Though the Rangers would eat more than $10 million in salary to deal Young for reliever Josh Lindblom and a prospect, the team would save about $5 million. You know what they say: A penny saved is a penny spent on Greinke.
Lindblom, you'll recall, came from the Dodgers to the Phillies in this July's Shane Victorino trade. A live-armed righty, Lindblom's unfortunate home run tendencies were frequently on display during his relatively short stint in Philadelphia.
Once again, the eensy-weensy detail here is the identity of this "prospect."
The Phillies have a bunch of pretty much interchangeable late-inning relievers. Losing Lindblom wouldn't be a disaster of any sort, but again, that "prospect" could be a very big deal.
Stay tuned to The Good Phight as we track this business.