In a move that is sure to be breaking news to anyone who actually enjoyed there Saturday night instead of sitting on there phone and refreshing Twitter as the MLB’s waiver trade deadline approached, the Phillies traded Michael Young to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night for minor league pitcher Rob Rasmussen and cash considerations.
Not that Young had been tearing it up lately, he was hitting just .231 since the All-Star break, but the Phillies didn’t get back a player who has any major league future with the team in Rasmussen, according to Sports Illustrated.
Rasmussen is a non-prospect who was lit up in a brief stay in Triple-A this year and will be joining his fourth organization since being drafted in 2010
So essentially the Phillies just gave Young away for free, which would normally be fine because it opens up a spot for Cody Asche to play every day once he returns from his hamstring strain. Normally it would be fine, except Ruben Amaro told Mike Missanelli after he didn’t trade Young at the deadline, that he wasn’t going to ” just give Young away”.
We believe that their is no reason to give Michael away.
Amaro reportedly called Young “the club’s best hitter” when the Yankees tried to land Young in a trade deadline deal.
According to the source, Cashman offered Amaro several names in exchange for Young; Amaro replied that the veteran third baseman is “my best bat, and I don’t want to move him.”
Funny, Rob Rasmussen and cash considerations doesn’t sound like the return that you would normally get for your club’s “best hitter”, does it?
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