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  1. A friendly reminder that both Michael and Delmon Young will be playing in the postseason

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Hey guys! The MLB postseason started in earnest last night. (Game 163 between the Rays and Rangers doesn’t count, since you can still use it to pad your regular season stats, for reasons I will never understand.) The Pirates beat the Reds in the Wild Card game, and good for them, having not played in…

  2. Youth and Movement: The Phillies Traded John McDonald… Oh, and Michael Young

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    One of the most baffling things that happened with the Phillies this summer was their inability to move Michael Young at the trade deadline. The guy is 36, a free agent at the end of the year, and blocking somebody with any potential future in Philadelphia no matter where he plays on the diamond. Well…

  3. Phillies Come From Behind, Walk It Off Again, Then Cliff Lee Falls Down

    Aug 23, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

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    This is starting to feel like a subplot from the film Mr. 3000. T-Rex Pennebaker gets a dysfunctional Brewers locker room to rally around a chase for third place. Just that one specific part of the movie though. Obviously I don’t think Ruben Amaro is interested in having Ryne Sandberg come out of retirement to…

  4. Phillies Come Back on Rockies, Walk Off on Actual Base Hit This Time

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    Michael Young celebrates with Carlos Ruiz after his game-winning hit in the ninth

    You take walk-off wins where you can get ‘em, but there’s something to the “walk off on shortstop’s second error of the ninth inning” formula that takes at least 15% of the wind out of the sails of the walk-off win. Much better to do so on a couple clutch base hits, as the Phils…

  5. Is Michael Young the Worst Everyday Third Baseman in Baseball?

    Aug 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Well, is he? Probably not seeing as Michael Young has been playing more first base than third since the trade deadline. Okay, but apparently up until three weeks ago, Young was the worst everyday third baseman in the Majors, this according to wins above replacement. Ryan Fagan for The Sporting News compiled a position-by-position list…

  6. Michael Young Willing to Go to Boston Who Doesn’t Really Want Him, Plus Keepin’ Cliff

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Let’s recap the morning of Phillies rumors for you: Michael Young is reportedly willing to be dealt to the Boston Red Sox now after it was reported yesterday that only his former Rangers would be worth the third baseman waving his no-trade clause. But! But Red Sox beat writer Gordon Edes writes that it’s doubtful…

  7. 3B Cody Asche Promoted to Phillies: What’s Next for Michael Young?

    Jul 30, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

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    So it begins. With the Phillies mired in an ugly eight-game losing streak, and any designs on making the playoffs this season dashed along with it, the organization has promoted third-base prospect Cody Asche to the big club. It was only the first in what is likely to be a series of moves made in…

  8. Let’s Trade Michael and Delmon Young Because I Don’t Like Them Very Much

    Jul 30, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

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    Despite the rebuild-at-all-costs strategy supported, implicitly or explicitly, by many Phillies fans as the 2013 trade deadline approaches, I have a great deal of ambivalence about the idea of trading Chase Utley or Cliff Lee. If you can get back an absolutely dynamite set of prospects for either, I guess you have to, but as…

  9. Matt Harvey Owns the Phillies

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    How did the Phillies lose two of three in a series to the Mets, you ask? It’s almost not even fair when Matt Harvey gets to pitch one of those games. Harvey has started 30 games in the Major Leagues since his call-up last July, five of those against the Phils already – more than…

  10. Report: Everybody Loves Michael Young

    Jul 16, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

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    We’ve already heard a report that the Red Sox might be interested in trade for Phillies’ third baseman Michael Young, and also that the Yankees could be a fit as well. Well if Ken Rosenthal is correct, there are a dozen or so teams that could be trying to swing a deadline deal to acquire…

  11. Jimmy Rollins Faceplants Across Home Plate… For The Win!

    Jul 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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    We’re sorry to inform you, Michael Young, that your Chevrolet Player of the Game honors for 07/13/2013 have been repossessed, and hereby awarded to Jimmy Rollins for his amazing sell-out, head-first slide into home on the game-winning play in the 13th inning of the second half of a LONGGGG double header that ended sometime the…

  12. Report: Red Sox Interested in Trade for Michael Young, Yankees a Fit

    Jun 30, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

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    As we get set to turn the calendar over to July, expect trade deadline discussion to intensify over the course of the next few weeks. The Phillies are still 7.5 games out of a playoff spot, and appear increasingly incapable of shifting out of neutral, losing again Saturday night 4-3 to the Dodgers. One team…

  13. Jimmy Rollins and Michael Young Don’t Even Know the Rules of Baseball

    Jun 19, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies have Ben Revere on second base and no outs when Michael Young hits a shot to Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, who is playing at normal depth. On the pitch, Revere attempts to steal third and is hit by the batted ball while sliding into the base. Even though Revere was on third…

  14. Video: Michael Young Gets Thrown Out At Home Plate From 347 Feet Away

    Jun 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Michael Young Gets Thrown Out At Home Plate From 347 Feet Away could be the name of the video, but it could also just be a statement about Michael Young. That dude gets thrown out at home plate from 347 feet away. Actually, that dude gets thrown out at home plate a lot, period. Pretty…

  15. Michael Young: ‘We had a little rough stretch’

    Jun 10, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    It seems a lot of fans could not even muster a proper sense of outrage after the Phillies took their latest tumble in Milwaukee over the weekend, which probably says all it needs to about where expectations are at. So with that in mind, we thought we’d try a little reverse psychology: it’s not so…

  16. Charlie Shuffles Lineup as the DH Is No More and Michael Young Is Bereaved

    May 29, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    This is where I write about how ridiculous it is that the NL and AL have different rules, and that the DH is stupid, but I’d be totally fine with it if it existed in both leagues, but baseball is archaic and ridiculous, and that it was the pitcher who actually caught that double-play relay…

  17. About Time: Charlie Manuel Shakes Up the Batting Order in Boston

    May 27, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Coming off of their tough series loss in our nation’s capital, the Phillies embark on the first part of a home-and-home of sorts against the Red Sox to close out the holiday weekend. In case you were wondering how the team would respond to its latest letdown, Charlie Manuel finally decided to try something different…

  18. Michael Young Is Posting Some Silly Numbers in 2013

    May 20, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Let me preface this by admitting up front that I liked the addition of Michael Young to the Phillies during this offseason. The club had a hole at third base that the front office was able to fill temporarily with a seven-time All Star for the low-price of two minor-league relievers, while the Rangers are…

  19. Phillies Rally in the Ninth, Falter in Extras, Still Took Two of Three off Giants

    May 8, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Bad news: the Phillies lost to the Giants 4-3 in 10 innings on Wednesday. Good news: the Phils showed some fight, and after the dust settled, they still had taken two out of three off of the reigning world champions. Not only was it a positive way to kick off a west coast swing, plus…

  20. Maybe Michael Young Should Bat Leadoff to Prevent All Those GIDPs

    May 6, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Clearly the difference between the Phillies lineup and good isn’t as simple as another lineup shakeup. But there’s one move that can, at the very least, help them maximize what little offense they’re  getting: move Michael Young to the leadoff spot. That he grounds into so many double plays all but necessitates it. Whether he’s…