As everyone knows by now, the Rangers did something that really needed to be done over the weekend and traded Michael Young. It’s a move that’s going to be good for the Rangers, Young himself and, if MY rebounds even a little bit from his disastrous 2012 season, the Phillies.
However, even with the deal being a good move for the team it was still a bittersweet day. I’ve been pretty unapologetic in my criticism of Young’s play, especially on Twitter, but I understand and appreciate what he’s given to the Rangers over the past 12 seasons. It will be very, very strange not hearing Young introduced on Opening Day. But, this move makes the Rangers a better team next season and that’s what’s most important here.
Of course, not everyone sees it that way. And what better way to see how people feel than taking a look at Facebook?
The official Rangers Facebook page hasn’t posted anything about the trade yet, probably in part so their social media guy doesn’t have to deal with moderating the comments on it. That hasn’t stopped people from sounding off on other posts though.
So, presented without comment, a selection of Facebook reactions to the MY trade and the Rangers offseason in general. I’ve removed any identifying info but these are all actual comments.