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http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/21321100/report-michael-young-to-accept-trade-to-phillies

Lifetime Texas Ranger Michael Young has waived his 10-5 rights and will be traded to the Phillies for relievers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.

It's somewhat sad from a PR standpoint but this is addition by subtraction for the Rangers. Young is nearly toast and was owed $16 mil this season. The Rangers absorb half his contract for the Phillies; with the $8 mil saved I assume they invest more in either resigning Josh Hamilton or landing Zack Greinke. On top that they get to stock their bullpen a little bit. As for Philadelphia, I don't know what they're thinking.

Is this the catalyst that will start the ball rolling on the major moves this offseason?

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The Phillies are cobbled together with duct tape and chewing gum. The Nationals are going to steamroll them this year.

The Phillies just get older and worse every season. Ben Revere was a decent pickup, but they've got geezers all over the diamond.

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