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09:08 AM ET 02.06 | Any trade for the Rangers' Michael Young will have to overcome a huge financial obstacle. A source with direct knowledge of the Rockies' situation said Saturday that the Rangers would have to eat roughly $20 million of the $48 million remaining on Young's contract to facilitate a deal. Colorado's desire for the player hasn't changed, but talks weren't active as of late Saturday.

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February 6, 2011  09:22 AM ET

If your going to eat that kind of money you might as well just keep him.

February 6, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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If your going to eat that kind of money you might as well just keep him.

Exactly. Since when was having a lot of good players on a team a bad thing?

February 6, 2011  09:24 AM ET

This would be stupid for the Rangers. It would weaken them at DH and utility infielder. Kinsler gets hurt every year so Young would be a very nice fill in there instead of some obscure guy that will significantly weaken the lineup.

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February 6, 2011  09:39 AM ET
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If your going to eat that kind of money you might as well just keep him.

Rangers ate a lot of Arod's contract, they may like to do that up in Arlington.

February 6, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Rangers ate a lot of Arod's contract, they may like to do that up in Arlington.

Different ownership. You would think the new ones would be smarter.

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February 6, 2011  10:38 AM ET
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Exactly. Since when was having a lot of good players on a team a bad thing?

Perfectly said. If they can handle the contract keep him around. He is a great leader and a heck of a hitter. Just keep him.

February 6, 2011  10:49 AM ET

That would be a hell of a deal for the Rockies, but I don't know why the Rangers would want to do it.

February 6, 2011  11:09 AM ET

This isn't ever going to happen. This is story that is only being kept alive on the rumor mills. Rangers brass knows exactly how bad it would effect clubhouse morale and fan support if they dealt Captain Ranger. Especially after he has switch positions for a 3rd time now, to help make the team better. Dead story.

February 6, 2011  11:42 AM ET

Not sure if I understand this move. Hopefully its to motivate the 35yr old captain.

February 6, 2011  12:17 PM ET
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Perfectly said. If they can handle the contract keep him around. He is a great leader and a heck of a hitter. Just keep him.

He's the heart and soul of that club.

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February 6, 2011  01:28 PM ET
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Helton was so incredibly bad last year, that at 37 years old, ownership might sell their children to replace him with Young. Otherwise, they're pretty much squared away with the infield. I guess they could replace Stewart at third, as well, but for the money they're paying him, I think they'd rather get rid of Helton's ten million when picking up Young's 16 million.

Helton sure as hell screwed me in the DLFL ....

as for the Rangers making this deal ... COME ON RANGERS!!! WTH??

you did this exact same thing with AFraud ... don't do it again ... and dammit ... should have really thought that whole Beltre' thing through ... dumb **** ...

February 6, 2011  01:40 PM ET

Young is 34 and has "firm" hands. Not enough power to be a great DH. He is also owed 48 million over the next 3 years.

I see why Texas wants to get rid of him, but not sure why the Rockies would want him. Hitting .284 with 21 homers (for that kind of money) doesn't seem that attractive to me.

He seems he could turn into a good utility man at this stage of his career, but the salary and defensive weakness perhaps suggests otherwise.

February 6, 2011  02:04 PM ET
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He is also owed 48 million over the next 3 years. I see why Texas wants to get rid of him, but not sure why the Rockies would want him. Hitting .284 with 21 homers (for that kind of money) doesn't seem that attractive to me

If the Rangers eat 20 million of his contract, then I would understand the desire on the party of the Rockies to acquire him.

February 6, 2011  03:14 PM ET
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firm hands, huh? hey, everybody! mondo got a handie from michael young!

Dammit.

February 6, 2011  03:38 PM ET

Todd Helton should call it a day. Go to the hall and enjoy retirement.
First ballot hall of famer.

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