Michael Young: Top 5 Reasons He'll Be a Distraction If Not Traded By Opening Day

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Michael Young: Top 5 Reasons He'll Be a Distraction If Not Traded By Opening Day
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In a strange twist of fate in Texas Rangerville, outspoken franchise CEO Chuck Greenberg is on his way out of town, and disgruntled star Michael Young—he of the trade demands and vitriolic accusations aimed at team management—is apparently staying in Arlington.

Young, angered after the team had ousted him yet again from his position with the team, sounded off on Rangers' management, especially GM Jon Daniels, accusing Texas brass of misleading him and treating him unfairly.

Of course, the Ranger infielder never fully elaborated on his accusations, but his comments aroused healthy doses of speculation as the team entered camp following its most successful season in franchise history.

Young cooled on his initial trade demands after it became apparent that the team wouldn't be able to accommodate him immediately, nor were they willing to simply for the sake of appeasing him.

As spring training has progressed, the Texas star and management have done their best to put on happy faces, espousing concerns with team success rather than dwelling on the drama bubbling just beneath the surface.

With Opening Day just two weeks away, the prior unrest appears to have subsided for now, but the possibility exists that it could once again rear its ugly head at any time, forcing the Rangers into moving the disgruntled star in an effort to restore harmony among the team.

Let's take a look at why the Rangers would do well to move Michael Young now, rather than waiting for another problem to arise.

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