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12-06-2012, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by calcal798 View Post
For Cliff Lee Im guessing. Man if they got Lee and pushed for Greinke theyd be looking good.
No way. Not even close. Michael Young has very little value now. His bat is declining and he can't really reliably play any position on the field on a regular basis effectively except maybe 1st. If there was a trade in play (see below) it would've been for prospects or low-level roster players so that the Rangers can use it as an opportunity to open up playing time for Jurickson Profar. 4 or 5 years ago yes, Young would've had enough value to be in a discussion for Lee, but not now.

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Originally Posted by Jozay View Post
I cant find anything. Mind posting a link?
I think ESPN got suckered. It was from their rumor listings (which is where I got it. I never checked the link they sourced it to until now):

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Michael Young has decided to block a trade to the Phillies and remain in Texas, tweets Evan Grant, a decision that sends the Phillies in another direction for a third baseman.


Jack Hannahan, Kevin Youkilis, Mark DeRosa, Brandon Inge and Casey McGehee are the top free agents available. The club could also look into second basemen Brooks Conrad, Jose Lopez, Freddy Sanchez and Kelly Johnson and use them at the hot corner.


Lopez has played some third base in the bigs and in the minors and Johnson played on the left side, albeit at shortstop, for much of his minor league career.

They are citing Evan Grant, a Dallas sports reporter, but ESPN picked up the info from a fake account that at the time identified itself as Evan Grant's twitter feed, but has since changed to "Horatio Bellardita" from "Trollville, USA" and the actual Evan Grant's feed notes that the rumor was faked.

https://twitter.com/TrollvilleUSA/st...03085458886660

https://twitter.com/Evan_P_Grant

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I have been on a flight for the last 2 hours. I have no idea where Michael Young stands on trade request. Earlier tweet from fake account
My bad.

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