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The Rangers are still looking to deal Michael Young

Feb 14, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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Buster Olney has been the primary rumor-mongerer regarding Michael Young. Even as reporters with Rockies sources were saying there was nothing doing between Texas and Colorado, Olney reported otherwise.  He’s also reporting that, despite the fact that spring training is starting, there’s still a slight chance that Young could be dealt before having to awkwardly show up at Rangers camp.  He phrases it thusly: “the Rangers still have some potential threads to pull on to make a deal, involving young.”

That may be the vaguest rumor ever, but vague may be better than nuts.  Here was Olney yesterday:

Michael Young would make a whole lot of sense for Milwaukee, if the money could be worked out. Right now, the Brewers have penciled in Yuniesky Betancourt at shortstop, and Young would be an upgrade in a lot of ways.

We all laugh at Betancourt, but really, would Michael Young be as good a shortstop as Bentancourt at this point?

Although, man, that would be a fun trade, wouldn’t it?

  1. Alex K - Feb 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Did you forget how bad Yuni is? I’m not sure the defense wouldn’t be a wash (I haven’t looked up any numbers), and Young is a better hitter.

  2. snowbirdgothic - Feb 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    I still think the Phillies will end up with him, God forbid. Ibanez for Young + cash gives the Rangers a DH and some salary relief, gives the Phils a right handed bat they can stick in LF, and gives Ruben Amaro the sort of insane ninja deal he’s apparently addicted to pulling off.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    I’d love to see him go to the Cubs for Silva and a meager prospect or two.

  4. easports82 - Feb 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    As a Mariner’s fan, this is quite humerus to see Young be linked with either Jose Lopez or Yuniesky Betancourt. PLEASE put one of them on the Rangers.

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