Daily Archives: December 8, 2012

Phillies Trade Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla to the Texas Rangers for Michael Young

The Phillies have been trying to acquire Young for over a year, and it appears that they have finally completed a deal involving to RH relievers with live arms in Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.

Michael Young (36) has a long list of past accolades but they mean little now on the field as he is well into his decline phase.  At the plate Young will provide a good amount of contact but there is little power or walk ability to supplement.  At one point in his career Young was a good baserunner but at this point he is below average and is merely a station to station runner.  In the field Young isn’t good let alone average at anywhere other than DH, but he can play third base and that is where the Phillies intend to play him full time.  The Rangers are paying $10 million of Young’s $16 million 2013 salary. Continue reading Phillies Trade Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla to the Texas Rangers for Michael Young