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Rangers won’t deal for Michael Young

Jul 27, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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Yesterday, we heard reports that the Rangers were considering re-acquiring third baseman Michael Young from the Phillies. Today, we learn that the Rangers have gone back on that, and will not deal for the veteran. Via MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan:

The Rangers are not planning to bring back Michael Young. Major League sources said a trade for Young between the Phillies and the Rangers is not going to happen.

If the Rangers can get turned around, they could revisit these trade discussions in August. Players need to clear waivers before they can be traded after Wednesday’s Deadline. But there is a good chance that at least some of the players being talked about will clear waivers or be in position to be claimed by the Rangers.

The Rangers have not ended discussions with other teams, they just appear to be having second thoughts about the value of making a trade right now with the way the team is going.

The Rangers have lost 10 of their last 13, falling four games back of the AL West-leading Athletics entering tonight’s action. They have already added Matt Garza and were rumored to have interest in an outfielder such as Alex Rios of the White Sox or Hunter Pence of the Giants.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Drat! Just when a reunion seemed to be about to happen. Perhaps the Yankees might be interested in Young.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      you bet we would, we will give you A-Rod.

    • cackalackyank - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      I am not certain that Michael Young is old and dilapidated enough for Cashman to deal for him.

  2. scotttheskeptic - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Damn. I was hoping a trade was the reason he was pulled tonight.

  3. beefytrout - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    If the Rangers think they have any shot at playing in October, they are delusional.

    They are tanking, and hard. It’s been 30 days now that they haven’t gained any ground on oakland. It’s sheer dumb luck they’re only 5 back.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      I thought it was bad play.

  4. jadaruler - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    The Rangers screwed up when they deemed Profar too valuable gor Upton, overpaid for Berkman and gave Elvis an extension Jerry Jones would be proud of.

    They need to stand pat and try again in the offseason for Cargo or Stanton.

    • tuberippin - Jul 28, 2013 at 3:58 AM

      Based on how Justin Upton is playing (and for that matter the entire Braves OF, but that’s a different story), I’d disagree on your first point regarding Profar. Agree on the other three points, but that one…keep in mind Profar is twenty years old. Most 20-year-olds don’t come out in the way a Mike Trout or Bryce Harper does.

  5. brod205 - Jul 28, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    They are 4 games out its far from over they will destroy the A’s heads up now that they are getting their pitching back and have garza

  6. sandrafluke2012 - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Cancel the playoffs. They need him in the clubhouse

  7. jadaruler - Jul 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    @tuberippin I’m not giving up on Profar. Its just that there isn’t anywhere for him to play. If they keep him, they should demand Ian move to LF in the offseason.

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