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The Rockies may not be out of the Michael Young sweepstakes after all

Feb 10, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

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Late Tuesday night Troy Renck reported that the Rockies were out of the Michael Young derby. Not so fast says Jon Heyman. He tweets that there’s still a disagreement about the sort of player and sort of dollars that would be involved in a trade but that the Rockies “haven’t heard they’re out.”

Who knows? I assume this is simply a matter of Renck talking to person A in the Rockies organization and Heyman talking to person B.  For what it’s worth, I have a hard time believing that a team ever officially — like, as a matter of policy — declares itself “out” of any trades, and even if they do internally, they don’t make a habit of announcing it.  Teams will always listen to offers and revisit stuff if the terms get better.  To do anything else is insane.

My guess is that the Rangers and Young are going to go into radio silence for the next week or so. Then Young will report to Rangers’ camp with everyone seemingly saying the right things, or at the very least trying to.  Then, as the sense of the Rangers’ urgency and the sense of Young’s dissatisfaction starts to wane a bit in the marketplace, Texas will try again to unload the guy in a slightly more hospitable environment.

Not saying that will fool anyone, but I think that’s what’s gonna happen.

  1. megary - Feb 10, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Can a transaction involving MY be considered a “sweepstakes” at this point of his career? Sounds a little much, no?
    How about a raffle?

    • Mike Luna - Feb 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM

      I was about to ask the exact same question.

    • PanchoHerreraFanClub - Feb 10, 2011 at 5:17 PM

      With Young at 48 million over the next three years as first prize in the sweepstakes, is Wells the second prize?

    • PanchoHerreraFanClub - Feb 10, 2011 at 8:56 PM

      I was wrong about the second prize. The second prize in the sweepstakes is Young and a 3 year contract extension with 10% increase for each additional year.

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