The “Decision” is over..
Young will be wearing Phils pin-stripes this year. The Phils traded RHP Josh Lindblom and RHP Lisalverto Bonilla for him, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. There were some fans getting mad that he took this long to make his choice. Listen, the dude has been with Texas his entire career and has a family. Sometimes as fans (me included) we forget about that kind of stuff.
Young, 36, is a former 7-time All-Star is in his last year of his contract at 16 million and the Rangers will pay 10 million of it. The Phils were looking for a stop-gap guy and Young will be solid for just that. I know Young struggled last year hitting just .277 with eight homers and 67 RBIs but two years ago he hit .338 with 11 homers and 106 RBIs.
Mike has only played 65 games at third in the past two seasons and has lost some range. He is not the player he used to be but he still can play.I know some people don’t want him at all but for 1 year I will take that chance. He will bring that winning attitude and professionalism that the “WAR” guys can’t add up…