Category: Michael Young

Michael Young is Happy to be With the Phillies and Feels Comfortable With the Transition to Third Base

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers back in December. Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause and head to Philadelphia and everything is going to plan so far. He's out on a mission to prove that this 36-year-old can still ...

Ruben Amaro Jr. Awaits First Look at his 2013 Phillies Rotation, Laments Uncertainty at Corner Outfield Spots

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Is there any chance we see Roy Halladay return to the Roy of old in 2013? Well, not even Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. knows the answer to that question right now. There's also plenty of uncertainty at both of the Phillies' corner outfield spots as spring training ...

Michael Young Says the Rangers Not Wanting Him Has Put a Fire in His Belly in Philadelphia

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

After 13 seasons in the majors with one team, the Texas Rangers, Michael Young will have to put on a new uniform for the first time in Spring Training. Young is now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies after he approved a trade to Philly last weekend. Even though Young ...

Ron Washington Vows That The Texas Rangers Will Be Back Again In 2013

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

A week ago the Texas Rangers were ousted from the AL West Division lead on the last day of the season and then were promptly sent out of the playoffs two days later by the Baltimore Orioles. Texas was in first place for all but three days of the season ...

Dirk Nowitzki is Happy to Throw Out the First Pitch, But Really Would Not Have Cared Either Way

Friday, October 21st, 2011

With the World Series and the NBA lockout both a part of this week's big sports news, I guess it wasn't entirely a shock that Dirk Nowitzki could become a player in all of it. That said, I didn't really see him becoming one of the bigger stories of the ...

Ron Washington On Rangers Outfield Situation “We feel like Julio [Borbon] will be our center-fielder”

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The defending American League Champion Texas Rangers come into the 2011 season knowing they are not the American League favorites to reach the World Series. It seems the media has proclaimed the Boston Red Sox as the team to beat due to the offseason acquisitions of Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, ...

Bruce Bochy “I like where we’re at this year more than where we were at here last year.”

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona is going to be just a tad bit different for Bruce Bochy and his defending World Series championship ball club. Bochy has been making the trip to the Cactus League since 1983 and this season will be a change, with the Giants being the team ...

Michael Young Finally Makes the Playoffs

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Few folks can say they've put in as much time and effort to one team without being rewarded anything more than a steady paycheck than Michael Young. In fact, only Randy Winn, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, has played more games, total, without playing in a playoff game, and ...

The Rangers Should Contend for the AL West Title This Year

Friday, March 12th, 2010

This season should prove to be a very interesting year for the Texas Rangers.  After going 87-75 in 2009, they look to improve their record and make a run at the AL West Division title.  The Rangers’ pitching staff will have to rely on some young pitchers this season.  Neftali ...

Michael Young Discusses Beanballs and the Rangers’ Success

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Michael Young now mans third base for the Texas Rangers, who are a surprise in baseball, unless you're me or Matt Snyder (we both predicted over at FanHouse that they would take the division, he said humbly). And they were also the recent focus of a nasty little pitcher-batter skirmish-thingy ...