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Michael Young close to signing 5 year extension

Postby DSheppard » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:30 am

http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/news/artic ... p&c_id=tex

sounds like it would basically just add on a 5 year/75 million contract to the end of the 2 years he has left now, running through 2013.

this has been building up for a week or two and sounds like its almost a sure thing now.

Its a lot for young, especially considering hes already 30, but im glad they are rewarding young for what hes done for the rangers. hopefully they can finally have a good year and convince tex to stick around too.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:56 am

Good for Mike.
I like Mike, but he does not get a lot of play around here. It is sad because he is solid, year in and year out. Texas could do much worse than a Mike Young for the next 5 years ..
Nice signing.

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Postby orange12 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:11 am

Young's age worries me a bit because I think this is about as good as he's ever going to get. So the question really becomes is a SS who's a perennial .300 hitter with good production that has topped off worth $15 mil a year? Risky.
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Postby Yoda » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:57 am

Young seems to be a very likable player but I always thought he was a bit overrated especially in fantasy baseball.
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Postby tlef316 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:28 pm

15 a year is too much for young. He's a good player, but he's not a superstar. He's a little old to improve.

if this is what the market says he's worth, good for him. I just think it would be overpaying
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Postby chadlincoln » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:38 pm

He deserves those $$$ and Texas should pay. This year is definitely the year to demand those big $$$ for FA's.
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Postby davidmarver » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:27 pm

Last 3 seasons:
<pre> RC BRAR FRAR OPS+ 06Salary
Young 358 110 63 106, 133, 106 $3 mil
Jeter 343 147 84 116, 121, 138 $20.6 mil
Tejada 338 145 101 126, 133, 126 $12 mil</pre>
I'm pretty sure he deserves that pay increase.
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