Michael Young considering trade to the Red Sox

Rumor: Michael Young open to trade to Red Sox

by Chol Souders | Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
| 1442 baseball fanatics read this article


Michael Young takes a lead.

Will Michael Young be in Philly by the end of the day? (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

It was believed that Michael Young was only interested in a trade to the Texas Rangers as of yesterday, but a lot has changed in the last 24 hours. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Michael Young will now accept a trade to the Boston Red Sox.

The Phillies have called up 23-year-old prospect Cody Asche, and he will be in the lineup tonight as the starting third baseman. It is believed he will stay in the role for the rest of the season. This is the realization that Young probably came to in the last day, which caused him to change his mind and consider Beantown as his next location.

Overall, the deal makes a ton of sense for all parties. The Red Sox would get a veteran right-handed presence while the Phillies would be able to take a long look at their third baseman of the future and probably get some middle relief help for their horrible bullpen. Young would likely get more playing time and a chance at a World Series title, which are two things he seeks.

The Phillies brought Young in to help them compete. He has played decently, but he is not in the Phils plans for the future, and it is in the team’s best interest to get what they can for him. Asche may struggle this season, but experience at such a young age may give the franchise some hope in the next coming years.

In addition, the Phillies need to decide what to do at third base because two of their top prospects both play the position (Asche and Maikel Franco). If they have to move one to another position they may want to do it sooner rather than later.

Post By Chol Souders (127 Posts)

Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Chol enjoys fun in the sun, long walks on the beach and all types of water sports." American and Wiz With" is how he orders his cheesesteak and drinking a cold Neshaminy Creek Brew while watching the game is his favorite pastime. After receiving his B.A in Telecommunications and Mass Media from Temple University he has been working in sales for 5 years, while still maintaining a strong passion for all things sports and all things Philadelphia. You can usually find him at Citizens Bank Park during the summer or at McDuffs Tavern watching every other sport during the off-season.



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