Over at the DMN (subscription required), the traitor Evan Grant argues that while there’s fault on both sides, the Texas Rangers’ Michael Young is guilty ofÂ being “over-sensitive” about his treatment by the team’s management. Give me a break.
Let’s review: First, the brains in the front office asked this All-Star/team leaderÂ toÂ switch positions from shortstop to third base. YoungÂ did so, and the Rangers wound up winningÂ a pennant. Then, for theÂ upcomingÂ season,Â theÂ bossesÂ askedÂ Young to move again: give up third base this timeÂ and become a “DH/super utility player.” Young may not have liked it, but heÂ was willing to go along with the scheme. Next “trust” broke down somehow, and now Young’s asking to be tradedÂ and being calledÂ just too darnÂ sensitive. Â
Think about it: If you’d been jacked around by your overlords for several yearsÂ in a similar manner, wouldn’t youÂ give a thought toÂ walking too?