Michael Young has been the foundation of the Texas Rangers for many years. He has played his entire 11-year career with the Rangers and has been the unquestioned leader of the team during this time.
His .300 career batting average and Gold Glove-winning defense show how valuable Young has been to his team.
So why does it appear that he might be traded?
While Young is a huge asset for Texas, he is also a major liability. Young's contract has three years and $48 million remaining, which might restrict Texas from bolstering its team.
While Young is worthy of a big contract, Texas has other holes it needs to address that are more glaring than the infield. Though their rotation has the potential to be elite, the departure of Cliff Lee makes this staff much more vulnerable to inconsistency, especially with Brandon Webb's unknowns.
The Rangers infield is very crowded, and many signs point to Young being shipped off. In this article, I will provide 10 reasons why the odds of Young being traded are very high.