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Diamondbacks inquired on Michael Young

Posted on: February 15, 2011 9:41 pm

YoungAll eyes are on Albert Pujols and the impending Albertageddon, but the Michael Young saga is far from over.

Predictably, Texas has struggled to find a new home for Young. The reasons are varied, but they all start with money at No. 1. With three years and $48 million remaining on Young's deal and production that is not commensurate with said salary, it is difficult for the Rangers to find a home for Young while at the same time ensuring their team either improves or does not take a step backward. It doesn't help that the Rangers are resisting calls to cover a large chunk of the now-DH's contract.

There have been several teams linked to Young -- the Rockies, Dodgers and Marlins are ones of note. Now, the Diamondbacks have joined the hunt according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosentha.

While Young would likely provide an upgrade to Melvin Mora at the hot corner, there's one major roadblock standing in the way. Yep: Money. 

It appears that Texas would have to pick up at least $20 million of Young's deal to facilitate a trade, but even then it would be difficult for the club to come away with a player that can make a real impact on the team. Arizona, meanwhile, is not swimming in dollars now that the days of Jerry Colangelo are gone. In fact, the Diamondbacks are set to have a payroll in the $55-$60 million range, and Arizona isn't in a position to move significantly past that number.

Steve Gilbert of chimed in on the rumors, saying that Arizona inquired on Young shortly after he demanded a trade, but nothing has come of it since.

Here's betting nothing will, at least when it comes to rumors of Young heading to the desert.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 1:37 pm

Diamondbacks inquired on Michael Young

the Florida Marlins would like to have Micheal young but it's just not going to happen. Also its not news the Diamond Backs asked about him just asked mind you. The Rockies would be the logical fit for Micheal Young but signing Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitski to long term deals kind of ate their available money. So Colorados chances are not that good because they want the Rangers to eat a lot of his contract but anything is possible in baseball.

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 1:02 pm

Diamondbacks inquired on Michael Young

With the corner infielders being the place with the most question marks heading into spring training for AZ, this would be a huge aquisition. I doubt it will happen as they seem content with their microscopic payroll.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:58 am

Diamondbacks inquired on Michael Young

I don't think Michael would be a good fit on the Dbacks. I think the Rockies, Marlins, and even Dodgers have a better chance at him, and would be a better fit. 

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:13 pm

Diamondbacks inquired on Michael Young

10 bucks says he ends up in a Dback uniform, only our management is dumb enough to make a move this stupid.

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