As to your point about leadership being overrated I ask simply; have you watched an Eagles game this year?
If he can even bounce back a little bit towards his career averages, then he is a definite upgrade over Galvis/Frandsen with the bat. His defense is poor. We can live with that, seeing as our other option in Galvis hasn't played the hot corner until two months ago. We don't really know what he'll provide himself.
dont be surprised to see a rejuvenated michael young if this deal goes through.
bottom line is that if we make this deal its def low risk/high reward. ye, he's 36 but his health over his career has been great. DL only once i think? but he's been outta place in texas now for a couple years, with the younger guys coming up and having to move positions constantly. being set at 1 position can def matter. coming over to the NL might help. motivation with the contract year. so many reasons to not be shocked if he was great for us.
There is a god!!!
yes, there is
now, what does your post reference? Post #26? the one that turned out to be bogus?
You're seriously saying baseball is unarguably more important than taking care of your dependents? I'm a bit of a narcissist and even I wouldn't try to make that argument.
I'm glad. Most important to me, it gives them a guy who can play(not well) anywhere on the field and he'll give them a body at 3rd. It can't hurt to give him a shot if he's coming cheap. He's apparently great in the clubhouse too, and will make a solid bench option at the least.Quote:
Still no word on Michael Young's decision though I am getting the vibe it will happen. #Philliestalk
That was added by someone else.
I hate him
Seems like there is some overreaction going on here.
If it turns out that he can't handle 3rd base on a regular basis, then you throw in Galvis and Frandsen and use Young as a utility guy. It's not like we are trading Cole Hamels for him. It's probably Lindblom, who sucks anyway. There really aren't many options at 3rd base available. He'll be fine as a one year stopgap until Asche is ready.
If all we have to give up is Lindblom and some organizational soldier/lottery ticket, and the Rangers are kicking in $10 million, and the $6 million we'd have to cover doesn't preclude us from making other, better moves...I'm actually fine with it.
After all, despite how lousy Young has been in the field and how terrible he was last year, we are still talking about a guy who A) has played 150+ games pretty much every year, B) whose batted ball data seems to suggest at least a dead cat bounce back, C) who can spell Utley at second and is enough of an established vet that Charlie might actually spell Utley and most importantly, D) only requires a one-year commitment.
He's far from a perfect, or even that great of, an option. But it makes sense. If he bombs, you either cut bait, or you hope that one or both of Frandsen/Galvis can do enough to be average.