Posted by : Adrian Garcia Saturday, December 14, 2013

Michael Young of the Texas Rangers
Michael Young of the Texas Rangers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Maybe I should have used a picture of Young as a Dodger, but this was too good to pass up

Good Lord, that is just hideous. This is a thing and it may happen, Michael Young may be an option to be the everyday 3B according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Here are his latest tweets about the Dodger situation.

 Well there has to be some logic to this, maybe this is just a ploy to gain some leverage after Uribe lost a suitor yesterday?

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti (Photo credit: pvsbond)
Oh right, there isn't any logic as long as Ned is the GM. Michael Young may be the opening day 3b, and Ned is probably the reason why. You know, I am naturally skeptical about everything in general, and while the front office has done some great things, especially down on the farm system and internationally, they still don't really inspire confidence. After all of the Matt Kemp trade rumors, the Andre Ethier signing, and the Brandon League signing, allowing Luis Cruz to go into 2013 as the opening day 3b, it's not as if they are immune to stupidity as most people seem to believe. And while all of those were bad decisions, Michael Young would probably be the worst.

Seriously, it's not like there aren't better options out there, literally right now. As terrible as this market is, it's not like the market ends the minute he signs. Besides, Young has been terrible for awhile now. There are many reasons why he is an awful defender, lots of stats could back that up, but in a full season of being in the field season, he compiled an unfathomable -20 DRS at 3B in 890.2 innings. This is bad. Miguel Cabrera in 1234.2 innings saved -18 DRS at 3B. Yes, this is bad.

Michael Young's declining bat and horrid defense is part of the reason he has been worth -1.8 WAR combined the past two seasons. Make no mistake, Young is terrible. Some food for thought, no team with Michael Young on it has ever won a World Series, this tells me about how much his grit is worth.
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