing time.
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Re: Phillies Acquire Michael Young

Postby Element » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:46 am

Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:I meant that there is still a lot instability on that roster at the moment and that we will have to wait a bit longer to determine playing time.


Not really. Last year we had Napoli and Young in the DH/1B mix. Things will take shape by February/March.
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