Posted by jodalemb on February 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Newberg ,the real reason MY should not and will not be traded is that Beltre is going to fall flat on fat contract this season
Posted by prehist51 on February 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM
Good article about why MY will not be traded. Newberg is too nice of guy to say the real reason it won't happen. There is no market for MY. Every scout in the ML knows he has fielding deficienies and questions if his bat is slowing down as it certainly looked like in late 2010. There are some AL teams that would like to have MY in the line up as a DH but the top price of a DH is about $9M. There is really no benefit to the Rangers in trading MY and having to pay a portion of his $48M. Frankly Mr. Young should be grateful that he has a place toplay at age 34 at the his salary level the next 3 yrs. MY will still get 500 AB with Texas and still be the 'big dog' in the clubhouse. MY should step back and look at the big picture, what the Rangers are asking him to do is agree to take a day off every week. That will prolong his career and give him a better shot at making the HOF when he does leave the game.