I'm hearing, and now reading, reports the Rangers may trade Michael Young in the next few days. It looks like the Rockies or Angels (please dear God, not the Angels) may be getting one of the most stand-up guys in baseball and a great team player, not to mention a productive one.
This from Tim Brown on Yahoo Sports, "Young, 34, came to the major leagues in 2001 as a second baseman, was moved to shortstop when the Rangers traded for Alfonso Soriano, then to third when Elvis Andrus arrived from the minors two seasons ago. The Beltre signing appeared to push Young off the field entirely, to designated hitter."
I'll do more on this tonight when I've had some time to think about it, but Michael Young IS the Texas Rangers. If Adrian Beltre pulls one of his "Hey, I just signed a big contract, I think I'll suck for a few years" acts, I'll be leading the boos at the Ballpark. If Mike Napoli puts up a whopping .230 average as a DH, I'll be the one throwing my World Series cap on the field in protest.