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.
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 ..
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.