If the Rangers are going to have an optimal team come October as they try to win a third straight pennant, they'll bench Michael Young and find a better designated hitter around the trading deadline. Sure, it'd be awesome to grab somebody like Greinke, and stick him at the top of a playoff rotation -- but it'd also be very, very costly, and there's no guarantee Greinke stays after his contract expires. Point is, there's not a need in the rotation. There is, however, an obvious and glaring need to replace Young in Texas' lineup, and the cost shouldn't be prohibitive. The only downside is dealing with a whiny Michael Young.
The Rangers' Michael Young Problem
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