Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

It was made official Sunday morning that the Phillies acquired 3B Michael Young and cash from the Texas Rangers for reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla. It was a good fit for both teams, with the Phillies needing a third baseman and Young wanting to continue to compete as he waived his no trade … Continue reading Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

Phillies Trade Lindblom, Bonilla for Michael Young

UPDATE — The Phillies have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Texas Rangers. The Phillies sent RHP Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher¬†Lisalverto¬†Bonilla to Texas for Young. Texas is expected to pay a sizable chunk of the $16 million owed to Young, who is 36. In 74 games with the Dodgers and Phillies, Lindblom posted … Continue reading Phillies Trade Lindblom, Bonilla for Michael Young

Phillies in serious talks for Michael Young

UPDATE — According Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Phillies are moving closer to a deal for Michael Young. Heyman indicates that the Texas Rangers would need to pay $10 million of the $16 million that is owed to Young. It sounds as though Young is heavily considering waiving his no-trade clause. Plus, the Rangers want … Continue reading Phillies in serious talks for Michael Young

Phils lucky to have replacements for Brown, Utley

Domonic Brown broke two things in his first at bat against the Pirates on Saturday. One was his hitless streak; the other was his right hand. X-Rays showed that the hook of his hamate bone is fractured which means Brown will most likely need surgery. This puts Brown out for four to six weeks and … Continue reading Phils lucky to have replacements for Brown, Utley

Does Michael Young Fit in Philly?

There have been some heavy rumors the Phillies are interested in acquiring the disgruntled Michael Young from the Texas Rangers. Young will not fit in the Phillies system and it would not be worth it for the Phillies to trade for the 33-year old infielder, who is in the middle of a five-year, $80 million … Continue reading Does Michael Young Fit in Philly?