Updated 3:39 CDT - From Jon Heyman: Michael Young perfect for Cubs: 2b, 3-hole hitter, leader. But Cubs person says “not happening”
The Globe reported that the Cubs do not have a “plethora of talent” at second base in Blake DeWitt and Jeff Baker and the Cubs are waiting for D.J. LeMahieu to develop in a year or two.
Michael Young would like to be traded but is owed a ton of money.
According to Cot’s Contracts, Young is owed $16 million per year over the last three seasons ($48 million) of the five-year, $80 million contract extension he signed in March of 2007.
During Friday’s broadcast (Cubs against the Sox), Mick Gillispie mentioned that Ken Rosenthal reported Young had added the Cubs to his list of teams he would be willing to accept a trade to.
Michael Young can still hit but as the Globe pointed out, he’s not good in the field at this point in his career.
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