Now this is just silly.
The Philadelphia Phillies inquired about Texas Rangers
second basemen, shortstop, third basemen, designated hitter, head chef, Tarot card reader… player Michael Young today. Young has requested a trade from the Texas Rangers after being moved to numerous positions on the field, the latest move to designated hitter after the Rangers signed free agent thid baseman Adrian Beltre.
With Chase Utley playing second, Jimmy Rollins at Shortstop, Placido Polanco at third, and my source telling me that there is no designated hitter in the National League, it would be hard to imagine how Young would fit. However, with the injuries suffered by the Phillies last year, Young would be one hell of an insurance policy. And ya know, he’s a right-handed bat. That’d be nice.
The other problem here would be the money. Young is owed $48 million over the next three years and the thought of him joining the Phils is nothing short of absurd. I’m actually convinced that Ruben Amaro was sad because he hasn’t seen his team’s name on MLBTradeRumors.com in more than a week, and it led him to call some folks in Arlington.
If you can find a positive from this, it would be that it’s nice to know the Phils’ front office seemingly explores every possibly option out there, even when it’s not really an option. You have to appreciate that as a fan. It’s that approach that has likely gotten the makeup of this team to where it is right now.
Spring Training in four days folks.