Michael Young looks into the distance, where he sees $48 million, no matter where his future lies... must be nice.
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.
"Hey, Don. You hear Fitz wants me in Arizona and not you?"
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported yesterday that Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb at the top of his offseason wish list.
Fitzgerald is entering the final season of his $40 million contract, and the Cardinals brass apparently went to him for advice regarding the quarterback
disaster dilemma. Derek Anderson, Max Hall, and John Skelton split snaps in Arizona in 2010 in the wake of the retirement of potential NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner. That went well…
It’s understandable that the Cardinals want Fitzgerald to stay in town after 2011, so asking his opinion may not be a bad idea. But the blurring of the line between player and members of the front office could get a little messy. We’ve heard players lobby to bring guys in. Donovan McNabb was very vocal about Terrell Owens joining the organization years ago, but the Cardinals did something different here. They reached out to a player to get an opinion. Just food for thought.
As far as Kolb goes, the embattled backup to Michael Vick, he can’t be traded until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, and who the hell knows when that’s going to happen? View full article »
Is this your next head coach?
I’m hesitant to share this, but if it’s true and I didn’t say anything, I would probably regret not saying something…
…but I also might regret this. Here goes nothing…
A Facebook status post from Denver Broncos fullback Kyle Eckel (a former Eagle) stated the following.
Inside word. John Gruden is in Philadelphia right now shacked up in a hotel getting ready for something. My guess is he’s not about to join the Flyers’ coaching staff. New Eagles head coach? Looking like it
What the hell?!
This rumor is picking up on Twitter, but none of the major outlets have even begun to tackle this. Nothing from Schefter, Mortensen, Glazer, Florio. Nothing. What I do know is that I plan to punch Kyle Eckel in the mouth if this is all crap and I got out of bed for this. But I’ll play for now. View full article »
Hey, do you want this autographed Kyle Kendrick card? No? Well... how about her?
Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick will avoid arbitration.
Kendrick, the team’s fifth, six, or seventh pitcher, will sign a 1-year, 2.45 million deal with the Fightins. It remains to be seen how he will be used in a rotation with four aces. He could very well pitch out of the bullpen. View full article »
Let's hope Michael Vick isn't tagging in Kevin Kolb for good.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Michael Vick could be benched next week in the Wild Card game if he struggles in the game. You can read Florio’s report here.
Florio overheard Sal Paolintonio on ESPN Radio this morning say that Vick’s inability to recognize blitzes hurt the team several times in the Eagles loss the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday. According to SalPal, Reid discussed the issue twice with Vick that evening, and has had him study the 3-4 defense of the Green Bay Packers while he sat out of practices this week. View full article »