Update 2/8 11: 25 AM
Just a quick update from MetsBlog who reports that the Mets are not one of the eight teams on Michael Young‘s list of where he is willing to be traded, according to Elysian Fields of MLB.com.
Original Post 2/7/ 2:00 PM
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Texas Rangers have told infielder Michael Young that they will attempt to trade him in the coming days.
The Rangers are known to have been in contact with the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels. The Rockies are believed to be Young’s most likely destination. The Rangers probably would rather not trade Young to the Angels, who share the American League West, but also would like to heed the wishes of Young, a loyal and productive player for a decade.
Brown says that it came from a source close to the situation, and the reason is partly because Young has grown disillusioned with his diminished role on the team.
Young is a six-time All Star and can play shortstop, second base and third. Last season he batted .284 with 21 homers and 91 RBIs.
He still has three years left on his contract that will pay him $48 million dollars, and the Rangers are open to kicking back money to make a deal happen.
I always liked Michael Young and a few years ago when he rumored to be on the block, I was hoping the Mets would try to get before they decided to re-sign Luis Castillo.