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08:20 AM ET 01.04 | As the Rangers chase Adrian Beltre, they are also, obviously, talking about shifting Michael Young, who reportedly had reservations about moving. Upon returning from a 10-day trip to California, Young acknowledged that Rangers officials reached out to him in the last couple of days to ask him about moving to DH if the club signed Beltre. "I'll do what I have to do to stay on this team," Young said. "I'm happy to be here and proud to be part of this team. I want to stay a part of it. If it means getting the bulk of my at-bats as the DH, then that's what I'll do."

The Dallas Morning News

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January 4, 2011  08:50 AM ET

He would certainly extend his career as a DH.

January 4, 2011  09:26 AM ET

Will he won't he? Well they won't they?

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January 4, 2011  10:04 AM ET

a DH who is very capable on defense, unlike trotting out Papi and Vlad. But the years on Beltre's supposed offer just don't make sense.

January 4, 2011  10:21 AM ET

The extent and money of Beltre's deal aside, Michael Young has to be one of the best team guys in the league right now. He is a Rangers hero and has done nothing but produce hits his hole career, and now he has no problem with a reduced role. Any team in the league would be lucky to have him.

January 4, 2011  10:52 AM ET
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The extent and money of Beltre's deal aside, Michael Young has to be one of the best team guys in the league right now. He is a Rangers hero and has done nothing but produce hits his hole career, and now he has no problem with a reduced role. Any team in the league would be lucky to have him.

Amen brother. MLB needs more of his kind.

January 4, 2011  11:00 AM ET

This is the way Young has always been, with A-Rod, Soriano, Andrus. Truly a class act.

January 4, 2011  12:24 PM ET
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This is the way Young has always been, with A-Rod, Soriano, Andrus. Truly a class act.

Sounds like a very good team guy. Makes me like him even more than I did before. A move to DH is one that a lot of guys would balk at because that's typically the last stop before retirement but he could be on the level that Paul Molitor was for years.

January 4, 2011  12:44 PM ET

Texas front office is the best in baseball and is just getting started.....Should be right there again this year.

January 4, 2011  12:51 PM ET

DH, what a joke. How about real baseball players?

January 4, 2011  02:03 PM ET
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Texas front office is the best in baseball and is just getting started.....Should be right there again this year.

For all of Tom Hicks flops, failures and fumbles, he did get one thing right, bringing in Nolan as President.

January 4, 2011  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Texas front office is the best in baseball and is just getting started.....Should be right there again this year.

The signing of Beltre to this contract would say just the opposite. Dumb contract.

January 4, 2011  03:42 PM ET

Rangers have some huge marbles to even ask a good defensive player with a great bat to just DH while Beltre who can't seem to stay in one play gets the automatic playing time. Bad move Rangers.

January 4, 2011  03:55 PM ET
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And the overestimation of Beltre continues. I hope the Rangers intend on signing him to a series of one-year contracts, because that's the only way they'll get consistently good performances out of him.

Good point.......As the Dodgers and Mariners and Red Sox saw firsthand.

January 4, 2011  04:07 PM ET

I guess the Angels wasn't bidding against themselves for Beltre afterall like everyone else said they were. Gotta suck to be an Angel fan right now. First the lose Crawford. Now they're about to lose Beltre as well.

January 4, 2011  07:01 PM ET

Team first mentality is what sets Michael Young apart from the others. A true class act in these days of selfish players with the me-first mentality.

January 4, 2011  07:57 PM ET

the Rangers don't need Beltre ... and he definitely isn't worth the money or years he's asking for ...

Nolan ... tell Boras and Beltre to go take a dump ...

dum, dum should be proud of me .... ;))

January 4, 2011  07:57 PM ET

**** off SPAMMERS!

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January 4, 2011  09:40 PM ET

Very good points people!!!!

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