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Michael Young to the Cubs why not?


I've been reading about the trade rumors between the Rockies and Rangers for Michael Young.  I am wonderng why in the world haven't we heard any chatter about the Cubs pursuing him?

  He would be an excellent 2nd basemand as he has proven with the Rangers and considering he has played gold glove or near gold glove at 2nd, SS and 3rd why not?  Open up the wallet Ricketts and get it done! I'm assuming payroll would be the obstacle.  There are no excellent options IMHO at 3rd base in next years free agent class and if we decide to part ways with Aramis and we could slide Young over there.  We could have an excellent offensive and defensive team with Young at 2nd at all positions except the black hole in LF.  My only concern would be that he is 33 years old right now. 

Here is his contract status-

2011 34 Texas Rangers $16,000,000
2012 35 Texas Rangers $16,000,000
2013 36 Texas Rangers $16,000,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2014

 Here are his offensive stats. 

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2000 23 TEX AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /4
2001 24 TEX AL 106 429 386 57 96 18 4 11 49 3 1 26 91 .249 .298 .402 .699 80 155 9 3 9 5 0 4
2002 25 TEX AL 156 633 573 77 150 26 8 9 62 6 7 41 112 .262 .308 .382 .690 78 219 14 0 13 6 1 *46/5
2003 26 TEX AL 160 713 666 106 204 33 9 14 72 13 2 36 103 .306 .339 .446 .785 97 297 14 1 3 7 1 *4/6
2004 27 TEX AL 160 739 690 114 216 33 9 22 99 12 3 44 89 .313 .353 .483 .836 109 333 11 1 0 4 1 *6/D AS,MVP-8
2005 28 TEX AL 159 732 668 114 221 40 5 24 91 5 2 58 91 .331 .385 .513 .899 131 343 20 3 0 3 0 *6/D AS,MVP-11
2006 29 TEX AL 162 748 691 93 217 52 3 14 103 7 3 48 96 .314 .356 .459 .814 108 317 27 1 0 8 0 *6/D AS,MVP-30
2007 30 TEX AL 156 692 639 80 201 37 1 9 94 13 3 47 107 .315 .366 .418 .783 106 267 21 5 0 1 5 *6/D AS
2008 31 TEX AL 155 708 645 102 183 36 2 12 82 10 0 55 109 .284 .339 .402 .741 95 259 19 2 0 6 0 *6/D AS,GG
2009 32 TEX AL 135 593 541 76 174 36 2 22 68 8 3 47 90 .322 .374 .518 .892 128 280 16 1 0 4 2 *5/D AS,MVP-16
2010 33 TEX AL 157 718 656 99 186 36 3 21 91 4 2 50 115 .284 .330 .444 .774 105 291 21 1 0 11 4 *5/D

Forgive any grammar or spelling mistakes as I am not an English major.  I just thought this is something that should be considered and discussed.

Jim

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