Gil Lebreton has a column on the departure of Michael Young, that I think offers a little more hard-eyed take on the relationship between Young and the club, and his departure, than most of the other folks in the local media have offered.

Its worth a read, as Lebreton talks about Ron Washington's utilization of his bench and his regulars, the reality that Michael Young wouldn't have handled getting benched during 2012 well, and the fact that, for whatever reason, blame for the 2012 collapse was assigned elsewhere:

And when the Rangers' 2012 season abruptly ended in disappointment, we didn't blame Michael Young, even though he had experienced his worst season in 10 years.