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San Diego's take on Chris Young

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The San Diego Union-Tribune has a feature on Chris Young today...

A couple of telling excerpts...

General Manager Kevin Towers says Young, 26, whose fastball reaches 94 mph, is better than Adam Eaton, his predecessor in the No. 2 spot.

Still, there's an element of mystery to Young's compelling tale.

If Young is everything he appears to be, why did the pitching-poor Rangers send him to the Padres in a January deal?

Young pitched well for long stretches last year in going 12-7 with a 4.26 ERA over 31 starts. The numbers are spiffier when adjusted for the Texas ballpark, a wind-swept oven that is the toughest for pitchers in the American League.

At home Young went 7-5 with a 4.35 ERA that was below the league average. So why trade him?

"It was a situation where you have to give up value to get value," Rangers GM Jon Daniels said this week. "Calling Chris and letting him know we made this deal is one of the toughest things I've had to do. It was an emotional phone call. On a personal level and an evaluation level, I love the guy. The San Diego fans and his teammates will love him, too."

Young also offers his take on the "tired arm" complaint that the Rangers had...not surprisingly, he doesn't think it flies...

Anyway, good article...check it out...